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International Friendlies

International friendlies are a football event used by national football clubs to “warm-up” players for a new league season/competitive match. International friendlies are played by numerous football clubs as they also allow teams to assess the abilities of their players and experiment with the team tactics before the start of a season.

With several big clubs taking part in friendly matches, international friendlies also attract a lot of football betting action. At Britain Bet, we bring to you the best odds on a plethora of international betting markets. With us, you can also take advantage of several exciting bonuses and promotional rewards and make the most of your international friendlies betting experience.

What is international Friendlies?

An international friendly game, also known as an exhibition game, is a sporting event in football whose impact on the player’s or the club’s ranking is either zero or negligible. In football, international friendlies help national football clubs and their managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of an upcoming league season. If the players are part of several teams in different leagues, international friendlies provide them the chance to learn to play with each other and improve their teamwork characteristics.

At times, international friendlies are also used to promote certain football leagues, settle a challenge, or raise funds for charitable causes. Furthermore, several football associations conduct all-star friendly games to showcase the most popular footballers of the league.

International friendlies history

In the mid-19th century when football became a mainstream sport, friendlies were the most common type of football match. At that time, most football clubs played a number of friendlies to “warm-up” players for a new season/competition match. However, since the introduction of The Football League in the 1880s, league tournaments became established, resulting in the reduced significance of friendly matches worldwide.

Although friendly matches are not as popular as other football leagues, they’ve been used by several international teams since the mid-20th century to prepare for the qualifying or final stages of major tournaments. International friendlies also give football clubs the opportunity to experiment with the selection and tactics of the team.

In 2004, the International Association of Federation Football (FIFA) ruled that substitutions in international friendlies by a national club be limited to six per match. This was done in the wake of criticism that friendly matches were becoming increasingly absurd with clubs making as many as 11 substitutions per game.

Today, with multinational football tournaments like the China Cup, the King’s Cup and the Kirin Cup being considered as friendlies by FIFA, international friendlies have now become a popular event in football betting markets.

Popular international friendlies betting markets at Britain Bet

At Britain Bet, we cover a variety of international friendlies markets to cater to all types of sports bettors. Below are some of the many football betting markets available on our platform:

Final result

This is a bet on the final result of a given international friendly match. Here, bettors have the chance to select any of the following three options: a home win, a draw, or an away win.

Top goalscorer

This is a bet on which player will score the most number of goals in a given friendly match.

Half result betting

With half result betting, it’s all about wagering on the initial half of the match.

Double chance

This wager gives an interesting twist to the final result market. Instead of backing a single outcome, this bet allows you to back two sides (with reduced odds).

Correct score

As the name implies, this is a wager on what the exact score of the friendly match would be.

Some International Friendlies betting tips for you 

While there’s no way to predict the correct outcome of an International Friendlies game, following some tips and strategies can help you in having a more enjoyable and entertaining International Friendlies betting experience. That being said, here are some International Friendlies betting tips for you:

Do your research 

When betting on International Friendlies online, you don’t need to know all the stats about the players and their teams. However, it’s important that you do some research about the teams and their current form as it will help you in making more informed bets. 

Have a proper bankroll management strategy 

Whether you are new to the world of online football betting or are an experienced football bettor, you need to have a proper bankroll management strategy in place. This is because good bankroll management ensures that you don’t chase losses and only bet the amount that you can afford to lose. 

Keep records of your betting action 

Very few football bettors tend to maintain records of their football betting action. However, we suggest that you keep records of things like selected bet types, size of stakes and payouts received, as it will help you to monitor your spendings and look for ways to improve.

Why bet at Britain Bet?

There are several exclusive benefits of enjoying international friendlies football betting at our site. With us, you can take advantage of the most competitive football odds and can wager on a variety of international betting markets.

In addition to international friendlies football betting, Britain Bet offers bettors the chance to wager on numerous sports, including cricket, basketball, horse racing, and baseball amongst others. Then there are several bonuses and promotional rewards on offer for both new and regular bettors.

In addition to having a license from a leading gambling authority, we undertake several other measures to ensure the complete safety and security of all our players. Furthermore, we take responsible gambling very seriously and offer numerous tools to make sure that all our bettors gamble responsibly.