With Barcelona’s Champions League win over Juventus rounding off Europe’s domestic football season, it’s high time for the international game to step up to the plate.
The Women’s World Cup is underway, while the Copa America and U21 European Championship are just around the corner.
There’s also a host of international friendlies and Euro 2016 qualifiers to savour, and we’ve picked out a fine treble that comes in at just under 4/1 for tonight’s games.
Serbia to beat Azerbaijan @ 7/20
The hosts have won both of their past matches against Azerbaijan, and have an excellent recent record in friendly matches.
Brazil are the only team to beat them in their past eight friendlies, and Serbia should have little difficulty in seeing off their visitors this afternoon.
Azerbaijan have avoided defeat in just one of their last six games in all competitions.
Brazil to beat Mexico to nil @ 6/5
Having had more than enough practice in the build up to World Cup 2014, the Selecao have become quite the experts at winning friendly games.
Brazil have triumphed in all eight of their matches since losing the third-place playoff to the Netherlands, and they have kept clean sheets in six of those games.
Under 2.5 goals in France v Belgium @ 67/100
With qualification for Euro 2016 already secured by virtue of being the hosts, Les Bleus will have to make do with friendlies until the competition next summer.
This clash with Belgium, ranked second in the world, will be a stern test for Didier Deschamps’ side, and picking a winner here looks a thankless task.
Instead the smart money should be on less than three strikes, a wager that would have landed in five of the pair’s past six meetings.
All of Belgium’s last five matches have seen two strikes or fewer, as have three of France’s five outings since the World Cup.