Wednesday's Football Acca Tips: 10/1 accumulator to kick-off the International break
The dark evenings are beginning to set in and the gloomy period that is the International break is now upon us. There’s Euro 2020 play-offs and Nations league matches coming up in the next ten days, however there’s a flurry of International friendlies on offer on Wednesday evening.
Portugal v Spain looks the pick of the games and is available to watch live on Sky Sports Football, kicking off at 19:45. Cristiano Ronaldo will continue his search to be the highest International goalscorer in the history of the game this week. The 35-year-old is now just eight goals behind Ali Daei’s record of 109 for Iran, with it now looking inevitable that Ronaldo will go on to better his achievement.
Friendlies can often be a tricky affair when it comes to betting, however I’m hopeful for some positive results on Wednesday and have picked out an accumulator as part of my football tips for BettingOdds.com this week at odds of 10/1.
Germany v Turkey Germany Win to Nil
Portugal v Spain: Both Teams To Score
The first in this quadrant of games on Wednesday evening comes from Cologne where Germany host Turkey at 19:45. Joachim’s Low’s side may not be the German juggernaut they were around six years ago but I do see them coming out on top against Turkey on home soil.
After being knocked out at the group stage of the World Cup in 2018, it’s been a mixed bag of results for Germany, with defeats in the Nations League to the Netherlands on two occasions combined with a loss against France.
Turkey though have only won one of their last five games and that came against Andorra. Turkey failed to score in both of their Nations League games against Hungary and Serbia a month ago and I don’t think they will have many opportunities against the Germans on Wednesday. At 6/5 as a single, Germany to win to Nil looks the appropriate addition for the acca here.
Next up I’m backing both teams to score in Portugal v Spain. As mentioned earlier, this looks the pick of the matches on Wednesday evening and it’s the one I’ll be tuning into after a bit of midweek Coronation Street. This may be a friendly but I’m expecting both teams to put in a good level of intensity in the battle for Iberian dominance.
The last time these two sides met was in the World Cup back in 2018 when the two teams played out one of the most memorable matches in the history of the tournament. 3-3 was the scoreline that day with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick which included an 89th minute free-kick to silence the Spanish supporters.
I can’t see it being that high scoring on Wednesday but with plenty of young attacking talent in both squads, such as Ansu Fati of Spain and Joao Felix of Portugal set to feature, we could see plenty of attacking play. Both teams to score looks a nice prospect here at around the 8/11 mark.
Poland take on Finland in Gdansk on Wednesday and I’m backing the hosts to come out on the winners. Finland have been much improved over recent years and have qualified for Euro 2020 where they have been drawn in Group B, along with Belgium, Russia and Denmark, however I don’t see them getting anything from a tough opponent in Poland.
The last time these two sides met was in a friendly back in 2016 when Poland ran out 5-0 winners after resting many of their stars such as Robert Lewandowski. Jerzy Brzeczek’s side have won five of their last six games with their only defeat coming to the Netherlands, by the narrow margin of 1-0. Patrick Schick is another who could cause the Finnish defence real problems on the Baltic coast and the attacking power of Poland should be enough for the hosts.
Rounding off the selection for Wednesday is France to beat Ukraine and there to be over 2.5 goals in the match. This game will be played at the Stade de France and kicks off at the slightly later time of 20:10.
My main angle with this selection centres around how Ukraine manager Andriy Shevchenko has been dealt a huge blow after six of his players had to be pulled out of the squad due to testing positive for Covid-19. This crop of players included goalkeeper Andriy Paytov and midfielder Taras Stepanenko and the manager will be forced into giving several new players a debut.
France have bucket loads of quality running through their squad and with competition for places rife, I can see them wanting to put in good individual performances and impress Didier Deschamps on Wednesday. The hosts have been shortening in various betting markets off the back of the team news for the Ukraine, and it 10/11 I think the right bet looks to be France to win and over 2.5 match goals.