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Belgium and Turkey to win away to lead home 17/1 accumulator

| 14.11.2012

Working out which squads are least depleted by the typical raft of withdrawals and last-minute dubious injuries is half the battle with international friendlies and we have found four bets which combine into a terrific 17/1 accumulator.

Denmark are seriously depleted by injury for their trip to Turkey, with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger among the latest batch to rule themselves out of the friendly.

Meanwhile, Morten Olsen’s problems have been heighted by the fact that FC Nordsjaelland are in league action just two days after this game, meaning that many of this squad will be limited to just 45 minutes.

In comparison, Turkey have named a fairly strong squad to face Denmark ‘B’ and this is an ideal chance to improve on a disappointing home record of late that has seen them lose four of their last seven in their own country.

Another team weakened heading into the friendlies is Belarus, with Alex Hleb and Vitali Rodionov among those to miss the trip to Israel.

The hosts have no such selection problems and can therefore take advantage of an under-strength Belarus.

Israel should also be high on confidence after successive dominant victories over Luxembourg.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has vowed to take his trip to Romania seriously as he wants the nation to continue to climb the FIFA World Rankings.

Although Eden Hazard is among a handful of players out, he can still count on the in-form Marouane Fellaini to spearhead an attacking display.

Belgium have also won four of their five games since August, including both on their travels without conceding a goal.

Our final pick is under 2.5 goals in the encounter between the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Six of the Czech’s last seven games have seen no more than one goal scored, alongside four of their last five at home.

Three of Slovakia’s last four games have also fallen short of the total goal line.

International selections
Czech Republic v Slovakia: Under 2.5 goals @ 8/11
Israel to beat Belarus @ 10/11
Turkey to beat Denmark at 5/4
Belgium to beat Romania @ 13/10

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.