THERE were more people at the Clydebank game on Saturday wearing shorts than I know who like betting on international friendlies.
I'm writing this piece with little confidence and I'd urge caution because there are weakened sides, experimental ones and others who simply just won't be bothered.
Last night's and single and handicap bets came up so I'm using those winnings tonight and nothing more.
Scotland are both weakened and experimental but after the sacking of Craig Levein and a disastrous start to their World Cup campaign they need to win away to Luxembourg.
Caretaker boss Billy Stark has been hit by a raft of withdrawals so the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Craig Samson, Liam Kelly, Darren Barr and Andrew Shinnie will be introducing themselves to old stagers such as Kenny Miller, James Morrison and Darren Fletcher.
Stark will be keen to pick up a win against the minnows to lift spirits – and boost his chances of being handed the job on a full-time basis.
Luxembourg's last two matches have ended in 3-0 and 6-0 defeats but before that they drew 1-1 away to Northern Ireland.
There are still decent hitmen in the Scots squad and I'll be on Rhodes at 5-1 with Ladbrokes to break the deadlock if he starts.
Miller 6-1 at Coral and new boy Leigh Griffiths – likely to be introduced in the second half is 5-1 at McBookie.com.
Scotland should be pushing for an early goal and are 13-8 at Blue Square to be winning HT/FT.
I wouldn't advise gambling to much on friendlies and elsewhere the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Mesut Ozil and Wayne Rooney will be also be missing their country's meaningless match.
England travel to Sweden with Roy Hodgson minus half the squad he picked for his last World Cup qualifier in Poland. It was 3-2 to England at Euro 2012 and Sweden drew 4-4 with Germany last time out so over 3.5 goals at 3-1 with William Hill could be best bet here.
There are two World Cup qualifiers with Northern Ireland tackling Azerbaijan at home after holding Portugal away. Aberdeen hotshot Niall McGinn hit the opener in that one and is 12-1 at Betfred to score first.
The heavyweight contests feature Holland v Germany and Italy v France despite a host of missing men they could be games that throw up goals.
McGinn to score
(13-8, Blue Square)
Over 2.5 goals Sweden v England
(3-1, William Hill)