Everton vs. Real Madrid - Game Preview and Odds - The International Champions Cup - Semi-final

The International Champions Cup - Everton vs. Real Madrid - Team and tournament logos - MatchupEverton will face Real Madrid in the semi-final of the International Champions Cup (ICC) on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The match's starting time is 7:30pm PDT.

Everton earned their spot in the semis by beating Juventus via penalties after a 1-1 draw, while Real Madrid defeated LA Galaxy 3-1 in their quarter-final match.

The International Champions Cup is a pre-season friendly tournament held in the United States, organized by the Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, and sponsored by Guinness.

The odds for the upcoming match in LA are as follows:

Real Madrid 4/11
Draw 7/2
Everton 11/2

Real Madrid are the big favourites to win. There is a good vibe surrounding the team since Carlo Ancelotti took over the managing job. Players are performing and the highlight, for now, is probably the new Malaga arrival, Isco, who is establishing himself as the team's play-maker.

Everton also have a new manager this season in Roberto Martínez. They surprised everyone by eliminating the Italian champions, Juventus, in the first round, and it will be interesting to see what they can do against the mighty Real Madrid.

The winner will play against either AC Milan or Chelsea FC in the ICC final on Wednesday, August 7th, at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.