Liverpool complete the Far East/Australian leg of their pre-season tour with a friendly against a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur.
It’s a match the Reds are widely expected to win, attributed a price of 1/10 to make it four victories from four.
Their tour-concluding clash headlines our friendly tip sheet, though it’s not the near-guaranteed triumph we’re championing.
Malaysia XI v Liverpool – both teams to score – Yes @ 83/100
The travelling Merseysiders have been imperious in their friendlies so far, but still managed to ship against a grossly inferior Brisbane Roar outfit in their second match.
Rarely dubbed ‘impermeable’, the Liverpool defence has often been singled out for criticism in recent campaigns and this cobbled together Malaysian elect can bulge their onion bag.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all done battle with the finest team the country can assemble on respective commercially-motivated sojourns in recent seasons and all conceded against the hosts on their way to claiming the spoils.
SuperSport United to beat Crystal Palace @ 3/1
The Eagles were beaten by Union Berlin of the German second tier in their previous pre-season outing, having made hard work of easy-to-manage fixtures with Barnet and Dundee beforehand.
Both found the net three times each in losing to Alan Pardew’s side, while Union ran out 2-0 winners in the German capital.
Such slack defending renders SuperSport’s price for success too big to ignore.
Swansea to beat Reading @ 11/10
No such luck for those Swans hoping to visit a far flung corner of the globe this pre-season.
Instead it’s a trip to Berkshire, where they’ll play the Royals for the third year in succession.
Garry Monk’s men won 3-1 here 12 months ago and 3-0 the summer before that, contributing to a record of ten pre-season victories from 15 for the south Wales club.