Live on StanJames.com: Wed 19.45: Germany are 10/11 (Betfred) to get the better of Italy in Dortmund while Portugal face Argentina.
Away from the England game and the Nations Cup, there are some high quality friendlies accross Europe on Wednesday night.
In Dortmund, Germany host Italy as 10/11 favs (Betfred) and Joachim Loew has picked a strong squad with just one debutant (Sven Bender). The last time these 2 sides met at this ground, in the 2006 World Cup semi finals, Italy triumphed 2-0, a scoreline that is 22/1 with Coral this time around.
Italy endured a torrid 2010 World Cup and while not losing in 5 games since, the matches they have played have hardly been top class. The Italians come as 7/2 shots with and could be completely undone by the speed and counter play of the Germans. A solid win to nil for Germany could be on the cards at 21/10 (Skybet) with Mesut Ozil getting on the scoresheet (13/5, Paddy Power).
Over in Geneva, Ronaldo and Messi go head to gead in as Argentina play Portugal. Aregntina are 7/5 favs with William Hill on neutral territory but should be very wary of Portugal’s amazing 4-0 mauling of Spain back in November.
If Portugal play to the same degree of class as that night, the 2/1 about them (Boylesports) looks tempting. Argentina’s recent 1-0 defeat of Brazil was a fairly low-quality affair and Portugal could be considered at 13/10 (Coral) in the draw no bet market. Leo Messi is evens to get on the scoresheet (Stan James) and his La Liga rival, Christiano Ronaldo, is an 11/8 chance (Coral).
Elsewhere, Spain are just 2/9 with Stan James to beat Colombia and Betdaq offer a much better 5/6 that they will win to nil. The Netherlands are short at 4/11 () to beat Austria and look good to get on the scoresheet either side of the break at 11/10 (Paddy Power). Lastly, Belgium are a reasonable 8/11 (888sport) to see off Finland.
Wednesday 9 Feb:
Greece v Canada (15:00)
Iran v Russia (16:00)
Croatia v Czech Republic (16:45)
Israel v Serbia (18:00)
Turkey v South Korea (18:00)
Belgium v Finland (19:30)
Netherlands v Austria (19:30)
Germany v Italy (19:45)
Argentina v Portugal (20:00)
France v Brazil (20:00)
Spain v Colombia (20:30)