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bet365 Football Betting Show: England take on Brazil and Belgium as Wales vie for Euros

Sam Matterface and Steve Freeth take a look ahead to the upcoming international break as England prepare to host Brazil and Belgium at Wembley and Wales plot a path to the Euros via the play-offs.

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England's Euros chances

England will ramp up their preparations for this summer’s Euros in Germany by taking on Brazil and Belgium in two international friendlies at Wembley.

These matches will give Gareth Southgate’s side stern tests ahead of the Euros against high calibre opposition, with the Three Lions currently favourites to win this summer’s tournament at 10/3.

Les Bleus’ latest preparations will see Didier Deschamps’ charges take on Germany and Chile in the upcoming international break.

Southgate's squad dilemmas

England’s March friendlies will offer manager Southgate a final chance to run the rule over his squad before he makes his final 23-player selection ahead of the Euros.

Two of the conspicuous problem areas in the England squad at present are in the centre of defence and heart of midfield, with uncapped centre-backs Jarrad Branthwaite and Ezri Konsa included in Southgate’s latest selection.

Everton’s Branthwaite is 4/6 to make England’s final squad for the Euros, with Aston Villa’s Konsa given odds of 11/4.

As for England’s problems in midfield, the identity of Declan Rice’s partner remains uncertain with Kalvin Phillips omitted from the latest squad having struggled since a loan move to West Ham in January and Jordan Henderson having spent the first half of the campaign plying his trade in the Saudi Pro League.

Elsewhere in Europe

Looking further afield, Euros hosts Germany will take on France in a blockbuster friendly in Lyon, with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos having stepped out of international retirement for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

Despite their recent poor performances at international tournaments, the four-time World Cup winners are third favourites to claim glory at their home Euros finals this summer. summer’s Euros at home.

Elsewhere during the international break, Robert Page’s Wales will vie for one of the remaining three spots at the Euros in the play-offs, with the Dragons to take on Finland in the semi-finals in Cardiff.

Should Wales overcome Finland, they will take on Poland or Estonia for a place at this summer’s tournament, with the Euro 2016 semi-finalists given odds of 6/4 to make it to Germany.

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