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International fixtures betting tips, free bets and betting offers - Tuesday 26 March


By our count, there are around 35 men’s international friendlies taking place on Tuesday, and we’ve attempted to preview most of them, as well as fixtures from the UEFA Nations League and under-21 Euro qualifiers.

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

International fixtures Betting Tips - Tuesday 26 March

International friendlies Acca of the Day

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Under 2.5 goals

England vs Belgium


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Scotland to win

Scotland vs Northern Ireland


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Under 2.5 goals

Spain vs Brazil


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Under 2.5 goals

Republic of Ireland vs Switzerland


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Argentina to win and over 2.5 goals

Argentina vs Costa Rica


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France to win

France vs Chile


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Portugal to win

Slovenia vs Portugal


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Both teams to score

Germany vs Netherlands


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Colombia to win

Colombia vs Romania


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Denmark half time/full time

Denmark vs Faroe Islands


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At 99/1, a £10 bet would return £1,005.02!

International friendlies acca of the day

England vs Belgium betting tips

Wembley, London

After suffering a surprise defeat at the weekend, can England get back to winning ways?

On Saturday night, up against a depleted Brazil side, the Three Lions were on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat, creating very little all night before conceding ten minutes from time.

Gareth Southgate was also without many key players, his absentee list having grown even longer since, but he would still have been underwhelmed by the performance, hoping for better this time.

Earlier on Saturday, Belgium played out a very uneventful goalless draw with Republic of Ireland in Dublin, the highlight of which was Matz Sels’s first half penalty save, as he continue to stake his claim to be number one.

Domenico Tedesco is still yet to taste defeat at Red Devils boss, cruising through qualifying while also notably claiming a 3-2 victory over Germany this time last year.

So, can England end Belgium’s unbeaten streak in this friendly at Wembley?

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At 8/1, a £10 bet would return £90

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Scotland vs Northern Ireland betting tips

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Can Scotland end their winless streak?

On Friday night, the Tartan Army suffered a bit of a reality check, as their side were, on the face of it, smashed 4-0 by the Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena.

For an hour, it was a very even game, the two sides only separated by a worldie goal, before the Dutch scored thrice at the end to add gloss to an otherwise hard-fought victory.

Nevertheless, Steve Clarke’s team are now without a win in six, albeit this sequence features games against England, France and Spain, as well as dead-rubber qualifiers against Georgia and Norway.

Having said all that, the Dark Blues will be desperate to win this one, something they’re firm favourites to do.

Northern Ireland meantime battled to a credible 1-1 draw with Romania in Bucharest on Friday, with Jamie Reid breaking the deadlock just seven minutes into his debut at Arena Națională.

This was a shock positive result for Michael O’Neill’s team, given that they lost seven of their ten Euro qualifiers, only beating San Marino twice and then Denmark in Belfast, after the Danes had already qualified.

This will be the 37th time these two nations have gone head-to-head, last doing so almost exactly nine years ago, a match the hosts won 1-0 in Glasgow.

The Green and White Army have not won any of their last 11 fixtures on Scottish soil, dating back to 1975, a fact that’s likely to remain true after this encounter at Hampden.

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Scotland to win

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At 9/2, a £10 bet would return £55

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Republic of Ireland vs Switzerland betting tips

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

After both these two sides started 2024 with goalless draw at the weekend, let’s hope for more excitement on the Emerald Isle this time.

Republic of Ireland earned a credible draw with Belgium on Saturday, but it could’ve been so much more, given that Evan Ferguson saw a first half penalty saved, as his goal-draught for club and country goes on.

This will reportedly be John O’Shea’s second and final game in interim charge, with a new managerial appointment supposedly imminent, so he’ll be desperate to mark the occasion with a victory.

Also at the weekend, Switzerland played out an uneventful goalless stalemate with Denmark at Parken.

Murat Yakın’s team have now won just one of their last eight, only beating Andorra in the last 12 months, which is concerning form as Rossocrociati prepare for this summer’s European Championships.

