A Barcelona vs. Manchester United 2015 live stream and TV soccer matchup is part of Saturday’s sports schedule as the two clubs will compete in an International Champions Cup friendly. This game will also be played within the United States, as San Francisco’s Levi Stadium hosts what is an always intense rivalry. While two of Barcelona’s main stars won’t be on display it still could provide a fierce battle. Live streaming online and TV coverage arrives thanks to Fox Sports.
According to a Mercury News report on July 24, both teams will be missing key players from their lineups in this matchup. Lionel Messi and Neymar, continued two of the biggest stars in the international game, will not be participating alongside their other star teammate Suarez. Manchester United will be without Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez due to a broken collarbone for Mexico in the ongoing Gold Cup. Hernandez would likely be out of this game even if not injured as Mexico will be competing in the finals of that tournament.
The matchup is part of the International Champions Cup, a tournament filled with 15 international friendly matchups. It serves as a pre-season tune-up for all of the teams competing as they head into more serious games. Most recently, Manchester United participated in a game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium and won it 3-1. Barcelona played a game and won it on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. That should provide both teams with momentum and needed preparation to appear before the fans at the home of the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday afternoon.
The odds favor Barcelona slightly in today’s matchup as they are priced at around +115 on the moneyline at various books. The underdogs, Manchester United, are priced around +200 or higher, with a draw priced at +260 or higher. The goals over/under for today’s game is hovering at three goals for the complete game. Barcelona currently leads all teams in the future odds to win the 2015-16 Champions League at 15 to 4, while Manchester United is farther down the list carrying odds of 17 to 1.
Saturday’s Barcelona vs. Manchester United game has a start time of 4 p.m. EST. Live televised coverage will be found on Fox around the United States. Cable and satellite subscribers with access to Fox Sports Go can watch a live streaming online feed, or subscribers to the Soccer 2 Go service can also watch live online. For overseas, MUTV will carry the game in the United Kingdom, while ESPN Deportes in the U.S. will have Spanish commentary on their televised coverage of today’s game.