Betting Tips for International Breaks

The international break is often bemoaned by football fans.  With club teams attempting to win silverware in several competitions, such as the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Champions League and Europe League, everything stops for international football.

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Whether it be World Cup qualification games, European Championship qualifying or UEFA Nations League, the international break is always around the corner.  For example, following the start of the 2019/20 domestic football season in the major leagues around Europe, there are three international breaks before Christmas.

They fall between September 2nd and 10th, October 7th and 15th and November 11th to the 19th.  However, it is not all doom and gloom for those who enjoy betting on football.  Yes, the regular weekend fixtures we all enjoy will stop but there are plenty of games on which to bet.

European Championship or World Cup qualifying will be taking place during the international break. There are plenty of betting opportunities in these matches and finding a good underdog is the best way to make a good profit. Betting tips will often look at teams playing at home who may not qualify for major tournaments often but have a history of making life tough for every team that visits their stadium.

Northern Ireland are a good example and they are always tough opposition on home soil. Iceland are another team who on their day can beat anyone on home soil.  Their recent wins over Holland, Croatia, Ukraine, Turkey and Austria highlight what they are capable of producing.

However, before you go searching for the latest international football odds you should pay attention to the welcome bonus available at online bookmakers.  You are spoilt for choice when it comes to betting online, especially football and every online bookmaker is vying for your attention.

One of the best ways they can get your business is through a welcome bonus and you will find there are plenty from which to choose.  The welcome bonus can come in various forms, with one of the most popular being a matched amount of money you can use to bet.  For example, if you decide to place a bet on Iceland to beat France at home, you could make a deposit of £50 at an online bookmaker and receive an additional £50 with which to bet.

You cannot withdraw this money; it is only available for betting but you can place an additional bet on the same game or use it to bet on something completely different.

Other examples of welcome bonuses you could use to bet during the international break are free bets and no lose bets.  These work by giving you a specified number of free bets set at a certain value or by giving you a free bet should your first bet at the bookmaker lose.

The latter is a good welcome bonus to take if you are considering a bet on an outsider during the international break.

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