When these two met in Euro qualifying five years ago, David McGoldrick’s late header salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Irish in Dublin, before the Swiss, crucially, won 2-0 in Geneva towards the end of the campaign.

This rematch at Lansdowne Road is also likely to be low-scoring, but will we have a winner?

Spain vs Brazil betting tips

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid

Having claimed victory over one European heavyweight at an iconic venue on Saturday, can Brazil do the same again here?

At the weekend, in Dorival Júnior’s first match in charge, a depleted Seleção side full of debutants beat England 1-0 at Wembley, with 17 year old Endrick coming off the bench to snatch victory late on.

This ended a sequence of three successive defeats for Brazil, and provides hope that they will be competitive come this summer’s Copa América.

On the flip side, Spain were actually beaten by South American opposition on Friday night, putting in a drab display during a 1-0 defeat to Colombia at the London Stadium.

2023 had been such a successful year for Luis de la Fuente’s side, picking up a first UEFA Nations League trophy, before qualifying for the European Championships with games to spare.

However, there were concerning signs in East London, attacking issue they’ll hope to rectify here.

To date, Spain and Brazil have met nine times, with their sole encounter this century coming in the 2013 Confederations Cup Final, a match Brazil won at a cantor, 3-0 at the Maracanã.

Going head-to-head on Spanish soil for the first time since 1999, who will prevail at the Bernabéu?

Germany vs Netherlands betting tips

Waldstadion, Frankfurt

Buoyant after enjoying a statement victory on Saturday night, will Euro hosts Germany claim another scalp?

At the weekend, die Mannschaft upset the odds by beating Euros-favourites France 2-0 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, putting in their best performance for a very long time.

Florian Wirtz lashed home the opener after just seven seconds, the fastest goal in German national team history, before Kai Havertz tapped home a second soon after the break.

This was only Julian Nagelsmann’s second win in his fifth match in charge, and a much-needed one too, having overseen defeats at the hands of both Türkiye and Austria in November.

Netherlands meantime smashed Scotland 4-0 at Johan Cruijff Arena on Friday night, with Tijjani Reijnders firing home a rocket on the cusp of half time, before Georginio Wijnaldum, Wout Weghorst and Donyell Malen all secured the win later on.

Ahead of this one, Oranje and die Nationalelf have become accustom to one-another, meeting five times since October 2018, also drawn into the same UEFA Nations League group for fixtures later this year.

Their most-recent competitive encounter in September 2019 saw the Dutch claim a 4-2 victory in Hamburg, with this clash at Waldstadion in Frankfurt tough to call.

France vs Chile betting tips

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Having suffered a rare home victory on Saturday night, will France get back to winning ways in Marseille?

At the weekend, les Bleus were beaten on home soil for the first time in almost two years, with Germany claiming a shock 2-0 victory at Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Despite this, Didier Deschamps’ side are still favourites to win this summer’s European Championships, looking forward to fixtures against Austria, Netherlands and then Poland/Wales come the summer.

Their opponents here are Chile, who claimed victory in the first leg of their mini-European tour on Friday night, easily beating Albania 3-0 at Il Tardini, with Eduardo Vargas, Marcos Bolados and Víctor Dávila scoring.

Assuming Alexis Sánchez features, at the stadium he called home last season, he will become la Roja’s all-time record caps holder, surpassing Gary Medel’s haul of 161 appearances.

Ricardo Gareca’s team are also preparing for a tournament, namely Copa América, at which they’ll meet Peru, Argentina and Canada, but expectations are low, given that they’ve won only one of six World Cup qualifiers.

Les Bleus and la Roja have only ever met five times previously, the first of which came at the inaugural edition of the World Cup 94 years ago, a 1-0 win for Chile in Montevideo.

Their most-recent meeting came in a friendly in 2011, drawing 1-1, but France are expected to prevail this time, as they return to Stade Vélodrome for the first time in two years.

Argentina vs Costa Rica betting tips

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, California

Argentina supporters believe 2024 will be a year in which they add yet more silverware to their bulging cabinet, hoping to start the year with a second successive victory.

