March 4, 2014

International Friendly Betting Tips

english football odds comparisonMark Rawlinson

It’s the first taste of international football this year ahead of the summer’s World Cup and all the home nations are in friendly action on Wednesday evening.

England take on Denmark at Wembley, whilst Scotland are in Poland and the Republic of Ireland host Serbia.

England v Denmark Betting Tips

England’s preparations for the World Cup start on Wednesday as Roy Hodgson begins to assess his candidates to fill the 23-man squad that will step on the plane to Brazil.

One player who could earn his first England cap is Southampton’s teenage left-back Luke Shaw, who Hodgson is considering including in the World Cup squad.

Right-back Kyle Walker has pulled out of the squad due to a groin injury so Liverpool’s Glen Johnson will make his 50th cap for England.

The Three Lions face the Danes who, despite finishing second in Group B to Italy, were unable to qualify for the play-offs by virtue of a poorer head-to-head record against the other second-placed sides.

England have the better record against the Scandinavians, with 11 wins in 18 meetings but have lost two of the last three encounters.

The sides last met in a friendly in Copenhagen back in February 2011 with goals from Darren Bent and Ashley Young given England a 2-1 win.

England, who lost back to back friendlies against Germany and Chile in November, are 4/6 favourites to get back to winning ways on Wednesday with Ladbrokes, whilst Bet 365 amongst others offer odds of 5/1 on Denmark.

BET OF THE DAY: There tends to be goals when these two meet, with 13 in the last three meetings. Bet Victor offer over 3.5 goals at 3/1.

Watch this match live on ITV1 from 8pm.

Republic of Ireland v Serbia Betting

Martin O’Neill’s Ireland host Serbia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin but he is without experienced striker Robbie Keane. Midfielder Andy Reid Kevin Doyle are also unavailable after withdrawing with injuries.

Ljubinko Drulovic takes charge of the Serbian’s for the first time as acting coach following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s resignation in November and his side are best priced at 21/10 with Coral. Ireland are 13/8 favourites with William Hill.

Catch this one live on Sky Sports 3 from 7:45pm.

Poland v Scotland Betting Tips

It’ll be a quiet summer for both these sides as neither secured places at the World Cup but they will face each other a few times over the coming years after being drawn together in the same qualifying group for EURO 2016.

Darren Fletcher could make his first Scotland appearance since November 2012 after battling back from a chronic bowel condition. Dundee United teenager Andrew Robertson could earn his first international cap but neither Grant Hanley nor Robert Snodgrass will feature after withdrawing with injuries.

The Scots are available at 3/1 with William Hill but Poland are 23/20 favourites with Bet Victor.

This game kicks-off at 7:45pm and can be seen on the Bet 365 streaming service.

Wales v Iceland Betting Tips

Wales boss Chris Coleman could hand Manchester City youngster Emyr Huws his first cap after being included in the squad for their friendly with Iceland.

Captain Ashley Williams has been cleared to play after suffering from illness whilst Gareth Bale is also included in the squad. Aaron Ramsey, Joe Ledley, Simon Church and David Vaughn all miss out through injury.

Wales are 11/10 favourites with Bet 365 whilst Bet Victor provide the best price on an Iceland win at 29/10.

This match is available on Sky Sports 4 from 7:45pm.

Other International Football Betting

Northern Ireland are in Cyprus for their friendly on Wednesday and are 17/10 favourites with Paddy Power, with Cyprus best priced at 19/10 with Coral.

Brazil continue their preparations for their home World Cup in Johannesburg against South Africa and are 1/4 favourites with William Hill, with South Africa priced at a long 12/1 with Bet 365. Catch this one live on BT Sport 2 from 5pm.

World Cup contenders Germany continue their preparations for the tournament against Chile on Wednesday. They are 1/2 favourites with Bet Victor to win this match with Chile available at 7/1 with William Hill. This match is also on BT Sport 2 from 7:45pm.

Another tasty friendly on Wednesday is a repeat of the EURO 2012 final as Spain host Italy, which is live on Sky Sports 1 from 9pm. The current World Champions Spain are 8/15 favourites with SkyBet to repeat the win, with Ladbrokes offering 6/1 on Italy.

See a list of all the international football betting odds this week at BritBets.

Don’t forget you can also claim free best with Bet Victor.

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