Soccer Betting: International Friendlies For June 1, 2014

Soccer Betting:  International Friendlies For June 1, 2014

Preparation continues for the World Cup and that means plenty of exhibition ‘friendlies’ between the various international sides. We’ll take a look at a pair of games for Sunday in this write up:


The USA had a harder time that expected in their first exhibition game against Azerbaijan but finally broke through for a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes of the contest to earn a 2-0 victory. The victory notwithstanding, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann wasn’t happy with how the Americans played and if they’re going to get out of the group stage in Brazil they’re going to have to start much faster. Klinsmann is expected to shake up the lineup a bit on Sunday as he continues the evaluation process of the talent on his roster. One player that will definitely be an integral part of the mix in Brazil is Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey who should play after sitting out the game against Azerbaijan.

On the other side of the field, Turkey is no joke. They were an upset third place finisher at the 2002 Japan World Cup but their fortunes have gone south and they haven’t qualified for the tournament since. They’ve done well in International Friendlies and enter this contest at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena having won six straight. Working in the American’s favor is the fact that Turkey will likely give playing time to some of the less experienced players on the roster.

Look for the American team to come out with better momentum from the start after that was such an issue in their previous game. The USA has been very strong in home games and they’re riding a 20 game unbeaten streak (17 wins 3 draw) on American soil. With Turkey in something of a ‘player development’ mode the USA simply has the better talent and should win this game.



Cameroon isn’t a bad team–in fact, their entire roster play in European league football–but they don’t do a good job playing together as a team. That’s simply not going to get it done against a Germany team that ranks among the best–and most cohesive–sides in the world. Germany may shake up the roster a bit to give playing time to reserves but that really won’t matter. Germany has won their last two meetings against Cameroon by scores of 2-0 and 3-0 and they’ll win again today.