The international game has taken over from the heat of domestic competitions with a number of eye-catching fixtures.
The international break is usually met with the moans and groans of club fans, who don’t translate their passion for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus into the national fixtures.
But that doesn’t mean fans won’t be watching and won’t be looking for opportunities to cash in on their knowledge of the game and some potential mismatches.
For odds of 5.5-1, our suggested bet is:
France to beat Finland, Netherlands and Spain both to score, Belgium to beat Switzerland and Germany to beat Czech Republic
France are a powerhouse of football and their friendly against Finland serves as ideal preparation for their next Nations League match. The French under Didier Deschamps are 12 games unbeaten in all competitions – winning 10 of them – with their most recent friendly match being a 7-1 win over Ukraine.
The Dutch host Spain – there’s no need to point out all their good attacking players – undergoing somewhat of an injury crisis. Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt are both out and so is 60-times capped goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. The Netherlands are out of form but should have enough to score one past Spain, who under Luis Enrique are building up a head of steam.
Belgium – even without Eden Hazard – should be too strong for Switzerland who are looking to end a five-match winless-streak. The Swiss’ poor form means they start this friendly with an eye on their next clash – against Spain – where they need to win to avoid demotion to Tier 2 in the Nations League.
Both sides in our last leg of the bet have been devastated by injuries and coronavirus issues which means Germany’s strength in depth and home ground advantage will tilt this one in their favour.
An alternative multi play to look at simply going on the results of the games looks like this. Three wins and a draw could see you return over 10 times your stake!