Liverpool will face Melbourne Victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as they continue their pre-season tour- this time to Australia few days after beating Indonesia 2-0 in Jakarta. The Anfield giants had earlier brushed aside a Preston side in Lancashire.
With over 90,000 supporters expected to be in attendance, both teams will be motivated to give it their all towards securing victory not minding the fact that the game is just a mere friendly encounter.
The Merseyside team seems to be in a relaxed mood with the arrival of ‘want-away’ striker Luis Suarez. Should the Uruguayan forward feature in this encounter, it will be his first game for the club since he bit Branislav Ivanovic at the Stamford Bridge.
Going by their explosive form in previous pre-season games, Ladbrokes prices Liverpool at a mouth watering odds of 3/10 (1.33) to extend their unbeaten run.
Ange Postecoglou’s men placed third in the A-league last season and have not played a competitive game since they were knocked out of the A-League Final Series back in April. Despite playing at home, they remain underdogs to win this game as they are at a long 13/2 (7.5) to record a shock win against the Reds. The same firm offers the draw at 7/2 (4.5).
Liverpool have not struggled for goals this pre-season, keeping clean sheets in their matches as well. With the return of Suarez to the fold, the English side should have enough to see off the A-league side.
Backing both teams to score at 8/11 (1.72) will however prove a value bet for punters.