We’ll take a look at some of the interesting encounters set to take place as part of the friendly international round.
Every once in a while football clubs takes a breather from the hectic leagues, cups and continental matches so that their players can focus on international duties. These games most of the times concern qualifications to a major tournament (FIFA World Cup or EURO), however at other times they revolve around friendly games with other international teams.
• Germany strong favorites against Australia
• Denmark set for a great game against USA
• Gabon gear up to face Mali away
According to EU gambling news, Malta will travel to Georgia where they will square off in a match starting at 18:00 CET tonight. Later in the evening, Mali will go head to head with Gabon in a game that will bear some uncertainty considering both sides are prone to blunder. The greatest encounters will take place between Denmark and USA, while the match Germany vs Australia will surely also offer a lot of excitement.
Georgia vs Malta and Mali vs Gabon
Georgia and Malta are both sides that are currently involved with EURO qualifiers as they try to reach the finals in France next year. Unfortunately for them they are not considered among the better sides as they lack depth and experience within their squad. In order to present an overview about Georgia’s team, we take a look at their recent results in the qualifiers of Group D (3 losses and 1 win).
Malta have been equally disappointing in their Group H as they only managed to record 1 draw with the rest of the encounters ending in 3 losses. In their 4 outings they have conceded a total of 7 goals, while managing to score only 1 in the oppositions’ defense. The two respective teams are now gearing up to face each other and mobile betting sites have outlined Georgia as the stronger side. Their odds stand at 1.40 (2/5), while Malta’s chances are quote limited 8.50 (15/2), per Bet365.
Mali will host Gabon at 19:00 CET tonight where they will be looking to take advantage of the fact that they’ll be playing on their own field. According to FIFA World Rankings, they find themselves in 51st place with an overall points count of 626. They feature some promising young talents which might help them seal a win against Gabon. Since they are hosts they have been assigned favorite status 2.60 (8/5).
Gabon on the other hand are not that much lower on the rankings table, as they sit in 54th place after accumulating 610 points overall. As they will be the visiting side they might find it hard to adjust to the game initially, and that is why their chances are slightly lower than Mali’s 2.88 (15/8). A tie for this game can also happen, with odds being a high 3.00 (2/1).
Denmark vs USA and Germany vs Australia
Denmark weren’t able to qualify for the FIFA World Cup last year in Brazil, however now they are one of the prime favorites to reach the 2016 EURO in France. They currently occupy 1st position in Group I of the qualifiers after accumulating a total of 7 points. They win on 2 occasion, while also recording 1 draw and 1 loss. Their goal difference is not that good though as they let in 4 and have only scored 6.
Nevertheless, they have been dealt preferential chances 2.05 (12/11) since they will be playing on home soil. The USA were pretty successful in Brazil 2014 as they managed to reach the round of 16, where they unfortunately lost to Belgium. The odds for them winning the game against Denmark have been set at a high 3.50 (5/2), while a draw between them two is 3.40 (12/5).
The current World Cup winners Germany will square off against Australia at home at 20:30 CET tonight. This game should prove to be a routine friendly where they won’t push their stars to sweat too much. However, the encounter should still be a fruitful one considering how many great players are present within both the German and Australian team, according to online sportsbooks in EU.
The Socceroos are currently in 65th place on FIFA’s ranking, and that is why their chances to win against the World champions are quite limited 13.00 (12/1). The Germans on the other hand have been assigned highly favorable odds 1.17 (1/6), while a tie 7.50 (13/2) between them doesn’t seem to be on the cards for this game. No matter the outcome of the match, the fans are probably going to enjoy themselves a great deal.