On Friday night, the world champions eased to a 3-0 victory over El Salvador in Philadelphia, with Cristian Romero, Enzo Fernández and then Giovani Lo Celso all on target.

Lionel Scaloni’s side have now won 16 of their last 17 matches, their sole defeat since the World Cup coming against Uruguay, also victorious in each of their last 15 encounters with CONCACAF-based opposition.

This summer, la Albiceleste will be aiming to win Copa América for the 16th time, thereby becoming the competition’s most successful team.

They’ll take on Canada in the tournament’s opener in Atlanta on 20 June, before meeting Chile in New Jersey and Peru in Miami, with many topping Argentina to retain their title.

Their opponents here Costa Rica will also be involved in this summer’s big tournament, coming into this friendly buoyant, having booked their spot as recently as Saturday.

At the weekend, los Ticos ousted fierce rivals Honduras in a do-or-die play-off in Texas, with Orlando Galo equalising, before second half goals from Warren Madrigal and Jefferson Brenes secured the vital victory.

Gustavo Alfaro’s team have therefore landed in Group D, looking forward to fixtures against Brazil in LA, Colombia in Phoenix and then Paraguay in Austin.

Here, this’ll be a first meeting between Argentina and Costa Rica since the 2011 Copa, with la Albiceleste prevailing 3-0 in Córdoba back then, while a similar scoreline is expected at LA Memorial Coliseum.

Slovenia vs Portugal betting tips

Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana

Will Portugal’s winning streak continue in Ljubljana?

On Thursday night, A Seleção das Quinas’ red-hot form continued, smashing Sweden 5-2 in Guimarães.

Rafael Leão, Matheus Nunes, Bruno Fernandes, Bruma and Gonçalo Ramos all on target during the rout at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.

So, since Roberto Martínez’s appointment as head coach, Portugal have won all 11 matches, now scoring 41 goals.

With four more friendlies scheduled between now and the big kick off in Germany, can they keep this sequence going, set to take on Czechia, Türkiye and Greece/Georgia at the Euros themselves?

Slovenia meanwhile will also feature at the European Championships, qualifying for the first time since 2000, drawn alongside Denmark, England and Serbia in Group C.

However, if Matjaž Kek’s team are going to make any impact, they’ll need to play better than they did in Ta’ Qali on Thursday, held to a 2-2 draw by Malta; Andraž Šporar and Benjamin Šeško on target at Grawnd Nazzjonali.

Amazingly, despite the fact the Dragons have been UEFA members since 1992, this’ll be their first-ever encounter with Portugal, and most expect the away side to mark the occasion with a win at Stožice Stadium.

Colombia vs Romania betting tips

Cívitas Metropolitano, Madrid

Will Colombia’s excellent form continue?

On Friday night, Daniel Muñoz’s spectacular strike on the hour mark saw los Cafeteros claim a statement victory over Spain at the London Stadium.

This means Néstor Lorenzo’s team are now unbeaten in 20 internationals, claiming victories over three former world champions Germany, Brazil and now Spain during this period.

Thus, many are tipping Colombia for glory at this summer’s Copa América, a tournament they’ve only ever won once before, doing so on home spoil in 2001.

At this year’s edition, they’ll take on Paraguay in Houston, Costa Rica in Phoenix and then Brazil in San Francisco, looking good to make a deep run stateside.

Having just beaten Spain, los Cafeteros now travel to the Spanish capital, where they’ll take on Romania, for some unknown reason.

Edward Iordănescu’s team are also preparing for a huge tournament coming up this June, set to take on Ukraine/Iceland, Belgium and Slovakia at the European Championships.

Here, the Tricolours will be looking to bounce back from Friday’s underwhelming 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland at Arena Națională, in which Dennis Man fired home an equaliser, but a winner was not forthcoming.

These two teams have only ever met three times previously, two of which have come at World Cups, with Romania victorious both times, 3-1 at the Rose Bowl in ‘94 and 1-0 at Stade de Gerland four years later.

