Liverpool take on Malaysia XI in the second match of their tour of the Far East tomorrow.
In the final match of the trip, the Reds go into the game on the back of a 4-3 win over Chinese side Guangdong Sunray Cave.
Meanwhile, Malaysia XI were on the receiving end of a 4-0 thumping from Arsenal earlier in the week.
With Liverpool having no trouble hitting the back of the net and Malaysia XI seemingly having difficulty keeping things tight at the back, a win for the Merseysiders appears the most likely outcome.
This would certainly appear to be the case when odds on Liverpool to win are considered.
The five-time European Cup winners are as short as 3/25 to win the match in bwin’s football betting market, with victory for the home side priced at 12/1 and a draw at 6/1.
However, the fact that Liverpool conceded three goals will be an undoubted cause for concern.
Indeed, Cao Yang, Guangdong’s manager, went as far to say that Liverpool’s defence had been a “bit loose”, although his Liverpool counterpart Kenny Dalglish shot this suggestion down with the retort: “They were looser than we were. They conceded four.”
Nevertheless, being breached three times does not inspire confidence, meaning odds of 11/10 on both Malaysia XI and Liverpool to score in the match could reap dividends.
A successful £25 free bet on both sides to score, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £52.50.
What’s more, the fact the two teams’ previous fixtures produced so many goals makes it likely that there will be more than 3.5 over the course of 90 minutes.
This bet is available at odds of 91/100 with bwin, while those looking for bigger returns will have to hope that Dalglish’s absence will allow Malaysia XI to snatch a win or draw in the double chance market at odds of 18/5.
Dalglish has flown back to Liverpool to conclude the signing of Stewart Downing, leaving Steve Clark in charge.
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