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International fixtures betting tips, free bets and betting offers - Saturday 23 March

There’s plenty of high-profile international friendlies, as well as two Copa América play-offs, taking place on Saturday.

Here are our betting tips for Saturday’s international football action.

International fixtures Betting Tips - Saturday 23 March

International friendlies Acca of the Day


England to win and over 2.5 goals

England vs Brazil


Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score

France vs Germany


Belgium to win

Republic of Ireland vs Belgium


Denmark to win or draw

Denmark vs Switzerland


Under 2.5 goals

Slovakia vs Austria


Croatia to win

Tunisia vs Croatia


At 42/1, a £10 bet would return £433.38

International friendlies acca of the day

International friendlies

England vs Brazil betting tips

Wembley, London

International friendlies don’t come much more glamorous than this, with Brazil the visitors to Wembley, even if neither team are at full strength right now.

England are dreaming of being crowned European Champions for the very first time come June, having got all the way to the final three summers ago, heartbreakingly defeated on penalties by Italy.

Gareth Southgate’s team cruised through Euro qualifying last year, winning six of eight fixtures, most-notably defeating Italy 2-1 in Naples and then 3-1 in North London.

However, for this month’s fixtures, Southgate has a depleted squad from which to choose, with Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jack Grealish, Luke Shaw, Kieran Trippier and many more sidelined.

So, this game will be an opportunity for other players to stake a claim, including 18 year old Kobbie Mainoo, who’s been called up for the very first time, in line to make his debut.

Brazil meantime come into this clash following three successive defeats, beaten by Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina last year, the latter their first-ever World Cup qualifying loss on home soil.

With the Seleção sixth in the CONMEBOL table, Fernando Diniz’s brief tenure as head coach came to an end, so this’ll be Dorival Júnior’s first match in charge of the national team.

The nine-times winners of the competition are preparing for this summer’s Copa América, at which they’ll take on Honduras/Costa Rica, Paraguay and Colombia, but their current form is alarming to say the least.

For this week’s friendlies, Brazil are without Ederson, Alisson, Gabriel Magalhães, Marquinhos, Éder Militão, Casemiro, Gabriel Martinelli, João Pedro, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar, which is quite the absentee list!

11 members of the squad are uncapped, including all three goalkeepers, although they’re still set to deploy a devastating front three of Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo and Richarlison.

The last two meetings between these former-world champions both ended in draws, 2-2 at the Maracanã in 2013 and then 0-0 at Wembley four years later.

This time, given the players the visitors are without, England are surely favourites to prevail.


England to win

1st selection


Both teams to score

2nd selection


Jude Bellingham to score anytime

3rd selection


At 13/2, a £10 bet would return £75

England vs Brazil

France vs Germany betting tips

Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon

Two true international football heavyweights, who’ve won six World Cups and five European Championships between them, go head-to-head in this friendly at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Having reached the final at three of the last four major tournaments, France have to be the favourites to win this summer’s Euros, adding to the Henri Delaunay Trophies they picked up in 1984 and 2000.

Back in November, les Bleus enjoyed their biggest-ever victory, smashing Gibraltar 14-0 in Nice, cruising to top spot in Group B with seven wins and a draw, notably beating Netherlands both home and away.

Didier Deschamps’ team have been drawn into something of a group of death this June, meeting Austria, Holland again and then Wales/Poland, but no one will want to face them once the tournament commences.

Les Belus did suffer one defeat in 2023, this coming in a friendly at Westfalenstadion, with goals from Thomas Müller and Leroy Sané guiding Germany to a 2-1 victory.

More broadly however, it proved to be a year of chaos for die Mannschaft, sacking Hansi Flick following a 4-1 hammering to Japan three days earlier, with Julian Nagelsmann taking charge of four friendlies so far.

To date, Nagelsmann’s only win came against United States, held to a draw by Mexico four days later, before enduring back-to-back embarrassing defeats at the hands of Türkiye and then Austria in November.

Overall, Germany have won only five of their 22 fixtures across the last two years, these coming over Italy, Oman, Costa Rica, France and USA, so aren’t going into a Euros on home soil with much confidence at all.

This summer, they’ll take on Scotland, Switzerland and Hungary in Group A, needing to improve and fast to avoid an ignominious early exit.

Die Mannschaft have only ever beaten les Bleus twice times in 13 attempts on French soil, these victories coming in 1935 and 2013, defeated 2-1 when they last visited in the Nations League six years ago.

Given the respective form of the two teams, a resounding home win seems likely in Décines-Charpieu.


France to win

1st selection


Both teams to score

2nd selection


Kylian Mbappé to score anytime

3rd selection


At 4/1, a £10 bet would return £50

France vs Germany

Republic of Ireland vs Belgium betting tips

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

It’s the start of a new era for the Republic of Ireland, so can they claim a statement victory over one of the world’s very best teams?

