International Football Betting: Germany v England best odds and more

March 21, 2017

Germany v England is certainly the biggest friendly of the international break this March as the old enemies collide once again.

England famously beat Germany 4-2 in the 1966 World Cup final but since then have beaten them just twice in competitive action.

Germany are favourites at 1.73 to beat England in this friendly on Wednesday night.

And there are also plenty of World Cup qualifiers happening this midweek and over the weekend.

So let’s take a look at the biggest matches and best bets in the international break.

Germany v England: Both teams to score

England will always fancy their chances against the Germans and there are very few international matches that really get the blood pumping like this one. England manager Gareth Southgate has a striker crisis and has called upon veteran Jermain Defoe to sort things out up front. Defoe played in the famous 4-1 defeat England suffered against Germany in the 2010 World Cup. He is 4.10 to score.

A lot of attention will be on how Southgate’s men set out against Germany. England beat their hosts 3-2 this time last year with Roy Hodgson in charge. That was a spirited comeback triggered by a change in style to a more impactful, counter-attacking game. The Germans were stunned.

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Expect Germany to control the majority of possession in this game, much as they did in the previous friendly. But England do have impact, especially going forward. While their defence remains shaky, even without Harry Kane the forward line can get goals. A lot of pressure will be on Dele Alli to work his magic around the box and the Tottenham star is 9.00 to provide an assist.

Rather than backing a winner here, Both Teams to Score at 1.81 is probably your best bet. England’s attack is as good as its defence is bad. And Germany will once again experiment, treating this as no more than a friendly.

International football betting: Top odds

Away from Dortmund, the World Cup qualifiers get going this weekend and there are plenty of matches to bet on with Unibet. On Friday you can bet on Ireland v Wales in a qualifying clash which could prove crucial to the eventual outcome of Group D. Ireland are top of their group but have a horrendous injury crisis that manager Martin O’Neil says could mean him not having a full squad for the game. Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales, meanwhile, are playing catch-up after three draws in their opening four games of qualifying.

Ireland are 2.35 to beat Wales at home but with the Welsh’s ability to shock the footballing hierarchy a draw at 3.10 is a good shout.

Also on Friday Kosovo v Iceland will see the continued emergence of Kosovo as an internationally recognised footballing nation. A year ago Kosovo would have thought this a great opportunity to earn points on the international stage. But Iceland’s performance at Euro 2016 makes them a good addition to a combination bet at 1.37 to win.

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UEFA qualifying Group A on Saturday sees Bulgaria v Netherlands and Luxembourg v France. The big boys are already top of their group, with Sweden joining them as a hopeful third-place team. Place a €10 combination bet on France, Netherlands and Sweden (to beat Belarus at home) and get a + €24 pay-out. Not a bad bet to start the weekend.

Sunday sees Scotland v Slovenia in what could be manager Gordon Strachan’s last game in charge if he does not win. Scotland were tipped to do well in World Cup qualifying but have in fact been dreadful so far. They are 3.30 to lose against Group F’s second-place team.

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