Experienced football betting fans know that international matches tend to be incredibly difficult to predict. And anyone who suffered through Sven-Goran Eriksson’s England era will be painfully aware that friendlies in particular can often be reduced to dour affairs laden with substitutions.
But fear not, as news.bwin.com/en/ has found three matches taking place on Friday evening which look certain to produce three or more goals. Punters who back the following selections in a treble with their free £25 bet for joining bwin.com could walk away with a cool £156.54. And here’s why the bet is well worth a look.
Over 2.5 goals in Holland v Switzerland @ 17/20
First up we look at World Cup finalists Holland, who entertain Switzerland in a friendly. The Dutch strolled through the Euro 2012 qualifying process, averaging well over three goals a game. Their squad is riddled with injuries but their attacking style will ensure goals. Switzerland were disappointing in qualifying but two goals against England at Wembley show they are more than capable of finding the net. Back over 2.5 goals to be scored at odds of 17/20.
Over 2.5 goals in Ukraine v Germany @ 13/20
Next it’s the clash between Ukraine and Germany. Ukraine have scored five goals in their last two matches and although 4-0 and 3-2 defeats against Czech Republic and Uruguay respectively before that illustrate just how volatile their form can be, their matches tend to contain plenty of goals. Germany flew through qualifying for next summer’s showpiece and scored a whopping 34 goals in their ten fixtures. In fact, their last ten games have produced over 2.5 goals, with the last six yielding four or more. There is every chance this game could be a cricket score, so this one is arguably the safest selection of the treble.
Over 2.5 goals in Denmark v Sweden @ 21/20
For the third and final leg of our treble we will go with Denmark vs Sweden. These two sides have been in great form in front of goal. Denmark have scored eight goals in their last three matches and have not failed to score in almost exactly 12 months (eight matches). Sweden come into the friendly on the back of a 3-2 win against Holland and scoring 11 goals in the final three away victories of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. It is also worth considering that this is a Scandinavian derby with some explosive history. In June 2007, with a thrilling Euro 2008 qualifier tied at 3-3 in Copenhagen, Sweden were awarded a last-minute penalty after a clash between Markus Rosenberg and Christian Poulsen. A Denmark fan then ran onto the pitch and attempted to attack the referee, resulting in the match being abandoned and subesequently awarded 3-0 to the visitors. This clash is highly unlikely to be a low-key or friendly affair, then, and certainly has the potential to generate red cards, which in turn should play into our hands by increasing the probability of plenty of goals being scored.
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