Since, they’ve played out just a solitary goalless draw in a friendly, this coming in Chicago in 2006, so who will prevail as they reconvene at Cívitas Metropolitano?

Ivory Coast vs Uruguay betting tips

Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

Another cross-confederation clash here, as heavyweights from Africa and South America go head-to-head in Northern France.

Côte d’Ivoire are certainly feeling very good about life right now, having won their third Africa Cup of Nations title, on home soil no less, back in February, defeating Nigeria 2-1 in the final in Abidjan.

Les Éléphants were then in action for the first time since that final on Saturday, held to a friendly draw by Benin, with Max-Alain Gradel and Oumar Diakité on target as it ended 2-2 at Stade de la Licorne in Amiens.

This though should be an exponentially tougher test for the African Champions, given Uruguay’s impressive recent form.

At the weekend, la Celeste were held to a 1-1 draw by the Basque Country, a non-FIFA recognised team, with Matías Vecino equalising at San Mamés.

Since Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment as head coach, Uruguay have lost just one of nine matches, currently sat second in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table, notably beating both Brazil and Argentina already.

Thus, many are tipping los Charrúas for glory at this summer’s Copa América, set to take on Panama in Miami, Bolivia in New Jersey and then hosts United States in Kansas City during the group phase.

Here, the African champions and 15-times South American champions will go head-to-head for the very first time, so will there be a winner at Stade Bollaert-Delelis?

Egypt vs Croatia betting tips

Misr Stadium, New Administrative Capital

After both came through their ACUD Cup semi-finals last week, who will win this friendly tournament in New Administrative Capital?

Last Friday night saw the grand-opening the huge Misr Stadium, with the home crowd treated to a victory, as Mostafa Mohamed’s first half penalty saw Egypt defeat New Zealand 1-0.

This was Hossam Hassan’s first match in charge of the Pharaohs, replacing Rui Vitória, who was sacked following a dismal Africa Cup of Nations campaign earlier this year.

Egypt have won only one of their last five meetings with European opposition, defeating Belgium 2-1 in Kuwait City shortly before the World Cup, so can they claim a notable scalp on home soil here?

Croatia meantime required a penalty shootout to overcome Tunisia on Saturday, after the pair had played out a rather drab goalless draw at Cairo International Stadium.

There was nothing dull about the shootout though, with 14 spot-kicks taken, both Nikola Vlašić and Josip Juranović denied from 12 yards, but Andrej Kramarić, Bruno Petković, Lovro Majer, Mario Pašalić and Marco Pašalić all held their nerve.

Zlatko Dalić's team are currently preparing for this summer’s European Championships, at which they’ll take on Italy, Spain and Albania, meaning high-level friendlies beforehand will be vitally important.

Who will win this friendly tournament final in Egypt’s newest city and stadium?

Austria vs Turkey betting tips

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna

Both of these two teams are preparing for this summer’s European Championships, so who will look more well-equipped to make an impact in this friendly in Vienna?

Austria made history in their friendly against Slovakia on Saturday, with Christoph Baumgartner the scorer of the fastest-ever goal in international football, lashing home after just six seconds in Bratislava.

Andreas Weimann was then on target later on, just his second goal for his country, as Das Team left Národný futbalový štadión 2-0 winners.

Ralf Rangnick’s team have now won ten of their last 13 internationals, losing only one, so look strong ahead of meetings with France, Netherlands and Wales/Poland at the European Championships.

Türkiye meantime began 2024 with a defeat on Saturday night, beaten 1-0 by Hungary at Puskás Aréna.

This was Vincenzo Montella’s first defeat in charge of the national team, having enjoyed notable wins over Croatia in qualifying and Germany in a friendly last autumn.

The Crescent-Stars will take on Georgia/Greece, Czechia and Portugal this summer, so will fancy their chances of a deep run at the Euros.

Ahead of this friendly, Türkiye have won six of their last eight meetings with Austria, including the most-recent encounter of the two nations, prevailing 2-1 in Vienna almost exactly eight years ago.

