International Friendlies Preview




With the season of club football all but over, we turn our attention to the international friendly games. There are many thrilling matches to choose from this weekend, so punters will have a great opportunity to scoop some impressive rewards through their betting efforts.



Friday 05 June 2015

THAILAND v BAHRAIN (DRAW) 21/10
Thailand have been struggling for consistency with three wins and two defeats in their last five games in all competition. Bahrain have followed the trend with just two wins and two defeats from their last five games. The draw is tipped. 

JORDAN v KUWAIT (DRAW) 22/10
Both sides are without a win in their last four games with Jordon losing three out of four and Kuwait losing all four. The draw looks the most likely result.

OMAN v SYRIA (AWAY WIN) 5/2
Oman have lost four of their last seven games in all competitions, suffering two defeats and drawing once. Syria are in a rich vein of form – unbeaten in their last five games with four straight wins. Back the away win.

HUNGARY v LITHUANIA (HOME WIN) 11/20
Hungary have won four of their last eight games with two draws and two defeats. Lithuania are without a win in their last four games with three defeats, losing 2-0 to Slovenia and 4-0 top both Switzerland and England. Back the home win.

NETHERLANDS v USA (HOME WIN) 11/20
The Netherlands finished in a very respectable third place in last year's World Cup, losing out in the semi-final to Argentina before beating hosts Brazil 3-0 in the third place play-off game. With the quality of the Dutch squad, it's no surprise that they're favourites to win this home friendly at odds of 11/20. USA have overcome decent teams such as the Czech Republic and Mexico since the World Cup, they've also drawn very winnable games against the likes of Ecuador and Honduras and they were hammered 4-1 by the Republic of Ireland in a friendly match in November. The Netherlands have much more quality and the USA showed in that defeat to Ireland in 2014 that they can sometimes struggle in Europe against stronger teams.

SCOTLAND v QATAR (HOME WIN) 4/10
Scotland have been in good form winning four of their last six games, losing just once to England. Qatar have been on a poor run of form with just two wins from their last five matches in all competitions. The home win is tipped.



Saturday 06 June 2015

CHILE v EL SALVADOR (HOME WIN) 2/11
Chile have won four of their nine friendly matches with two draws and three defeats against the likes of Brazil, Uruguay and Iran. El Salvador have won just once from their seven games, beating 154th ranked Nicaragua and losing five times.

MALAYSIA v HONG KONG (HOME WIN) 19/20
Malaysia have been inconsistent with three wins and three draws in their last six games. Hong Kong have won three of their last six matches with two losses which includes a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Argentina. With home advantage, Malaysia are well worth a punt.

Sunday 07 June 2015

URUGUAY v GUATEMALA (HOME WIN) 2/11
Uruguay have won five of their seven friendly matches, losing just once in a penalty shootout following a thrilling 3-3 draw with Costa Rica. Guatemala are without a win in their last five matches, suffering four defeats.

ECUADOR v PANAMA (DRAW) 27/10
Ecuador have lost three of their last six friendlies which came against the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Panama have won three of their six matches with just two defeats Mexico and the USA. The draw looks a likely result.

ARGENTINA v BOLIVIA (HOME WIN) 1/6
South American heavyweights Argentina have won five of their seven friendly matches including an impressive 4-2 win over World Cup champions Germany and a 7-0 thrashing of Hong Kong. Bolivia have lost four of their six friendly matches. Argentina are a banker bet.

COLOMBIA v COSTA RICA (HOME WIN) 5/10
Colombia have been in fine form recently. Winning their last six matches on the bounce, beating the likes of El Salvador, USA and Slovenia on the way. Costa Rica have taken some momentum from their successful World Cup in Brazil last year as they've lost just once in their eight friendlies with five wins. It should be a tight affair but Colombia are tipped to make home advantage count.

PARAGUAY v HONDURAS (DRAW) 27/10
By Paraguay’s standards, they’ve been absolutely dreadful having won just once in their last eight games with four defeats and three draws.  Honduras have lost five of their last nine matches with two draws and back-to-back wins against French Guyana and El Salvador. Back the draw.

