INTERNATIONAL breaks mean the kind of matches and markets we're on the look-out for are few and far between. Tonight though sees a friendly match that might well be worth having a shot at.
We don't like to get involved in friendlies too often but the Swedish game between GIF Nike and Lunds at 5pm could well provide some value
GIF NIKE v LUNDS, WEDNESDAY, 5pm (in-play on Bet365)
Lunds are a third-tier Swedish side who narrowly failed to get promoted to the second level last season by being beaten in a play-off. They've brought in a lot of new faces since then and appear to have put together a decent outfit who have been banging the goals in during pre-season.
Lunds have hit 32 goals in six matches, though they did lose their last match 4-1 to stronger opposition. Lunds have though faced off against two sides who play in GIF Nike's league – recording a 4-0 victory against Torns IF and a thumping 8-1 win over Rosengaard where they were leading 4-0 at half-time.
GIF Nike are a fourth tier side and have had a mixed pre-season. Where this gets interesting is GIF have also played the same two sides Lunds scored freely against and were beaten 2-1 in their latest match by Torns IF and also suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Rosengaard. GIF have also played a newly-promoted side to their own league, BW90, where they went down to another defeat losing 3-2.
These two sides last faced off in a cup match in 2011 where Lunds recorded a 4-1 victory and from what has gone on in pre-season so far this match shouldn't be far off that result. Lunds have a strong squad assembled with most of the players who have been bagging their goals available and will be looking to record another good victory in what is their penultimate friendly before the league action gets going.
Over 1.5 half-time goals @ Evs
Lunds over 2.5 & 3.5 Team Goals @ around Evs & 2/1
Good Luck.. BP