Manchester United and Tottenham’s transatlantic excursions present punters with yet another opportunity to make money in their sleep.
However, those looking to squeeze a big payday out of the pair must first rely on Barnsley and Middlesbrough drawing in tonight’s real pre-season blockbuster.
Should events turn out as forecast below, those to back our recommended treble will land a profit touching on 22/1.
Manchester United to beat Paris Saint-Germain @ 27/20
If nothing else, Louis van Gaal has proved himself a master of pre-season during his time in charge of the Red Devils.
His Man Utd troops stomped Barcelona 3-1 last time out to make it three wins from as many friendlies this term.
It follows on from last season where they prevailed in five and drew one (which they eventually won on penalties) of their six non-competitive clashes.
PSG are in good form too, but United can’t be bet against at this price.
MLS All Stars to beat Tottenham @ 37/20
An outfit comprised of the finest footballers currently plying their trade at the highest level of the American game doesn’t sound especially formidable, but the All Stars have achieved some impressive results in their time.
They host one of Europe’s elite on an annual basis, the most recent encounter being a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich 12 months ago.
Two seasons prior to that they beat Chelsea 3-2 (it was their second victory over the Blues), while West Ham and Fulham are also among the fallen.
Their last outing in Colorado, where this game will be held, saw Celtic toppled 2-0.
Barnsley and Middlesbrough to draw @ 12/5
Boro are banging their heads against a wall in pursuit of the ludicrously expensive Jordan Rhodes, which is affecting their ability to score goals this pre-season.
One was mustered against York, while a blank was drawn at Doncaster last weekend, with a not-so-hot trip to Marbella in between where results included a 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe and a 1-0 defeat to Real Balompedica Linense.
The Tykes are hardly making it rain ahead of their tilt at League One promotion either; they’re unbeaten from three matches but have only found the net twice.