After the success of our Sunday offering, which saw Lee Calver successfully tip wins for Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Inverness, bwinbetting’s Banker Treble is back in time for Wednesday’s international action.
At odds of 87/50, successfully backing the following three teams to win this evening will secure punters using bwin’s £25 free bet £68.50. Below, the reasoning behind those picks is explained.
England U21s to beat Belgium U21s @2/5
Getting the negatives out of the way first, the Young Lions’ last match was a 2-1 defeat to Belgium U21s in Mons back in November. However, they were unlucky to lose the match after conceding a 90th-minute winner and dominating possession for much of the game.
With home advantage on their side they should have more than enough to gain revenge this evening and make it six wins out of seven since their disappointing Euro 2011 campaign.
Stuart Pearce might not be around to oversee proceedings because of his involvement with the full national side but he has still picked the team and has a strong squad to choose from.
Eight of the U21 squad have started a Premier League match in the last month, with the in-form Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a notable inclusion when many people were tipping him to be picked for the senior side.
With England scoring 14 goals in their last three home games and Belgium conceding five goals in their last three matches, the Three Lions should make far easier work of their opponents at the Riverside than they did across the Channel.
Turkey to beat Slovakia at 7/10
Turkey’s failure to reach Euro 2012 after a comprehensive defeat to Croatia in the play-offs led to the resignation of coach Guus Hiddink but the Crescent-Stars can be expected to bounce back with a win over Slovakia this evening under the guidance of new man Abdullah Avci.
Hiddink’s departure can largely be ascribed to Turkey’s 3-0 capitulation to Croatia in the home leg of their play-off.
But despite also losing to Germany – which is nothing to be ashamed of in itself given the dominance of Joachim Low’s men in qualifying – last Autumn, Turkey have a good record in their own country.
They had won ten of their 11 previous home matches prior to the Germany defeat, with their only blemish being a draw against South Korea.
As such, Turkey can be relied on to see off a Slovakia team who have lost to the likes of Armenia and Luxembourg on their travels in the last 18 months.
Spain to beat Venezuela @ 3/20
World and European champions Spain might failed to win either of their last two games – a 1-0 loss to England and a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica – but they should have less trouble against a Venezuela team who have lost their last three matches.
While Vicente del Bosque’s side might have been shaky on their travels of late by their own very high standards, it has been a different story at home.
They won all four of their Euro 2012 qualifiers on home territory, including a 6-0 win over Liechtenstein and a 3-1 victory over Scotland in their last two matches.
Significantly, they also beat Venezuela 3-0 away from home as recently as June 2011 to emphasise the gulf in class between the two teams.
And even if Venezuela subsequently managed a credible fourth-place finish in the 2011 Copa America, expect Spain to reconfirm their superior status this evening.
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