We’re approaching the end of international football and we can look forward to the domestic leagues once again. But there’s still a lot to come from today especially. Today will be the final round of games from the international break and there are some very interesting ties to look forward to ahead.
Yesterday saw some brilliant results including a 3-3 thriller between Germany and Switzerland. Ukraine also claimed a shock victory over Spain as well.
Today has a number of good games on ground as well and we’ll be helping you make the best picks from the international games. The Nations League is where we will be getting most of our tips from.
Italy vs Netherlands Prediction
European heavyweights Italy and the Netherlands lock horns on Wednesday evening in Bergamo. The two sides hope to put their goalless draws from last weekend behind them to gain an advantage in Group A1 of the Nations League.
Italy are the current leaders of the group with five points from three games (W1 D2), with the Netherlands a point behind (W1 D1 L1) in second. And should either nation slip up, Poland could bounce. The Eagles sit level on points with the Dutch, albeit behind for conceding more goals.
So aware dropping any points could prove costly for their Nations League campaigns, Italy and the Netherlands will be determined to grab victory.
The last time the two nations met was in Amsterdam last month, where Nicolo Barella’s effort sealed the Italians a slender 1-0 win.
We would normally never go with a draw but both sides have every reason to let us think so. Italy have drawn their last three games at home and Netherlands have failed to win their last three games as well. In fact, the Dutch side have failed to score in their last three games and we’re tipping a low-scoring encounter for this game. It could well play out to a draw. Bet9ja and Betking both offer value 3.30 odds for this to play though.
Under 2.5 Goals
Still in line with the above, it would be a surprise if they score a lot of goals and they could easily fail to impress on the goal-front. Tipping them for under 2.5 goals could be worth a punt here. Bet9ja have odds of 1.60 for this event while Betking offers 1.67
Moving on from the featured game, there are still lots of games for the day.
Straight wins and O2.5
France vs Croatia Prediction
France take on Croatia in what is a repeat of the World Cup 2018 final. Les Blues came out with a 2-1 victory when both sides met last month and it promises to be another good game. Croatia are coming off the back of a win and France are coming off the back of a 7-1 win as well. Regardless, we expect France to win and also over 2.5 goals in the game. Bet9ja offer 2.03 odds for France to win and 1.90 for over 2.5 to come through. For the same outcome, Betking offers 2.10 and 1.95 respectively.
Iceland vs Belgium Prediction
Iceland take on Belgium in what is expected to be an entertaining game as well. Belgium will be eager to get back to winning ways after their loss to England. We can see them taking the win in this one with a lot of goals as well. Both Bet9ja and Betking offer 1.34 odds for Belgium to win and 1.60 for over 2.5 to come through.
England vs Denmark Prediction
England are on a good run of games and boast a full morale after claiming a comeback win against Belgium of late. Denmark are by no means any walkover but we expect the Three Lions to be too much for them to handle. It is also safe to expect a good number of goals in this encounter as well. Bet9ja offer 1.70 odds for England to win and 2.16 for over 2.5 to come through. For the same outcome, Betking offers 1.75 and 2.15 respectively.
Anytime goal scorers
With Belgium facing Iceland, Romelu Lukaku is a good shout to find the back of the net. The Inter Milan star has been in good form for club this season and has taken that form to the international stage as well. Lukaku was shut out last time out against England and no doubt he will fancy his chances of scoring against Iceland. Bet9ja has odds of 1.75 for Lukaku to score while Betking offers 1.81 for the same event.
Kylian Mbappe has scored 2 goals in his last three games for France and he is a good shout to grab a goal once again. Olivier Giroud is in peculiar form for Les Blues as well and he would normally be the natural shout for this. However, reports are saying Deschamps could consider starting Anthony Martial instead so Mbappe makes sense for the pick. Mbappe is at a value 2.90 odds to score by Bet9ja while Betking offer 2.93 for the same outcome.
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