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Friday sees plenty of World Cup qualification matches being streamed through bet365 and Jim Knight takes a look at some of the eye-catching matches

A great use of online bookmaking sites, apart from the glaringly obvious, is to use them as a way to watch live games from around the globe.

This weekend's international fixtures are a perfect example of how customers can see live streaming of a vast array of fixtures legally and almost in real time.

Below is a list of some of biggest games of the upcoming weekend and where you can watch them live thanks to Goal's bookmaking partners.

Friday's Live World Cup Qualifiers
Croatia
VS
Belgium
Kick-off: 17:00BST
Watch and Bet on this game live with Bet365

Belgium have been unstoppable in recent months, winning plenty of plaudits for their serene progress along the way. The team whose quotes for World Cup success have already been slashed into 14/1 (15.0) continue their journey towards next summer's World Cup with a visit to Zagreb.

A 1-1 draw in the corresponding fixture back in September 2012 is the only blot on an otherwise flawless copybook and bet365 price Marc Wilmots' men at 2/1 (3.0) to record their seventh straight qualification victory since these two sides last met.

That the visitors are such a sizeable price could be attributed to the injuries of key personnel such as Vincent Kompany and Christian Benteke but Croatia have been somewhat hit and miss recently so that could be of interest to punters.

A loss to Scotland in June and a more recent draw with Serbia means unless the home side can record a victory in this game, they will have to settle for a play-off place. The hosts are 7/5 (2.40) favourites with the draw trading at 11/5 (3.20) with bet365.

Despite missing several key players the visitors will want to seal their place in style and with the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Axel Witsel on show, they will have their supporters at 2/1 (3.0) on Friday afternoon.

With Croatia pushing for the victory knowing a point will not be good enough to keep their slim hopes of automatic qualification alive, backing the away side on a draw no bet basis also appeals at 6/5 (2.20).

Customers in the UK can watch and bet on this game live with bet365. If you do not have a bet365 account, you can sign up for one here and take advantage of a first deposit bonus of up to £200.

Portugal
VS
Israel
Kick off: 20:45 BST
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Portugal are another side looking to seal automatic qualification over the next week but they currently sit in second place in Group F, trailing Russia by a point with two games to play.

Paolo Bento's men had to come from 2-1 behind to see of Northen Ireland in their qualifier, a game that saw six goals in total, two red cards and a Cristiano hat-trick and they are made just 1/6 shots by bet365 to secure another three points.

Israel, despite not having a stellar qualification record this term, could provide a stern test for their more illustrious hosts as demonstrated by the 3-3 draw in the previous meeting between the two sides.

A bet that looks somewhat overpriced is Both Teams to Score at 11/8 (2.38) at bet365. Portugal have conceded in five of their eight qualification matches and Israel have only failed to score once in their last eight matches including friendlies.

Customers in the UK can watch and bet on this game live with bet365. If you do not have a bet365 account, you can sign up for one here and take advantage of a first deposit bonus of up to £200.

Colombia
VS
Chile
Kick-off: 22:00 BST
Watch and Bet on this game live with bet365

Argentina look likely to top the South American qualification group, but there are several teams behind them hoping to secure their place in Brazil and this match sees second face third when Chile travel to Colombia.

A 2-2 draw against World champions Spain in September should give Jorge Sampaoli's side plenty of confidence as they look for a fifth consecutive win in this competition after previously losing four matches in a row. The visitors are priced at 13/5 (3.60) to win his one.

The home side lost 2-0 to Uruguay in Montevideo last time out but are 21/20 (2.05) favourites for Friday night's game with the draw available at 23/10 (3.30).

One player who has been in fine form for Chile of late is Arturo Vidal, the Juventus man has three goals in his last five international matches and could be a useful anytime goalscorer bet for this match at 4/1 (5.0).

Customers in the UK can watch and bet on this game live with bet365. If you do not have a bet365 account, you can sign up for one here and take advantage of a first deposit bonus of up to £200.

For more details about the live streaming of games visit Bet365.

Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast

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