This time, can the Austrians make home advantage count at Ernst-Happel-Stadion?

Czechia vs Armenia betting tips

Stadion Letná, Prague

Will Czechia make it back-to-back wins to start 2024?

On Friday, in the first game of Ivan Hašek’s second stint in charge, his team came from a goal down to beat Norway 2-1 in Oslo; David Zima and Antonín Barák the scorers.

Later this year, Czechia will feature at yet another European Championships, having qualified for every edition as an independent nation, set to take on Portugal, Greece/Georgia and then Türkiye.

As they prepare for the tournament, will they claim another victory in this friendly in Prague?

Armenia meanwhile began the new year with an underwhelming 1-0 defeat to Kosovo, in front of a very disappointed crowd at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium.

Oleksandr Petrakov’s team are now without a win in seven, dating back to last June.

The Czechs have won four of their five previous meetings with Armenia, prevailing 3-0 during their most-recent encounter in Mladá Boleslav eight years ago, with a home win at Stadion Letná very likely.

Norway vs Slovakia betting tips

Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo

After both were beaten in their first friendlies of 2024, will either claim victory in Oslo?

Norway, who’ve still not qualified for any major tournament since 2000, showed why that might be the case on Friday, beaten 2-1 by Czechia at home, despite taking the lead through Oscar Bobb’s majestic solo-strike.

Having failed to deliver Euro qualification, Ståle Solbakken is surely a man under pressure, scrutiny that’ll only intensify if his team are beaten again here, even if it’s only another friendly.

Slovakia meantime, who are preparing for the European Championships, were defeated 2-0 by Austria at Národný futbalový štadión on Saturday, the opening goal coming after six-seconds, a new world record.

The Falcons will take on Belgium, Ukraine/Iceland and then Romania this summer and, despite the fact that’s a rather gentle group, Francesco Calzona’s team won’t be in Germany very long if they continue to play like that.

Norway have won three of their four previous meetings with Slovakia, Erling Braut Håland and Martin Ødegaard the scorers in a 2-0 friendly win two years and one day ago, so will this one at Ullevål go the same way?

Hungary vs Kosovo betting tips

Puskás Aréna, Budapest

Having started an exciting year with a win on Friday night, most would expect Hungary to claim another victory here.

Four nights ago, Dominik Szoboszlai’s spot-kick soon after half time was enough to see the Magyars beat Türkiye 1-0 in Budapest.

Hungarian supporters have plenty to look forward to this year, with their team drawn alongside Switzerland, Scotland and hosts Germany at the Euros, believing they can reach a first quarter-final since 1972.

After that, they’ll take on Germany again, Netherlands and Bosnia in UEFA Nations League A so, ahead of these high-stakes fixtures, can Hungary extend their unbeaten streak to 14 matches?

This seems likely given that Kosovo are not in great form, winning just two of their ten Euro qualifiers last year, finishing above only Andorra in Group I.

As a result, they changed manager this winter, with Franco Foda making a winning start to his tenure on Friday, as Milot Rashica’s goal was enough to see off Armenia in Yerevan.

Nevertheless, in what’ll be a first-ever meeting between these two teams, a Hungary win is widely-expected at Puskás Aréna.

Denmark vs Faroe Islands betting tips

Brøndby Stadion, Brøndbyvester

Put succinctly, Denmark are overwhelming favourites to win this friendly, as they welcome their Nordic neighbours to Brøndby.

To date, de Rød-Hvide have won all six previous meetings with Faroe Islands, scoring 18 goals and conceding only two, with a similarly emphatic scoreline expected here.

However, Kasper Hjulmand’s team did find goals hard to come by in Saturday’s friendly, held to a goalless draw by Switzerland at Parken.

Nevertheless, it’s not likely to be a similar story here.

Although, Faroe Islands will be full of confidence, having smashed Liechtenstein 4-0 in Marbella on Friday.

Pætur Petersen bagging a brace, while Adrian Justinussen and Arnbjørn Svensson were the other scorers.

