I did pretty well with my predictions last week. Let’s keep the good run going!
This is an iconic international fixture, although it’s not often played in Saudi Arabia! Neither side can be pleased with their World Cup showing, but they’ve been better recently. At least one of these teams hasn’t scored in three of the last matches between these sides, so I don’t expect plenty of goals. Since Argentina’s forward line doesn’t seem as coherent as Brazil’s, I’ll back the Samba Boys.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score No
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Brazil 2 v 0 Argentina
This is another derby with a history of goals, with both teams on the scoresheet in five of their past six meetings. I’ve been impressed by the Netherlands lately, and I expect them to put up a good fight here. However, Belgium haven’t lost a friendly for over two years, with seven wins and three draws in that time. I’m going for a Home Win.
Match Tip: Both Teams to Score
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Belgium 2 v 1 Netherlands
I’m excited for this game. France are in good form but they can’t afford to be complacent, and I think that their draw with Iceland will remind them that no game is easy. Les Bleus have taken four points from their two Nations League matches so far, and a win here would mean that they couldn’t be relegated from their group. Germany haven’t beaten the hosts in any of their past four meetings, so I have to back the world champions.
Match Tip: Second Half with Most Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: France 1 v 0 Germany
Wales won 4-1 when these teams met last month, but the form is a little different now. The Welsh have just lost to Spain by the same score line, and could be without Gareth Bale for this match. I think they will be happy with a draw in this game and, since there have been Under 2.5 Goals in three of the last four matches between these sides, I can see it happening again.
Match Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
Mr. Predictor’s Verdict: Republic of Ireland 1 v 1 Wales