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MLS All stars vs Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips

Orlando City striker Cyle Larin among young players in MLS All-Stars squad.

MLS All stars vs Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips
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VS 29 Jul 2016
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Match Information

 Avaya Stadium, San Jose, United States Avaya Stadium, San Jose, United States

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  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: MLS All-Stars have won their last two matches both by the same scoreline - 2-1.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: Arsenal's star names are missing from this game and they are fully focused on fitness, with the match being a much bigger occasion for the MLS All-Stars. For that reason, the US-based team are backed to come out on top, although it is likely to be a close game. MLS All-Stars to win with both teams to score looks to be a likely outcome for this clash.

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A young MLS All-Stars squad has been named for this club friendly, with Orlando City striker Cyle Larin among those to have been selected for the game against Arsenal. Columbus midfielder Wil Trapp and Chicago's Brandon Vincent are also included with the fresh faces on the roster here.

In among the potential, there are plenty of recognisable names too. The MLS All-Stars look particularly strong up front, with David Villa (New York City FC) vying for selection with Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba, as well as Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC). Andrea Pirlo, Liam Ridgewell and Kaka have been included in the squad too.

MLS All-Stars likely XI: 

Blake, Birnbaum, Ridgewell, Farrell, Rosenberry, Pirlo, Kaka, Trapp, Drogba, Villa, Giovinco.

ArsenalArsenal Team News, Updates and Facts

A game against the MLS All-Stars promises to be a good test for Arsenal as they prepare for the new Premier League campaign, especially as Arsene Wenger has allowed a lot of his key men extra holiday to recover from Euro 2016. New signing Granit Xhaka could be on show in this game, with Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott all likely to get minutes on the pitch too.

Arsenal likely XI: 

Cech, Bellerin, Chambers, Bielik, Gibbs, Wilshere, Xhaka, Reine-Adelaide, Cazorla, Zelalem, Walcott.

MLS All stars vs Arsenal Head-to-Head Stats

The MLS All-Stars only get together once a year, so it is perhaps no surprise that they have never before played Arsenal. However, the All-Stars did beat Arsenal's biggest rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 recently, as well as beating German champions Bayern Munich by the same scoreline in one of their previous matches, so they should not be underestimated.

MLS All-Stars v Arsenal: Prediction

The All-Stars have a major advantage in that they are at home and there should be a strong crowd out at Avaya Stadium, San Jose, for this game, while another boost for the hosts is that the game comes in the middle of the MLS season. Players should therefore be fully match fit, whereas for Arsenal fitness levels are still being worked on ahead of the Premier League's start.

MLS All-Stars v Arsenal: Betting Tips

Arsenal can be backed at 6/4 to win this match, while the MLS All-Stars are available at odds of 11/8 to continue their winning streak from the last couple of years. The draw looks to be tempting, with a price of 9/4 offered on this outcome. 

MLS All-Stars have the benefit of being mid-season instead of warming up for a new campaign, so the 4/5 on MLS All-Stars draw no bet stands out as a fine bet for this match.

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