By FOX Sports staff
The two teams, along with Premier League sides Sarawak and Kedah, will do battle for two last-eight spots when the competition begins on August 20.
Given their top-flight status, both LIONSXII, who were crowned Super League champions, and Perak have been installed as favourites to qualify from the group and advance into the quarters.
However, Azraai believes Sarawak, who won the Premier League earlier this season, and Kedah will put up a good fight, but he feels LIONSXII will make their home advantage count.
"It's going to be tough because all four teams in the group are good," he told the New Straits Times.
"It's very tough playing the Singapore team [LIONSXII] and going to Jalan Besar [Stadium] has been a nightmare for all Malaysian teams. Nobody [opposition sides] has won there this season and if LIONSXII collect full points from their three home games, then they are as good as in the quarter-finals.
"It won't be easy playing Sarawak and Kedak either and I know [Sarawak coach] Robert Alberts well, having been his assistant before [at Kedah]. He is a very astute tactician."
Azraai was also pleased with a number of his youngsters following their displays in Saturday's 1-1 friendly draw against ATM, and believes he is close to deciding on his strongest XI for the Malaysia Cup.
"I gave a few of the young players a chance to play and I am thinking of using them during the Malaysia Cup," he revealed.
"I already have an idea of what our first XI should be like, with only [goalkeeper] Farizal [Marlias] missing for now.
"Overall, I am happy with how the team played."
Perak will head into the Malaysia Cup on the back off a relatively successful league campaign, where they finished seventh on the table and ten points clear of the relegation zone.
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