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England defeats Switzerland, Belgium defeats Ireland, Wales and Austria to a draw and Portugal beats Turkey

The international break is here as Premier League players return to their domestic squads for the World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies that take place later in the week.

England meet Switzerland on Saturday night and Ireland host Belgium after Wales meet Austria on Thursday night and Turkey visit Portugal.

Sterling and Kane have been in good form for their clubs and could go back into scoring in the international break

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Sterling and Kane have been in good form for their clubs and could go back into scoring in the international break

Here’s our betting preview and top picks from this week’s games…

Portugal vs Turkey betting tip and preview

The last time these two teams faced each other was in 2021 in an international friendly where Turkey won 3-1 away.

Portugal have won every single match against the European country in competitions including the World Cup and EURO.

Portugal are the clear favorites and rightfully have a good record in this type of competition, but Turkey can be a tough side.

Cristiano Ronaldo will once again lead the team in front of the home fans along with other Premier League greats Diogo Jota, Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva.

These stars will likely prove too tricky to handle for the Turkey side and should provide a good goalscoring record.

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Wales vs Austria betting tip and preview

Wales had a decent EURO 2020 campaign but were beaten by Denmark in the round of 16.

Since then, the Welsh have gone seven games unbeaten, including six World Cup qualifiers against Belarus, Estonia and Belgium.

In November, they drew 1-1 against the impressive Belgium side, who took an early lead through Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Although they only had 24% possession, they managed to score a goal just after the half-hour through Kieffer Moore.

Austria had an incredible EURO 2020 tournament with drama and lots of goals.

They were only beaten by Italy, also 2-1 in the round of 16, but made a strong team throughout.

Each of those goals came in extra time and Austria almost went two goals down on the eventual European winners.

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Republic of Ireland v Belgium Betting Tip and Preview

The last time these two national teams met was at the 2016 European Championships, when Ireland lost 3-0.

Romelu Lukaku scored a brace on either side of Axel Witsel’s goal on the hour mark for a Premier League-dominated Belgian side.

Ireland last won against Belgium in a friendly in 1966 and since then they have met seven times, three wins for Belgium and four draws.

With what is at stake here Belgium will certainly come out with their firepower from the likes of De Bruyne and Lukaku who will also help in their physical side of the game which should see them dominate Ireland.

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England v Switzerland Betting Tip and Preview

England are unbeaten in their last 11 friendlies and EUROs against Switzerland.

England have kept clean sheets in each of their last three games, 5-0 on aggregate.

Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling have been in great form for their clubs lately and should be good in the mix with the return of international football at Wembley.

The two also had a great tournament in the summer of 2020 and are the two favorites to feature in the England front line-up.

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