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Soc­cer Tre­ble at 7/2 Bel­gium WIN 9/20 – Aus­tria WIN 5/10 –

Ger­many WIN 21/20

Bel­gium vs Switzer­land (HOME WIN) 9/20 – Bel­gium will look to do what is ex­pected of them on Fri­day and brush aside Switzer­land. Since los­ing to France in the semi-fi­nals of the World Cup, Bel­gium have en­dured a three-game win­ning streak, beat­ing Eng­land to fin­ish third in the world, and cruis­ing past Scot­land and Ice­land in sub­se­quent matches. They’ve kept three clean sheets in as many games in that run and with Eden Hazard in the form of his life. So they should have no trou­bles against the Swiss op­po­si­tion. Switzer­land ham­mered Ice­land 6-0 in their Na­tions League opener, but suf­fered de­feat in Wem­b­ley against Eng­land a few days later. Bel­gium should have too much class for the Swiss in this con­test – get on at 9/20.

Aus­tria vs North­ern Ire­land (HOME WIN) 5/10 – Aus­tria hope to get their Na­tions League cam­paign back on track when they host North­ern Ire­land, who have strug­gled in re­cent months, es­pe­cially away from home, where they have failed to score in four out­ings. At home, Aus­tria have been a joy to watch. They beat Ger­many, Swe­den and Rus­sia, los­ing just once in 11 en­coun­ters, a 3-0 drub­bing against Brazil. Marko Ar­nau­tovic has been lively this sea­son and has found new life in his new strik­ing role, which he took up at club level. At 5/10, Aus­tria should pick up their first win in this com­pe­ti­tion.

Nether­lands vs Ger­many (AWAY WIN) 21/20 Nether­lands will be hop­ing for a turn­around per­for­mance when they face 2014 world cham­pi­ons, Ger­many. They lost their Na­tions League opener against cur­rent world cham­pi­ons France. The Dutch have been a team on the de­cline for many years, but with the young guns fir­ing up front, Ron­ald Koe­man’s men will feel they have a chance. Ger­many have opted to go with a few young­sters, but also have the ex­pe­ri­ence of Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hum­mels and Thomas Muller to call upon. The Ger­mans drew their first en­counter, 0-0 against France, but should come out on top against so-called lesser op­po­si­tion. Back the away win here at 21/20.

BET 2

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Poland vs Italy (HOME WIN) 18/10 – Af­ter a dis­mal World Cup show­ing in Rus­sia, Poland seem to have found their rhythm and are now un­beaten in three matches. They closed their cam­paign with a 1-0 win over Ja­pan, then later went on to draw with Italy and the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land last month. Italy head into the in­ter­na­tional break with a fourgame win­less run, but could rec­tify things in a friendly match against Ukraine be­fore they face Poland. Away from Italy, Roberto Mancini’s men have been dread­ful, fail­ing to win in their last five matches, los­ing four times. Their young de­fence hasn’t man­aged to cope with the pres­sure of fac­ing the big guns, and this could cer­tainly go wrong for the 2006 world cham­pi­ons. Back Poland here at a valu­able 18/10.

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