While the prospect of international friendlies hardly sets pulses racing these days, a bumper set of fixtures does at least give football betting fans the chance to secure a weekend wallet booster.
Here, we take a closer look at three top players who look set to notch at some point this evening for their respective countries. Backing them in a treble with the free £25 bet offered to punters for joining bwin.com could bring returns of £299.70 if all three oblige.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score against Denmark @ 7/5
In many ways, Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains very much the enigma, capable of the brilliant as well as the downright frustrating, but his record speaks for itself and he is reasonably priced to score for Sweden at their old nemesis Denmark on Friday. Despite a niggling injury, Ibrahimovic has scored nine times for Milan this season to add to the six international goals he has in the last calendar year and in what could be a lively, high-scoring affair, the 7/5 he notches is very tempting.
Mesut Ozil to score against Ukraine @ 17/10
Germany travel to Ukraine on Friday in as good a form as any national side, which is bad news for the hosts, who have been decimated by injury. With a big scoreline from the free-flowing, attack-minded Germans a possibility (they have scored 28 goals in the last ten matches), Mesut Ozil looks good value to score any time at 17/10. The Real Madrid star registered five goals in Euro 2012 qualifying, four coming this calendar year, and is a fine alternative to the short-priced favourite Mario Gomez.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to score against Switzerland @ 17/20
There is some stiff competition, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has a claim to being European football’s most in-form striker. The Dutchman has scored ten goals in the Bundesliga already this term for Schalke, where he has finally found his feet after a couple of years in the relative wilderness. Huntelaar was the top scorer in European Championship qualifying with 12 goals, and with the Dutch in top goalscoring form – 27 in their last seven home games – Huntelaar can once again profit with a goal.
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