The Boys in Green have now failed to qualify for four successive major tournaments, actually losing six of their eight qualifiers last year, their sole points coming from victories over minnows Gibraltar.

So, given that Ireland have won only six of their last 33 competitive fixtures, Stephen Kenny’s contract was not renewed and, as the search for a successor continues, John O’Shea will be in interim charge for now.

Ireland have a quartet of friendlies in their calendar, two this week and two in June, before returning to competitive action in September, giving O’Shea the chance to experiment as he targets a shock win.

Belgium meantime, in contrast to their hosts, are set to appear at a sixth successive major tournament this summer, coming through qualification unbeaten last year.

So, Domenico Tedesco’s team will fancy their chances of making a deep run at the Euros, especially given that they’ve been drawn alongside Slovakia, Romania and either Ukraine or Iceland in a gentle-looking group.

The Red Devils travel to Wembley to take on England on Tuesday, and are massive favourites to claim a victory in Dublin before then.

Ireland are winless in eight meetings with Belgium, dating back to 1966, although the most-recent encounter of the pair two year ago did end 2-2 in a friendly, with Alan Browne’s late equaliser salvaging a draw.

This time, anything other than a victory for the Red Devils at Lansdowne Road would be a surprise.


Belgium to win

1st selection


Over 2.5 goals

2nd selection


Leandro Trossard to score anytime

3rd selection


At 11/2, a £10 bet would return £65!

Republic of Ireland vs Belgium

Denmark vs Switzerland betting tips

Parken, Copenhagen

Both of these two teams will be hoping to make deep runs at this summer’s European Championships, so who will look stronger in this friendly in Copenhagen?

Denmark have qualified for back-to-back Euros for the first time in two decades, topping their group last year, winning all five home qualifiers.

So, having reached the semi-finals at Euro 2020, Kasper Hjulmand’s team will take on Slovenia, England and Serbia this summer, certainly hoping to get through the group and, possibly, match their exploits from 2021.

Switzerland meantime will feature at a third successive Euros, despite an underwhelming qualification campaign in which they won just four times, pipped to first place by Romania on the final matchday.

Thus, Murat Yakın’s team will need to improve if they’re to get out of a group containing Hungary, hosts Germany and Scotland, with this Rossocrociati’s first opportunity to build some much-needed momentum.

This’ll be the first of, at least, three meetings between Denmark and Switzerland in 2024, drawn alongside each-other in the UEFA Nations League, with those fixtures to come in the autumn.

To date, they’ve only met twice this century, these coming during the last Euro qualifying cycle in 2019, with the Danes fighting back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 in Basel, before prevailing 1-0 at home.

Overall, Switzerland have only ever won two of 12 matches against de Rød-Hvide, these coming in 1924 and 1984, making an away win seem unlikely at Parken.

Slovakia vs Austria betting tips

Tehelné pole, Bratislava

These two sides are also both Euros-bound, so will either claim a victory in this friendly at Národný futbalový štadión?

Hosts Slovakia are set to appear at a third successive European Championships, having won seven of their ten qualifiers last year, their only defeats coming at the hands of run-away group winners Portugal.

Come the summer, Francesco Calzona’s team will take on Belgium, Romania and Ukraine or Iceland, meaning the Falcons will fancy their chances of getting through to the round of 16.

Austria meantime have now reached four of the last five Euros, including each of the last three, coming through their qualification section unscathed, alongside Belgium, decisively beating Sweden both home and away.

Ralf Rangnick’s team have been drawn alongside France, Netherlands and either Wales or Poland, which certainly won’t be easy, meaning every moment of preparation counts for Das Team.

The last two meetings between this pair have resulted in scoreless draws, most-recently in Vienna three years ago, so let’s hope this clash in Bratislava is slightly more memorable.

Tunisia vs Croatia betting tips

30 June Stadium, Cairo

Looking outside Europe, Croatia are continuing their Euros preparations by traveling to Egypt for the ACUD Cup, a friendly tournament, seeking to win this tie, with the hosts awaiting in Tuesday’s final.

The last 18 months have certainly been successful for Zlatko Dalić's team, reaching both the World Cup semi-finals and then the Nations League Final, ousting Netherlands last June, before a shootout defeat to Spain.

Then, despite back-to-back qualification defeats in October, the Blazers managed to get over the line in Euro qualifying, courtesy of wins over Latvia and Armenia the following month.

So, come June, Croatia will take on Spain, Albania and Italy, drawn into something of a group of death, meaning they will need to be at their best if they’re to make a deep run at the European Championships.

Tunisia meantime come into this one following a catastrophic Africa Cup of Nations campaign in January, failing to win any of their group games, thereby crashing out in the first round for the first time in five editions.

