International Friendlies **Stat Attack** (1st-3rd June 2018)

With the domestic matches in Europe now over the focus switches to the World Cup, which starts on the 14th June.

Therefore, we can expect the 34 sides that are in action to be on show in the coming weeks as coaches put the finishing touches to their Russian World Cupplans.

With that in-mind, we’ve highlighted several key International Friendlies that are being played this weekend and look at the main head-to-head stats.

There’s some massivegames to take in, including France v Italy and Belgium v Portugal, while England continue their preparation with a home friendly against Nigeria, who will also be involved in Russia this summer.

 

Holland v England – International Friendly Betting Guide: 23rd March 2018

 

Friday 1st June 2018

France v Italy 20:00

– Played 37 times before, France 9, Draw 10, Italy 18
– FIFA Rankings: France 7, Italy 20
– Last met (Sept 2016), Italy 1-3 France
– France have lost just 1 of their last 12 vs Italy
– France have won 2 of the last 5 head-to-heads 3-1
– 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads #
– 4 DRAWS in the last 9 head-to-heads
– 6 of Italy’s last 7 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– France have lost just 1 of their last 10 games
– France have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 games
– 3 of France’s last 4 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: FRANCE TO WIN @1.70

 

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Austria v Germany 17:00

– Played 20 times, Austria 6, Draw 2, Germany 12
– FIFA Rankings: Austria 26, Germany 1
– Last met (Sept 2013), Germany 3-0 Austria
– Germany are 11 games unbeaten vs Austria
– 8 of the last 9 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads saw both teams score
– Germany have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 vs Austria
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– Germany have not won in their last 4 games
– 3 of Germany’s last 4 games were DRAWS
– 3 of Germany’s last 4 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Austria have won their last 5 games
– Austria have conceded just 1 goal in their last 4 games
– 4 of Austria’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: DRAW @4.33

 

England v Nigeria 17:15

– Only played twice before, Nigeria 0-0 England (2002), England 1-0 Nigeria (1994)
– FIFA Rankings: England 13, Nigeria 47
– Both previous head-to-heads went UNDER 1.5 GOALS
– Both teams didn’t score in the previous head-to-heads
– Nigeria have never scored against England
– England’s last 6 games all went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– England have conceded just 1 goal in their last 6 games
– Both teams didn’t score in 5 of England’s last 6 games
– 3 of England’s last 4 games ended in DRAWS
– England have lost just 1 of their last 11 games
– Nigeria have lost just 1 of their last 7 games
– 4 of Nigeria’s last 5 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Nigeria have drawn 2 of their last 5 games

BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @1.75

 

Sweden v Denmark 18:45

– Played 38 times, Sweden 10, Draw 6, Denmark 22
– FIFA Rankings, Sweden 23, Denmark 12
– Last met (Nov 2015), Denmark 2-2 Sweden
– Denmark have only lost 1 of their last 8 vs Sweden
– 5 of the last 7 head-to-head went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads
– Denmark have won 4 of their last 6 vs Sweden ‘to nil’
– Denmark are 12 games unbeaten
– Denmark have conceded just 1 goal in their last 6 games
– Denmark’s last 5 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Denmark have drawn 3 of their last 4 games
– Sweden have not won in their last 3 games
– 4 of Sweden’s last 5 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 6 of Sweden’s last 7 games

BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @1.61

 

Belgium v Portugal 19:45

– Played 4 times before, Portugal 3, Draw 1, Belgium 0
– Last met (Mar 2016), Portugal 2-1 Belgium
– Portugal have never lost to Belgium
– FIFA Rankings, Belgium 3, Portugal 4
– The last 3 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– Ronaldo (Portugal) has scored 3 goals in the last 3 head-to-heads
– Portugal have lost just 1 of their last 16 games
– Belgium are unbeaten in their last 16 games
– Belgium have won 3 of their last 4 games ‘to nil’
– 4 of Portugal’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– 6 of Belgium’s last 7 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– 4 of Belgium’s last 5 games went OVER 3.5 GOALS

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS @2.25

 

Rep Of Ireland v USA 20:00

– Played 8 times, Ireland 4, Draw 2, USA 2
– Last met (Nov 2014) Ireland 4-1 USA
– FIFA Rankings, Ireland 31, USA 24
– Ireland are unbeaten in their last 3 vs USA
– Both teams have scored in all previous 8 head-to-heads
– 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Ireland have won just 1 of their last 4 games
– Ireland’s last 8 games ALL went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in Ireland’s last 5 games
– 3 of USA’s last 4 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– USA are unbeaten in their last 16 games
– USA have not conceded in their last 3 games

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.90

 

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Brazil v Croatia 15:00

– Played 3 times before, Brazil 2, Draw 1, Croatia 0
– Last met (June 2014), Brazil 3-1 Croatia
– Brazil have never last to Croatia
– FIFA Rankings, Brazil 2, Croatia 18
– Neymar (Brazil) scored twice in the last head-to-head
– Brazil are unbeaten in their last 9 games
– Brazil have conceded just 2 goals in their last 10 games
– Brazil have drawn 3 of their last 7 games
– Brazil have won 5 of their last 9 games ‘to nil’
– Croatia have lost just 1 of their last 8 games
– 8 of Croatia’s last 9 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of Croatia’s last 5 games

BEST BET: BRAZIL CLEAN SHEET @1.90

 

Spain v Switzerland 20:00

– Played 3 times before, Spain 2, Draw 0, Switzerland 1
– Last met (June 2010), Spain 0-1 Switzerland
– FIFA Rankings, Spain 8, Switzerland 6
– 2 of the previous 3 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Spain are 18 games unbeaten
– 8 of Spain’s last 10 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Spain have scored in their last 18 games
– Switzerland have lost just 1 of their last 20 games
– Switzerland have not conceded in their last 4 games
– 4 of Switzerland’s last 5 games went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS @1.95