It is time for the second round of the 2021 International Friendlies, to be played from Monday, June 7, 2021, to Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Unlike the others, the European soccer national teams have featured in the World Cup Qualifiers in March, so their second set of friendly exhibitions is scheduled for early June.
For most of these sides, these will be the final friendly match prior to the start of the 2021 UEFA European Championship, also known as the Euro 2020. On Monday, June 7, Germany and Latvia clash for the first time in 17 years at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf. On the next day, Tuesday, June 8, Hungary will welcome Ireland at the Szusza Ferenc Stadion in Budapest in their first matchup after nine years.
These matchdays provide an opportunity for the bettor to play around with parlays, picks in the over/under, or goalscorers. Here are some betting predictions to consider when placing a bet on these International Friendly fixtures.
Germany vs Latvia betting picks (Monday, June 7)
Germany have featured in three World Cup Qualifiers in Group J, triumphing in two of them. Then, they faced Denmark in an International Friendly, and the game ended in a winless draw. Latvia, meanwhile, have also taken part in three World Cup Qualifiers, losing to Montenegro and the Netherlands, while drawing against Turkey. Next, they came up against Lithuania in a friendly exhibition, finally making a victory. This will be their second overall meeting. Interestingly, there is no better side in head-to-head clashes, as both Germany and Latvia are yet to celebrate a win, while their only matchup so far has ended in a draw.
It is the favorites Germany who are at deep -10000 to win this clash, the wager on the underdogs Latvia is at whopping +6000, while a tie would result in an equally impressive +2200 payout. Taking into consideration the current form of both teams and the fact that Die Mannschaft are absolute favorites here, it would not be unexpected if they win this clash with a huge difference prior to their Euro campaign. Thus, betting that the matchup ends in a 6-1 win for the home side, for example, is paying out +2000 if you want to bet on the clash, as it might be much more interesting than an outright bet. At $100, the bettor could earn $2,000. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Chelsea's Champions League hero Kai Havertz, as he is at +430 to be the first one to score.
Hungary vs Ireland betting picks (Tuesday, June 8)
This will be their sixth overall meeting. What is riveting is that, as Hungary are slightly the better side in head-to*head clashes, celebrating a victory on two occasions so far; Ireland have managed to claim only one win, while two matchups have ended in a draw. Hungary have played in three World Cup Qualifiers, winning two and drawing once. They also have a win over Cyprus in a friendly. On the other hand, Ireland have failed to grab a win in the WC Qualifiers, losing twice. Then, they played two International Friendlies, again losing one, but finally grabbing the needed victory.
It was their first international win since November 14, 2019, after failing to win in 12 consecutive matches. Compared to that, the Magyars have been on a 10-match defeatless streak, as they have not lost a single game since September 6, 2020. As a result, the away team are +210 underdogs, while the home side are at +130 to win this Tuesday. It's safe to say that any surprises can be ruled out here, so betting that the game will end in a 3-0 win for Marco Rossi's players could be a sure bet. Thus, at +2600, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $2,600 on FanDuel.
Parlays for these two International Friendly matchups
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Germany to crush Latvia 6-1; Kai Havertz to score the first goal of the game, and the Hungary vs Ireland matchup to end in a 3-1 win for the home team. At $50, the bettor could win up to $2,515.
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