Five international friendly betting tips for this week – BetKing Blog

For many football fans, international breaks are an unwelcome addition to the football calendar. They always seem to come just when their club has gained some momentum. Also, the quality of international football is often inferior to club football where players have had more time together to build chemistry, top-level fixtures are less common, and the results can swing wildly.  These factors make betting harder for .  

That does not mean you can’t bet on international fixtures, however. Here are five games you can put your money on this international break:  

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France vs Austria (UEFA Nations League) 

France being bottom of a group they were expected to dominate when the draw was made was in nobody’s bingo card. However, that’s exactly where Les Bleus have found themselves – in last place behind Austria, Croatia and Denmark in League A, Group 1.  

The French team’s last win came 5 games ago in a friendly against South Africa and their last competitive win came 2 games before that against Finland. They’re still one of the favorites to win this year’s tournament, but they cannot afford to let this winless run continue. They need to win at home against Austria this week. 

Unlike France, Austria have won one game and drawn once, which means that they currently have 4 points. A win at the Stade de France would boost their hopes of advancing and condemn France to the ignominy of relegation to League B. 

Our prediction: France have already lost the chance to defend their Nations League title. Home pride will mean that they come into this game desperate to win. Despite Benzema’s absence, they can call on Mbappe, along with Ousmane Dembele and Olivier Giroud to lead them to victory here. Bet on France to win @ 1.38 

 

Poland vs Netherlands (UEFA Nations League) 

“What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object”? I guess we’ll finally know the answer when Robert Lewandowski’s Poland team meets Virgil Van Dijk’s Netherlands side.  

Despite the Liverpool centre back’s inconsistent performances this season, he’s still the best centre back in the world and should have enough motivation up against Lewandowski; the reigning ‘FIFA Best player’. 

Despite the status of their two best players, it’s a mismatch between both teams. Of their five H2H total games, the Dutch have won four games, both sided have split the points once and Poland has won zero games. 

Our prediction: Bet on the Dutch to continue their run of not losing against Poland with a double chance (2x) @ 1.30 

 

Italy vs England (UEFA Nations League) 

Revenge and an opportunity to salvage something from an almost lost season will be the chief motivators as Italy host the Three Lions at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday.  

Despite meeting as recently as June, the desire to inflict a heavy defeat on an Italian team that stopped ‘it’s coming home’ chants from being a reality at the Euros will still be strong with English players and fans.  

The Italians, on the other hand, will be motivated by a chance to still compete for the Nations League trophy and salvage some national pride in a year that they failed to qualify for the World Cup.  

In 9 total H2H fixtures, Italy has the advantage with 3 wins, England has won once, and the remaining 5 games have been draws. 

Our prediction: This is a hard one to call for either side, but ‘Both teams to score’ @ 1.85 is good value since the two teams have both scored in 5 out of their last 7 games. 

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Spain vs Switzerland (UEFA Nations League) 

Neutrality will not be an option on Saturday for Swiss fans as their beloved National side travel to Zaragoza to face a Spanish side that has rediscovered its mojo right in time for this year’s World Cup. 

It’s a case of Goliath vs David in UEFA Nations League A, Group 2 as the table-toppers, Spain, host the country propping up the entire group, Switzerland. For many, the result is already a foregone conclusion, but is it going to be that easy?  

We think it will be. Despite the presence of many experienced Swiss internationals, we’re backing a Spanish side that’s a perfect blend of experience and youth to win this one easily. 

Our prediction: Spain to easily win this one @ 1.48 

 

Brazil vs Ghana (International friendly) 

One of the most iconic moments in World Cup history is tied to this fixture. In 2006, Ronaldo scored his record-breaking 15th World Cup goal against Ghana with his favorite finish; a dribble to beat the keeper and a rolled finish into an empty net.  

This time around, there’s no Ronaldo but there’s still plenty of star power in a Brazilian side that is good enough to win this World Cup. Despite this being a friendly, Ghanaians will be watching this one closely to see how new call-ups; Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams fit into the squad. 

Our prediction: It’s a friendly so the defending might be more relaxed than it usually is. With Brazil’s flair on one side and Inaki Willams’ pace and finishing along with Tariq Lamptey’s wicked deliveries from the right side, we expect goals from this fixture.  

Bet on ‘over 2.5 goals’ @ 1.70 

 

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Author: Clayton Kuhn