International Champions Cup bow for Bayern Munich and AC Milan in this exciting clash.
Soldier Field, Chicago, United States
Key Stat: Bayern have won four Bundesliga titles in a row, while AC Milan's last Serie A championship was back in 2011.
Expert Verdict: AC Milan look to be on the up under Montella, but it is really too early in his reign to judge how much progress could be made by the new man in charge. While Bayern also have a new coach, Ancelotti is regarded as one of the safest pairs of hands in the business and he can oversee a victory here. A close game is expected, but there could be goals as there will be plenty of attacking talent on show. Bayern to win by a single goal.
German champions Bayern Munich are the clear favourites as they take on Serie A outfit AC Milan in Chicago in what is the first game of this year's International Champions Cup for both teams. Daniel Hagler and Niklas Tarnat are among the young players who have featured in Bayern's team during pre-season as new coach Carlo Ancelotti runs the rule over his squad.
Starke, Lahm, Tarnat, Martinez, Bernat, Hagler, Alaba, Stingl, Vidal, Ribery, Green
AC Milan also have a new head coach, with Vincenzo Montella the latest man to take charge of the Rossoneri, who have drifted away from the elite in recent years and are fighting to get back to the top to challenge the likes of Juventus. Ligue 1 club Bordeaux were beaten 2-1 by Milan in their last game. Young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will be among the Milan players who will be getting the chance to show off his talents to an American audience here.
Donnarumma, Antonelli, Paletta, Abate, Romagnoli, Bertolacci, Poli, Menez, Bonaventura, Niang, Suso
The last competitive meeting between the two clubs was in the latter stages of the 2007 Champions League, when Milan squeezed through to the next phase with a superb win. After a 2-2 win at San Siro that seemed to have given the advantage to Bayern, Milan pulled off a brilliant 2-0 victory away from home to stay in the competition.
Since then, three club friendlies have been played between the two sides and Bayern have won them all, although they needed penalties to come out on top on one of those occasions.
Although a lot of their star names are not at the International Champions Cup, Bayern Munich still look to have a stronger squad than AC Milan and the top-level experience of their players should be enough to see them through. Montella is also a relatively new coach, whereas Ancelotti has been at the top of the sport for a long time and will relish the chance to show off his skills here.
Odds of 8/11 on Bayern Munich to win the game in 90 minutes represent decent value considering the relative strengths of these two sides, with outsiders AC Milan available to be backed at 4/1. While Bayern should have enough to win the match, the draw looks decent value at a price of 16/5. The odds of 9/13 on both teams to score look too big and that is a very juicy offer too.