Quick Bit: FC Barcelona continue their 2022 preseason fixture schedule with a trip to sunny South Florida for a club friendly against David Beckham’s MLS club Inter Miami.
Barcelona continue their preseason fixture schedule with a trip to sunny South Florida for a club friendly against David Beckham’s MLS club Inter Miami.
The Catalan club only managed a 1-1 draw against Spanish fifth-tier club Olot in its first summer preseason friendly a week ago, but as more first-team regulars are reintegrated into the squad, the results should begin to change.
Inter Miami, coached by Phil Neville, will provide a stiffer test than in Barcelona’s pre-season opener, but the MLS side sits just ninth in the Eastern Conference, two points back of the final playoff spot. A comeback win over Charlotte FC on the weekend provides a boost, but on the whole results were expected to be better in 2022.
Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale is expected to be sold out for the first time in club history, with the senior team playing its first season in 2020.
Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Inter Miami vs. Barcelona live score
Inter Miami vs. Barcelona live updates, highlights from friendly
120 mins to kick: No matter the result, Inter Miami players and fans will relish the chance to take on one of the world’s high-profile clubs. The fans have responded in kind, selling out the stadium for the first time in club history.
Inter Miami vs. Barcelona lineups
The Inter Miami lineup and team news will be compiled below once officially announced one hour prior to kickoff.
Inter Miami starting lineup: (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)
Inter Miami subs: (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)
The Barcelona lineup and team news will be compiled below once officially announced one hour prior to kickoff.
Barcelona starting lineup: (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)
Barcelona subs: (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)
Inter Miami squad
While Brek Shea and Robbie Robinson are expected to miss out, some Inter Miami regulars will likely take the pitch.
Ex-Napoli, Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain will likely start on the bench if MLS matches are any indication. The former La Liga champion will hope to see the field at some point against a familiar foe. Ecuadorian forward Leonardo Campana has been the regular starter up top this season.
Goalkeepers (4): Nick Marsman, Drake Callender, Carlos Dos Santos, Clement Diop
Defenders (12): DeAndre Yedlin, Kieran Gibbs, Cristopher Mcvey, Aime Mabika, Jairo Quinteros, Brek Shea, Ian Fray, Damion Lowe, Noah Allen, Modesto Mendez, Ryan Sailor, Harvey Neville
Midfielders (11): Jean Mota, Alejandro Pozuelo, Victor Ulloa, Robert Taylor, Indiana Vassilev, Bryce Duke, Gregore, George Acosta, Joevin Jones, Blaise Matuidi, Felipe Valencia
Attackers (9): Leonardo Campana, Gonzalo Higuain, Ariel Lassiter, Robbie Robinson, Emerson Rodriguez, Abel Caputo, Shaan Hundal, Corentin Jean, Mattias Pellegrini
Barcelona could see the return of winger Ousmane Dembele, who rejoined the group last week after signing a new contract. Regulars like Pedri, Gavi, and Ferran Torres all could make their preseason debuts as well.
Goalkeepers (3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Inaki Pena, Arnau Tenas
Defenders (8): Sergio Dest, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde
Midfielders (10): Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Nico Gonzalez, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, Miralem Pjanic, Alex Collado, Franck Kessie, Pablo Torre, Marc Casado
Attackers (7): Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphinha, Abde Ezzalzouli
Inter Miami vs. Barcelona TV channel, live stream
Wed, Jul. 20
Tues, July 19
Tues, July 19
Wed, July 20
fuboTV, Barca TV+
The club friendly from DRV PNK Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is set to be available to watch globally on Barcelona’s subscription service Barca TV+ in all territories.
In the United States, the match will be televised on TUDN, which is available to stream via fuboTV.
Inter Miami vs. Barcelona betting lines, picks & prediction
While Barcelona has a much-improved squad that would be expected to roll over MLS competition on any given day, the fact that it’s a pre-season club friendly must be taken into account.
It’s entirely unclear which Barcelona players will take the field and which players will be rested. Still others who do see the pitch could have their minutes managed, and the squad chemistry between first-team regulars and fringe players could be off.
Still, Inter Miami is not expected to win the match, and the odds reflect that. The club has had its stumbles in this MLS season, and in the middle of a laborious campaign, it’s likely that Inter Miami rests key players.
Inter Miami Win
Both teamsto score Y / N
-159 / +101
-150 / +110
Over / Under3.5 goals
-117 / -109
-121 / -103
Inter Miami +1.5
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