Read on for the best bets from the midweek International Friendlies.
Germany v France – Tuesday 19:45, BT Sport 1
Germany have been in excellent form since these two last met in the semis at Euro 2016 (W15-D3-L1 prior to facing England at Wembley), with their only defeat in that period coming when they fielded a second-string side at the Confederations Cup. They have however kept just two clean sheets in their last nine, even conceding against Azerbaijan in their last home game, and against a French side with a potent attack there should be some value in backing both teams to find the net. Indeed, the Germans have conceded 11 goals in six games hosting sides we have ranked in the world’s top 10 since 2011, while France have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven visits to top-10 ranked teams since 2010.
Romania v Netherlands – Tuesday 19:00
Following a comfortable victory over Turkey on Thursday, Romania have now won four of five unbeaten games in front of their own fans in 2017, including a remarkable 3-2 win over Chile back in June having been two goals down after just 20 minutes. They come up against a Netherlands side that has found some form of late, winning seven of their last eight with their sole defeat in that period against France. They did however concede four times in Paris, and with only two clean sheets in their last 13 on their travels we fancy both teams to score in this one too. Indeed, they conceded twice in Bulgaria and also failed to shut out the likes of Belarus, Luxembourg and Kazakhstan during that period.
Argentina v Nigeria – Tuesday 16:30
Nigeria have lost five of their last six encounters with teams we have ranked in the world’s top 10, conceding 13 goals across these games, with two of these defeats coming against Argentina themselves. La Albiceleste made hard work of it qualifying for Russia 2018, but their opponents here enter this game with a spate of injuries to contend with including key player Victor Moses and strikers Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon, whilst other forward options Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho haven’t seen much game time at Leicester this term. Gernot Rhor will likely use this opportunity to blood some of their youngsters, and as such the Africans should be there for the taking. Argentina have kept four clean sheets in their six games since Jorge Sampaoli took charge in June, including against the likes of Brazil and Uruguay, and so we’re backing the win to nil.