As a result, Jalel Kadri was sacked as head coach, with Montasser Louhichi currently in interim charge, while the Eagles of Carthage will next be in competitive action in June when World Cup qualifying returns.

So, who will prevail at Cairo International Stadium, thereby facing Egypt in the final on Tuesday, while the losers will drop into the third-place play-off where New Zealand await?

Copa América play-offs

CONCACAF Nations League acca of the day


Canada HT/FT, over 2.5 goals and Jonathan David to score anytime

Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago


Costa Rica to win

Costa Rica vs Honduras


At 4/1, a £10 bet would return £53.30

CONCACAF Nations League double

Canada vs Trinidad and Tobago betting tips

Toyota Stadium, Texas

Meanwhile, Saturday is also a decisive day for four CONCACAF Nations, seeking to snap up the remaining two spots at this summer’s Copa América.

Canada featured at a first World Cup in 36 years back in 2022 so now, ahead of co-hosting the next edition in two years time, are desperate to feature at a maiden Copa América come June.

However, to get there, the Canucks still have work to do, following November’s two-legged Nations League quarter-final defeat to Jamaica.

Les Rouges actually won the first leg 2-1 in Kingston, Stephen Eustáquio the scorer of a late winner, only to be beaten 3-2 back in Toronto, conceding a late penalty, thereby ousted on away goals.

Nevertheless, Mauro Biello’s team do get a second chance to qualify via this play-in game, favourites to prevail in Texas, but under serious pressure, because defeat would be catastrophic for all sorts of reasons.

Trinidad & Tobago likewise have never featured at the Copa América before either, seeking to avoid déjà vu, having been defeated in the play-offs for the Centenario edition by Haiti eight years ago.

To get here, the Soca Warriors first had to top their group, enjoying wins over Curaçao, El Salvador and Guatemala, before a spirited defeat to the United States in the quarter-finals.

Despite having Noah Powder sent off in the first half, Angus Eve’s team were very competitive in the first leg in Austin, holding out for so long, before the floodgates opened, conceding thrice in the final seven minutes.

For days later in Port-of-Spain, T&T actually beat the U.S. 2-1, thanks to goals from Reon Moore and Alvin Jones, but this ultimately proved to be in vain, albeit proving that this team can be competitive.

The reward on the line for both teams is a spot in Group A of Copa América, where they’ll face world champions Argentina in the tournament opener, before taking on Peru and then Chile.

This will be a first meeting of Canada and Trinidad & Tobago for 12 years, and games don’t come much bigger than this, so who will be celebrating victory in Dallas?

Costa Rica vs Honduras betting tips

Toyota Stadium, Texas

Later on Saturday night, also at Toyota Stadium, the Copa América line-up will be complete, as two Central American rivals go head-to-head.

Costa Rica have, to date, made five Copa América appearances, only Mexico have more as a non-CONMEBOL nation, reaching the quarter-finals in both 2001 and 2004, most-recently featuring in 2016.

Thus, los Ticos would expect to be one of the six CONCACAF teams competing stateside this summer but, following a turbulent 2023, are in danger of missing out.

Following their quarter-final exit at last summer’s Gold Cup, Luis Fernando Suárez was sacked as head coach, with Gustavo Alfaro’s first two matches in charge back in November certainly not going to plan.

La Tricolor were embarrassingly demolished by fierce rivals Panama, steamrollered 3-0 in San José, their biggest-ever defeat at la Cueva del Monstruo, followed by a 3-1 hammering on the road in the second leg.

This means Costa Rica have only won two of their last nine competitive fixtures, both coming against Martinique, but they do get a second chance to qualify via this repêchage-style play-in game.

As for Honduras, they’ve only ever made one Copa América appearance, invited to enter the 2001 edition at one day’s notice (it’s a long story), but getting all the way to the semi-finals, dumping out Brazil en route.

This year, la H came agonisingly close to qualifying automatically, set to spring a massive surprise in the quarter-finals, beating Mexico 2-0 in the first leg in Tegucigalpa; Choco Lozano and Bryan Róchez scoring.

However, four night’s later at the Azteca, el Tri fought back to win 2-0, the equaliser coming in the 11th minute of injury time, before prevailing on penalties, with both Róchez and Andy Najar denied from the spot.

The remontada was therefore complete but, for Reinaldo Rueda’s team, they must attempt to bounce back, taking confidence from the fact they ran one of the region’s strongest teams so close.

Here, the prize on offer for both teams is great, namely a spot in Copa América Group D, where they’ll get the opportunity to take on Brazil in LA, Colombia in Phoenix and then Paraguay in Austin.

The 12 meetings since 2012 between these two have produced four wins for Costa Rica and two victories for Honduras, although los Catrachos certainly looked stronger of the pair back in November.

So, in short, this clash in Texas is very tough to call, but Costa Rica’s quality might just see them over the line.

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