International Friendly Double | 12th November 2014


HUGH Wilson (@Hugh_Wilson) was desperate to tell us about the double he’ll be placing on Wednesday night. Take it away Hugh!

Netherlands v Mexico | Wednesday 19:30

These sides met in the World Cup Last 16 back in the summer with the Dutch sneaking through with two late goals. I thought that was harsh on the Mexicans and I’ll be backing them here in the Double Chance market.

Guus Hiddink has just not got the Netherlands firing since he took over from Louis Van Gaal. They’ve lost three of their last four games, and with a big qualifier against Latvia at the weekend, I’m not sure they’ll be taking this game too seriously.

Mexico have a superb record in away friendlies and are now unbeaten in nine on the road. They’ve come up against the likes of Brazil, Italy, Chile, Poland and USA so that’s excellent form. Bear in mind also that they don’t have any qualifiers to play at the weekend. I’m getting involved at 21/20 with Bet365.

Belgium v Iceland | Wednesday 19:45

My pick is a simple one in this game. It’s Iceland to score and that’s 21/20 with Coral.

Like many, I’ve been massively impressed with Lars Lagerback’s side in recent months. They bounced back from just missing out on the World Cup, to kick off their Euro 2016 qualifying programme in perfect style with three wins out of three. They beat Turkey then Latvia and most recently Netherlands, in a 2-0 win they were great value for.

Iceland scored eight goals in those three matches and have notched in their last six overall. Remember Belgium are without Vincent Kompany and have a tricky weekend qualifier against Wales so it’s fair to assume they may have other things on their mind.

21/20 looks a massive price just for in-form Iceland to score.

Best Bets

Netherlands v Mexico – Mexico +1 (21/20 Bet365)

Belgium v Iceland – Iceland to score (21/20 Coral)

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After turning 18 and struggling to get the hang of online poker, Hugh decided to try his hand at sports betting. Working in sport from an early age, he realised his knowledge could prove profitable. Graduating from University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Hugh has worked for the likes of BBC, Sky Sports, ITV, Setanta as well as commentating for betting websites. In his spare time, Hugh is a keen gig goer, racking up as many Arctic Monkey’s gigs as possible (eight if you were wondering). He also enjoys travelling with his Dad, who as a pilot, has been able to take him all over the world.

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