FIRST a bit of advice. International friendlies are not for the faint-hearted – there are little or no guarantees when it comes to betting on them.
They rank equal for me alongside Johnstone Paint Trophy punting – and look what happened with those games last night.
So take it easy and have a bet for interest not to get rich quick.
Scotland v Estonia, however, should be a friendly in name only as new Gordon Strachan tries to make a fast start after a disastrous start to the Wold Cup campaign under Craig Levein.
Strachan's job is have his side ready to hit the ground running for the Euro 2016 qualifiers but there is no doubt he needs a win to restore the Tartan Army's faith in their country.
Estonia did well to reach the Euro 2012 play-offs but since losing 5-1 on aggregate to Republic of Ireland they have been in freefall, losing three of their first four Rio qualifiers and beating Andorra just 1-0.
Strachan has quality back-up in the shape of prolific Blackburn hitman Jordan Rhodes who is also 11-2 at Coral to hit the opener and 6-4 at unibet to score.
Estonia have lost eight out of 10 away from home and Scotland can win this comfortably if Strachan gets the right reaction and I fancy them to score two or more at 4-5 with Skybet.
An early goal will get fans on side and the first goal to be before half-time pays 2-5 at Ladbrokes.
There is a slightly more glamourous friendly at Wembled where England meet Brazil – but it is any easier to predict.
It's the 24th meeting of the sides – 21st friendly – with 13 of the non-competitive meetings finishing 1-0 or 1-1 according to Oddschecker. A draw is the most likely outcome and 1-1 pays 6-1 with William Hill.
This fixture has seen over 2.5 goals only four times and BetVictor are a best priced 20-23 for under 2.5 goals.
Roy Hodgson is short of strikers having lost Jermain Defoe and Daniel Sturridge so best bet for an England opener is Wayne Rooney who has netted three in his last two games. He is 6-1 at bet365 while on-form Theo Walcott is 9-1 with the likes of Ladbrokes and William Hill.
Brazil, 7-5 at Stan James, will pose their biggest threat through Neymar who is 5-1 (various). Hulk is likely to start up front with Ronaldinho on the bench and others to look at are Chelsea pair Oscar and Ramires if they start.
Scotland's World Cup rivals Wales are 19-10 at Coral to beat Austria at home with Gareth Bale 13-8 at sportingbet to score after netting crackers in his last two outings for Spurs.
Bale might be a better bet than the Welsh who have lost seven out of eight (the only win came against Scotland) including their last three friendlies.
The Republic of Ireland v Poland meeting Dublin has a similar feel to it although there is no doubt the Poles have quality in the shape of Dortmund stars Robert Lewdanowski, Jakub Blaszcykowski and Lukas Piszczek.
If they all start and are in the mood this could be an away win at 2-1 with Blue Square, Coral and Betfred. Blaszcykowski was one of my successful anytime scorers at the weekend as he he hit his fifth goal in five games for Dortmund and the on-form wideman is 4-1 at Ladbrokes to net tonight. If you prefer Lewdanowski he is 21-10 at sportingbet.
The Irish have netted just two goals in their last six friendlies against European rivals and with Derby striker Connor Sammon set to lead the line for the first tie it could be another tough night.
McGinn to score