Germany vs. Serbia, Wales vs. Trinidad and Tobago
The international break has given the club teams two weeks off, but Wednesday sees the return of matches around the globe, before the bulk of the games start Thursday and go for a week.
In Europe, the UEFA 2020 European Championship qualification starts Thursday, with match day one of 10. Wednesday, there a a couple of friendly matches that look to be good spots to make some money.
Germany will try to put its disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign behind it with a game against Serbia, before a crucial qualification match Sunday against Nations League semifinalist Netherlands. The Germans will want to go into the weekend with some confidence, and today’s contest provides them with a chance to do just that.
In Wrexham, Wales will welcome Trinidad and Tobago to Great Britain. The CONCACAF squad will have its hands full with a Welsh side that has been very good as of late, and will want to ramp up its run towards another Euro run. Wales made the semifinals three years ago, and will hope to replicate that feat next summer.
Wales head coach Ryan Giggs will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey, as well as Ethan Ampadu, Tom Lawrence, and Sam Vokes. But it will give him a chance to play some different players that will be eager to prove they can do a job for the team.
"Players are at different stages so some players need games, some don't," said Giggs. "It's a good opportunity with the friendly fixture that we can do that. We'll just have to see as we go along in the game."
Even without some players, expect Wales to take care of business, before its qualification begins Sunday against Slovakia.
Germany (-225) vs. Serbia (+550), draw (+320), 3:45 p.m. (Univision Deportes and Fubo.tv)
Germany ML (-225)
Wales (-450) vs. Trinidad and Tobago (+1100), draw (+425), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN 3)
Wales ML (-450)
If you are looking for a futures bet on the Euro 2020 winner, the odds are very good for a few of the teams that performed well at the 2018 World Cup.
France, which lost in the 2016 Euro final in extra time to Portugal then dominated Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 World Cup, sticks out right away at +400 (4/1). Les Bleus are just coming into their prime, and should be the heavy favorites here. But they are not priced like that, and it can be to your advantage. This France team has many of the same makings as the dominant Spain squad from 2008-2012 that won two Euro titles and the 2010 World Cup.
Germany and Spain are both 6/1, but seem to be at the end of their cycles. The better picks would be Belgium and/or England at 7/1. Both teams seem to be on the upswing.
ODDS TO WIN EURO 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP (Odds provided by us-bookies.com)
Euro 2020 winner
Czech Republic 150/1
Rep. Of Ireland 150/1
Northern Ireland 250/1
FYR Macedonia 1500/1
Faroe Islands 2500/1
San Marino 5000/1