IRELAND v ENGLAND (AWAY WIN) 21/21
England's progression since the World Cup has been pleasing. The Three Lions have won seven and drawn one of their eight games since last year's disastrous campaign in Brazil, and in that run they have faced some tough opposition including Switzerland, Italy and Scotland away from home. Ireland have won both of their friendly matches, overcoming Oman 2-0 and the USA by an impressive 4-1 scoreline in their homeland. This will be more of a test though, and with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck, England should be able to win this game.

SERBIA v AZERBAIJAN (HOME WIN) 3/10
Serbia are a team of warriors that have proven very difficult to beat, especially on their turf where they’ve lost just once in their last eight games with five wins and two draws. Azerbaijan have lost five of their last six matches. Back the Serbs.

RUSSIA v BELARUS (HOME WIN) 5/10
Russia have won four of their last eight matches with three draws and just one defeat which came against Austria. Belarus have lost three of their last six matches with two wins and a draw. Russia are tipped for victory.

GHANA v TOGO (HOME WIN) 9/20
Shockingly, Ghana are without a win in their last four friendly matches with three defeats and a draw with Mali. Togo have lost four of their last seven games with two wins and a draw. The Black Stars have enough quality in their team to finish off their opponents. Ghana are tipped to get back to winning ways.

FRANCE v BELGIUM (AWAY WIN) 5/2
Belgium are no longer a small country in the world of football. Last year they qualified for the World Cup in Brazil and they managed to reach the quarter-finals. With players like Benteke, Hazard, Lukaku and goalkeeper Courtois, they can make a difference. Marc Wilmots’ side are unbeaten in their last seven matches with five wins including two on the spin. France are a quality team but they showed signs of weakness in their 3-1 home defeat to Brazil in March. Les Bleus will also be without the likes of Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba and Karim Benzema owing to their participation in the Champions League final. Back Belgium to win the tie.

BRAZIL v MEXICO (HOME WIN) 4/10
Brazil have recovered brilliantly from last year's humiliating World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany. In eight friendly matches since that tournament, the Selecao have been victorious in all eight games and they've got some real momentum ahead of this month's Copa America tournament. Mexico are by no means the weakest team that Brazil will face, but they're quite unpredictable and having lost 2-0 to the USA and 3-2 to Belarus since the World Cup came to a close in South America, we can't expect them to put up much of a fight against a Selecao outfit that is growing in confidence and stature.

Monday 08 June 2015

TURKEY v BULGARIA (HOME WIN) 8/10
Turkey are unbeaten in their last three matches with two wins and a commendable draw with Netherlands. Bulgaria are without a win in their last five matches with two losses and three consecutive draws. Turkey should do enough to get the win.

NORWAY v SWEDEN (AWAY WIN) 31/20
Norway play host to Sweden in an international friendly at the Ullevaal Stadion. Norway suffered a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of a rampant Croatia side in the European Qualifiers in their last outing. Prior to that defeat, they managed to beat Azerbaijan 1-0 but lost their last friendly 1-0 against Estonia at their home stadium. Sweden have won their last two matches convincingly, beating Moldova 2 -0 in a Euro qualifier and Iran 3-1 in a friendly back in March. Sweden, led by Zlatan Ibrahimović, are tipped to oust their opponents.

MALTA v LITHUANIA (AWAY WIN) 13/20
Malta have been awful with eight losses and a draw in their last nine games. Lithuania are none the better but are a higher ranked team, sitting 49 places above their opponents who are placed 149th. The away win is tipped.

DENMARK v MONTENEGRO (HOME WIN) 6/10
Denmark have been inconsistent with just two wins from their last five games with three defeats. Montenegro are without a win in their last four outings with two draws and two losses. Back the home win.  

Wednesday 10 June 2015

SWITZERLAND v LIECHTENSTEIN (HOME WIN) 
Switzerland are a good team in good form with three wins and two draws in their last five matches. Liechtenstein have lost 12 of their last 15 matches played with two wins a draw. Switzerland are a banker bet.

GERMANY v USA (HOME WIN) 7/20
World champions Germany are unbeaten in their last five matches with three wins and two draws. USA have lost four of their last seven matches with two wins and a draw. Germany should make easy pickings of them.

Written by Chadley Nagel for @Hollywoodbets. Follow them both on Twitter and Facebook now!