CRAIG LEVEIN has an enviable record as Scotland boss – one game, one win.

I'm sure he'd love to maintain it in Sweden tonight but the display will be more important as he gears up for the European Championship qualifiers.

Levein has lost six stars from his original squad but should still be able to put out a strong side. Sweden, like the Scots, failed to qualify for the World Cup and will be looking to put on a show and build confidence before the next qualifiers begin.

Whatever you do don't put your whole stash on this or any other international friendly tonight. Keep stakes safe and consider a draw in Stockholm at 5-2 with the likes of Ladbrokes and William Hill as it will probably be both sides' priority not to lose.

Scotland are a biggest 19-5 at William Hill and totesport with Kris Boyd favourite to score first at 10-1 with Bet365.

Kenny Miller, on target for Rangers against Newcastle at the weekend, is the better shout at 11-1 with Bet365 while James McFadden is 12-1 at William Hill.

A young Swedish side's main threat up front is skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he is 4-1 just about across the board to break the deadlock ahead of Marcus Berg who is 7-1 with Ladbrokes. This has all the hallmarks of a low scorer, possibly 1-1, so look at under three goals with 888sport at 4-6.

Elsewhere, England's new era begins after their World Cup flop with Fabio Capello looking to a younger bunch. The squad he's named should be good enough to beat Hungary but England are poor value at a best 1-3 with Paddy Power and boylesports. Instead consider them to be leading at half-time and full-time at 10-11 with Bet365.

Wayne Rooney is 7-2 with Ladbrokes and Paddy Power to break the deadlock but Steven Gerrard could be better value at 7-1 with Ladbrokes.

Spain are back in action for the first time since lifting the World Cup and could be on to a loser. They'll have to cope with altitude in Mexico as well as rustiness with most players just back from an extended holiday.

Mexico, who performed well at the finals and don't lose many at home, are outstanding value at a best 13-5 with William Hill and Ladbrokes. Javier Hernandez looked useful when he came on for Man United against Chelsea and is 8-1 with Ladbrokes to score first. David Villa is 4-1 favourite with the same firm.

All 23 squad members from the French campaign have been dropped for the match in Norway as a collective punishment for their training strike in South Africa. Laurent Blanc, who has replaced Raymond Domenech, has called up 13 uncapped players but brought back Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, Roma defender Philippe Mexes, Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa and Arsenal's Samir Nasri who weren't on the South Africa trip.

Norway could be too streetwise for the patched-up French and look decent at 13-10 with Ladbrokes.

Germany's friendly against Denmark will offer a glimpse into the future, with coach Joachim Loew taking a B team to Copenhagen featuring only seven players from their World Cup squad. Consider the Danes at 2-1 with totesport.

Ukraine are equally good value against what appears to be a third-choice Holland line-up. Only one player from the World Cup squad has been named and that's reserve keeper Michel Vorm. The rest, including Celtic's Glenn Loovens, know they'll be dumped when the stars are recalled. Ukraine have named a strong side and having failed to make South Africa will be keen to give their fans something to shout about. They are 6-5 with bodog.


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