Chelsea conclude a tour of the United States that has reaped few rewards to date with a friendly against European champions Barcelona.
Blues fortunes are subject to change in Maryland though, where the languid Catalans will be toppled to help land a 16/1 three-way wager.
Chelsea to beat Barcelona @ 9/5
Back Jose Mourinho’s men at 9/5, what a way to make a living.
The Portuguese’s side are yet to claim the spoils inside 90 minutes during the grandiosely titled International Champions Cup, but Barca, bereft of two prongs from the defence-butchering instrument some people mistake for a front three, have struggled in Uncle Sam’s back yard too.
Manchester United cruised to a 3-1 win against Luis Enrique’s men a few days after they scraped a 2-1 win against LA Galaxy.
With almost a month to go before Los Blaugrana begin the defence of their La Liga crown, their need for a competitive, intense work out isn’t as pressing as Chelsea’s so expect the west Londoners do the business.
Norwich to beat West Ham @ 13/10
This all-Premier League non-competitive affair designed to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Carrow Road will see the Canaries exploit West Ham’s need to take it easy here and claim the spoils.
Up to their elbows in Europa League qualifiers, the Irons have already played eight games this pre-season.
A full-strength XI is unlikely to take the field in Norfolk, which has enabled far weaker sides such as Colchester, Peterborough and Charlton to record positive results against at their expense.
Expect Norwich to do the same.
Wolves to beat Aston Villa @ 17/10
A Wanderers win completes this treble, as Kenny Jackett’s men aim to prevent the Villans winning a fourth friendly from five so far.
In defence of Tim Sherwood’s side, they have only lost one of the quartet preceding tonight’s tussle, but Wolves are yet to taste defeat in four outings thus far, prevailing on three occasions.