Håkan Ericson’s side don’t often get hammered but, in the first international, with fans in attendance, played at Brøndby Stadium for six years, the home crowd are likely to have a win to celebrate.

Luxembourg vs Kazakhstan betting tips

Stade de Luxembourg, Gasperich

Neither team wanted to be involved in this friendly but, after both saw their dreams of European Championship qualification shattered on Thursday, both will want to bounce back.

Given that neither have ever featured at a major tournament before, the pair came into this international window with high-hopes, although both ended up beaten on the road in their play-off semi-finals.

Luxembourg were dumped out 2-0 by Georgia in Tbilisi, but that doesn’t begin to tell the full story.

Gerson Rodrigues thought he’d equalised soon after half time, only for the goal to be disallowed by VAR due to a foul in the build-up, that actually saw Maxime Chanot sent off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity.

Georgia then scored a second soon after, and this killed off any remaining hope Luc Holtz’s team had.

Then, in a later kick off, Kazakhstan were smashed 5-0 by Greece in Athens, suffering their biggest defeat since an 8-0 hammering at Parc des Princes in November 2021.

So, this friendly will actually be a first-ever meeting between the Red Lions and the Hawks, but who will prevail at Stade de Luxembourg, with the hosts favourites to do so?

Finland vs Estonia betting tips

Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki

In tonight’s other friendly between beaten Euro play-off semi-finalists, most would expect Finland to claim victory.

On Thursday, the Eagle-Owls hopes of back-to-back Euro appearances came to an end, defeated 4-1 in Cardiff by a rampant Wales in the play-offs.

Given that many of his key players are aged 30 or over, Markku Kanerva’s team may be at the start of a new era, so he could experiment in this friendly, giving younger players an opportunity.

As for Estonia, their hopes of featuring at a first-ever major tournament came to an end, hammered 5-1 by Poland five nights ago.

Maksim Paskotši’s 27th minute red cad, when his team were already a goal down, not helping their cause, while Martin Vetkal’s goal towards the end was scant consolation at Stadion Narodowy.

When the Blueshirts and the Eagle-Owls last met in competitive fixtures, Finland won 1-0 in both Turku and Tallinn, these coming in the Nations League six years ago, with Teemu Pukki the match-winner both times.

Thus, a home win seems likely at Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

Malta vs Belarus betting tips

Grawnd Nazzjonali, Ta’ Qali

Two European minnows go head-to-head here, both seeking a rare victory, with Malta hoping to make home advantage count.

On Thursday, Malta held Euros-bound Slovenia to a credible 2-2 draw in Ta’ Qali, with Matthew Guillaumier and then Steve Pisani on target.

This ended a four-game losing streak for Michele Marcolini’s men, who’ve only managed to beat Luxembourg and Gibraltar in the last 18 months, but will believe they can add Belarus to that short list here.

As for the visitors, they were defeated 2-0 by Montenegro in their first fixture of 2024, with both goals coming before half time at Mardan Sports Complex.

Belarus had ended 2023 with back-to-back qualifying wins over Kosovo and Andorra, concluding the campaign in fourth with a respectable 12 points on the board.

Ahead of this one, Belarus have won each of their last three meetings with Malta, albeit the most-recent of these came 16 years ago, so which way will this one go at Grawnd Nazzjonali?

Latvia vs Liechtenstein betting tips

Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca

Latvia don’t go into many fixtures as overwhelming favourites to claim victory, but that can certainly be said of this friendly.

Last year, they lost nine of their ten matches, a surprise 2-0 Euro qualifying win over Armenia a rare highlight.

Now led by new head coach Paolo Nicolato, they held Cyprus to a 1-1 draw in Larnaca on Friday, with Andrejs Cigaņiks snatching a late equaliser.

Nevertheless, including friendlies, Latvia have won only 12 of their last 60 matches, eight of which have come over teams who ply their trade in the bottom-tier of the UEFA Nations League.

Up against another minnows here, they are favourites to prevail.

Liechtenstein meantime are the second-worst ranked team in Europe, with only San Marino sparing their blushes.

