England are performing well under Gareth Southgate having a very good World Cup warm-up being unbeaten against Germany and Brazil and winning 1-0 against the Netherlands. Jesse Lingard's 1st goal for the Three Lions extended England's unbeaten run to seven games and gave them a deserved friendly win against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. They’ve scored just 5 goals in their last 6 fixtures, but they have a rock-solid defense keeping 5 cleans sheets in a row. On the other side Italy failed to qualify at the World Cup, resulting in a premature end to Gian Piero Ventura’s managerial reign, and they are now sparing partners for some of the big names who will travel to Russia. They played Argentina last Friday failing to find the back of the net against them. Luigi Di Biagio is Italy’s new coach, but we don’t expect him to be in charge of the team for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Both teams have the necessary weapons to contribute on the scoreboard. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score at 2.05 with Betfair.
Qualified at the World Cup as hosts, Russia are amongst the worst national sides who will participate to the big event. They were destroyed by Brazil on Friday losing on their turf 0-3 and showing that they will struggle to make it to the knock-out stages in a tough group with Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. France were the negative surprise of Friday’s friendly matches losing against Colombia 2-3 after being 2 goals up. They will try to revenge that results and the match against Russia is the perfect opportunity. France have been regularly scoring many goals and we expect them to dominate this match and win it in style. We also expect goals so the over 2.5 goals in the match should easily be a winner at 1.8 with most of our green listed bookmakers. France should have enough to cover the -1AH market and win this match with 2 goals margin. Best pick for the match: France to win with -1AH at 2.28.
Denmark, who will travel to Russia in June, continue their preparations for the big event playing Chile in a friendly match on Tuesday at Aalborg Portland Park. Against all the odds Alexis Sanchez and Co. failed to book their tickets for the World Cup finishing 6th in the South America qualifying campaign group losing 8 from their 18 fixtures. They have nothing to play for against Denmark and we don’t expect them to push for the win or play at their best level avoiding injuries as some of their players are still fighting for trophies this season. Denmark will show up with their best starting line-up and try to give their fans something to cheer for. Best pick for the match: Denmark to win at 2.63 with Betfair.
Switzerland vs Panama – Switzerland to win with -1.5 AH at 2.05 with Unibet
Tunisia vs. Costa Rica – Under 2.5 goals at 1.65 with Pinnacle
Australia vs. Colombia – Colombia to win with -1 AH at 1.85 wit Bet Victor