Germany 3-0 Austria – BET WON
England 4-0 Moldova – BET WON
Betting on total team goals can be a great alternative to simply betting on win, lose or draw fixed odds. There are numerous occasions where you worry that a team, although having a great attack, just let too many goals in. Likewise this is a great betting option if you think a team will under perform and not score as many goals as bookmakers may think. Click here for a full explanation of the team goals bet which can be staked as a single or in accumulators.
Here are my suggestions for Friday’s international games:
Germany over 2.5 team goals v Austria
Kick off – 7.45pm
Odds – 1.62
Germany are never at their best in friendlies, and now back to important qualification matches they should simply brush aside Austria at the Allianz-Arena. I’ve avoided betting on the straight win as Germany have a habit of conceding more than one would like, although that is more in friendly competition.
Germany have scored 13 goals in their last 4 home games, and beat Austria 2-1 in the reverse fixture played late last year. The last time Austria visited Germany (September 2011) they were soundly beaten 6-2. Expect plenty more tonight.
The home side simply have far too much quality for the Austrians and should run amok.
England to win to nil v Moldova
Kick off – 8.00pm
Now I’m in no way being biased here, and people that know me are aware that I would back against my own team if there was value to be had. For some reason Paddy Power are choosing to offer a much higher price on this market than other bookmakers (average 1.25).
Moldova have scored in just 2 of their last 8 away games (a 2-0 win over San Marino and a 2-1 loss to Ukraine), and will do well to even muster up a few goalscoring opportunities against an England side who are far superior.
The 1.4 is just too good to pass over considering England to keep a clean sheet is as short as 1.22 with some bookies. Can you really see England failing to score, even without Wayne Rooney?