The Blue-Reds were hammered 4-0 by Faroe Islands on Friday, meaning they are now winless in 36, losing each of their last 24 on the spin, conceding 71 times in those defeats.

Latvia have won nine of their 11 previous encounters with Liechtenstein, including both meetings two years ago, so are expected to win this one at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium.

Cayman Islands vs Moldova betting tips

Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya

You won’t be surprised to learn that this is a first meeting of Moldova and Cayman Islands, as the teams ranked 155th and 197th in the world go head-to-head in the most unlikely friendly happening anywhere this week.

As alluded to there, just 13 sides sit below Cayman Islands in the FIFA World Rankings, notably beaten 11-0 by Canada in a World Cup qualifier in 2021, while this’ll be their first-ever encounter with European opposition.

In the CONCACAF Nations League, they’ve been ever-presents in the bottom-tier of that competition, winning only one of their last nine, this a 2-1 victory over U.S. Virgin Islands last October.

So, to say the British Overseas Territory, that has a population of only 68,000, kick off as underdogs here would be an understatement.

Moldova meantime are hardly European heavyweights, also marooned in the bottom-tier of the UEFA Nations League, but they are an improving force.

Serghei Cleșcenco’s side have won seven of their last 15 competitive fixtures, most-notably fighting back from 2-0 down to beat Poland 3-2 in Chișinău last year, possibly their best-ever result.

On Friday, Vitalie Damașcan’s amazing over-head kick helped Moldova hold North Macedonia to a 1-1 draw in Antalya, while they kick off as overwhelming favourites to win this one at Mardan Sports Complex.

UEFA Nations League relegation play-out

Lithuania vs Gibraltar betting tips

Darius and Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas

In tonight’s UEFA Nations League relegation play-out, having won the first leg in Faro/Loulé on Thursday, Lithuania are in pole position to claim victory.

Five nights ago, in the first leg of this tie, Gibraltar’s tough task was made even more difficult in the 24th minute when goalkeeper Dayle Coleing was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Arvydas Novikovas.

Nevertheless, it took until the hour mark for the visitors to make their man advantage count, with Vykintas Slivka’s cross headed home by Armandas Kučys, and 1-0 is how it finished at Estádio Algarve.

Lithuania came into this tie as firm favourites, a zeitgeist that’s only been enhanced by their victory on the road.

Edgaras Jankauskas’ side have only ever competed in Nations League C, never higher or lower, set to retain their third-tier status, thereby joining Romania, Kosovo and Cyprus in a group later this year.

Gibraltar meantime were promoted from the bottom-tier in 2021, but only managed to yield a solitary point last year, hence why they’re in this play-out, with Thursday’s defeat their 11th in succession, conceding 47 goals and scoring zero.

So, baring a very unlikely turnaround at Darius and Girėnas Stadium, Julio César Ribas’ team will be returning to League D, where Liechtenstein and San Marino will await them.

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Under-21 European Championships qualifier

England vs Luxembourg betting tips

Toughsheet Community Stadium, Bolton

There are 19 under-21 European Championships qualifiers taking place on Tuesday, but we’re spotlighting holders England, who are in action in Bolton.

On Friday, the Young Lions smashed Azerbaijan 5-1 in Baku, with Harvey Elliott bagging a brace at Azersun Arena, while Noni Madueke, captain Taylor Harwood-Bellis and then Archie Gray were all also on target.

As Lee Carsley’s side seek to qualify for next summer’s tournament in Slovakia, they’ve won five of their six qualifiers, including each of the last three on the spin.

However, following a 3-2 defeat in Košice last October, they’re in a straight-race with Ukraine for top spot, with only the group winners qualifying automatically, while the runners-up enter the play-offs.

Given that Ukraine currently have maximum points, the clash between the two in October, on the penultimate matchday, will be crucial, but England are under pressure to keep on winning between now and then.

Back in September, the Three Lions swatted aside Luxembourg 3-0 in Differdange, with an even more emphatic margin of victory forecast at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".