THERE are just five days to go to the start of the Euros – and that's the good news.
The bad news is we've still go to wade through a few friendlies before the serious action begins.
It's been hit and miss on the friendlies over the last week or so with some good and bad results. Last night for example there was money to be made on Holland against a seriously-weakened Northern Ireland.
There are a couple of games to look at on Sunday and the obvious one is Spain v China (9pm) in Seville. Euro 2012 favourites Spain open against Italy and will look to hit the ground running early on.
Vicente del Bosque's men have notched friendly victories over Serbia and South Korea and should make it three in a row against China.
But with Spain coach seemingly decided on his starting 11 he is likely to rest many of them.
Athletic Bilbao stars Javi Martinez and Fernando Llorente will start after missing the first two friendlies and Llorente is a decent shout for first goal if you can get a price.
Backing Spain to win at a best 1-9 at Betfred won't make you rich and even minus one at 2-7 is pretty unattractive. So go for the world champions to win by three or more at 4-5 with Ladbrokes and Skybet.
China have already been eliminated from 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign after missing on the second place in the group to Jordan.
Boss Jose Camacho was given a voice of confidence to continue rebuilding the squad and his team will be as strong as possible.
But for me it looks like a convincing Spanish win as they have a fiesta in Seville.
USA lost 4-1 to Brazil after battering Scotland 5-1 and will hope to get back on track in Canada (12am). The USA clearly have the stronger squad and I'll be on them at 11-10 with Ladbrokes and William Hill if they're starting most of their main men.
Brazil have won their last three friendlies 2-1, 3-1 and 4-1 so there is every chance they'll defeat Mexico but not keep a clean sheet in Texas (8pm). Instead if backing Brazil at 8-13 (various) take over 2.,5 goals at 17-20 with BetVictor.
(4-5, Ladbrokes, Skybet)
Brazil v Mexico over 2.5 goals