We’re going to start our midweek foray with Brazil to beat Egypt.
Brazil eased past Gabon 2-0 last week, with both goals being scored in the first half. They now face Egypt, and are likely to beat them similarly comfortably.
Egypt have won only one of their last 4 games, their latest fixture being a 3-0 win over Niger. In their previous games they were beaten by Sierra Leone 2-1, drew 0-0 with South Africa at home, and lost 1-0 away to the same nation. These were all qualifying games for the African Nations Cup.
The last major nation Egypt played in a friendly were England, who beat them 3-1 at Wembley back in March last year. Brazil are head and shoulders above anyone Egypt have met in recent years in terms of quality, and they should be added into accumulators or backed alone.
Another addition to accumulators should be Portugal u21 to beat Albania u21.
Albania have lost 5 of their last 6 matches, and Portugal are a better team than any of Albania’s recent opponents. Portugal have a quality batch of youngsters, and should win with ease.
Our next selection is Holland u21 to beat Scotland u21.
Holland are on a hot streak, winning their last 4 games without conceding a single goal. Scotland will really struggle to come to terms with the Dutch pace down both wings, and will also have trouble containing striker Genero Zeefuik who has scored 3 goals in his last 3 games.
Finally our 4th selection is Croatia u21 to beat Estonia u21.
Croatia have had to face some strong teams recently and will welcome a weaker opponent, which is in this case Estonia. Losing all of their last 3 away matches, conceding 13 goals without reply, is not an ideal preparation for the away clash with Croatia.
Croatia beat Estonia 1-0 in the reverse fixture just over a month ago, and should have no problems following up.
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