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UEFA Nations League: Selected Matches Preview

All four groups are featured in the latest round of UEFA Nations League action – so here’s to an absolute cracking round of football. 

In honesty, the Nations League hasn’t exactly provided too many opportunities for excitement, but this round of fixtures surely gets the heart rate elevated…palette salivated, and interest peaked! Enjoy, my friends, enjoy.

Friday 10 June

Austria 7/2 
Draw 2/1
France 8/10

France suffered a shock(ish) defeat to Denmark last time out, I only add the ‘ish’ because I don’t think the Danes are a walkover sort of side. France didn’t exactly field a weakened team, so don’t put a line through that result too quickly. 

Austria will be a good fight at home on Friday evening, but surely France looks for a response here. At 19/20, I would back both teams scoring though.

Denmark 11/10
Draw 19/10
Croatia 47/20 

There is a lot to like about this Danish side. They seem to have absolutely no issue with confidence and continue to play like a side brimming with confidence. This is the first team Croatia will play of any real substance…and I can’t see how they hurt their hosts here. 

I’m all over this 11/10 price – thank me later.

Saturday 11 June

Ukraine 2/9
Draw 42/10 
Armenia 11/1 

You’ve got to feel for the Ukraine a little bit, they were arguably unlucky in their fixture with Wales – a result which removes their participation in the World Cup later this year. The narrative around their qualification journey became something of a ‘it means more’ principle – which you can’t help but empathize with. 

They are however miles ahead of Armenia and I suspect them to look at putting a smile back on their faces. Back Ukraine to win both halves at 15/10.

Ireland 5/4
Draw 7/4
Scotland 9/4 

Tricky game this, not much to separate these two sides and, other than an inherent rivalry, you can’t really read too much more into this. Scotland have been incredibly placid and almost uninspired in the performances they have registered up until this point. 

Ireland, on the other hand, have blown hot and cold. I don’t think we need to look for things which aren’t there, for betting purposes I think a draw makes the most appeal.

England 8/10
Draw 21/10
Italy 34/10

I’m not sure what to make of this England side to be honest. I appreciate that it is a relatively young group of players, and this period might be used more as an indicator to the World Cup later this year, but (at the risk of jumping on the proverbial bandwagon) you should never be able to question a professional team’s hunger!

Italy have sort of flirted with the, all famous, ‘building phase’ scenario and, whilst I suspect it might be inherently linked to their questionable run of form, it might not be as preposterous as I am suggesting. Italy on the Win/Draw Double Chance and both teams scoring is my pick.

Netherlands 13/20
Draw 47/20
Poland 38/10

The hosts are a side enjoying an excellent run of form now. The football being played almost seamlessly, compliments the mood, and feel around that Dutch camp. Players seem to be enjoying themselves and when put together – you understand why we see what we are seeing every time they play. 

I don’t think Poland have been consistent enough to pose any real threat to the ‘Orange Army’ here and so I’m all in on the hosts at a decent price of 13/20.

Wales 7/2 
Draw 23/10
Belgium 7/10

I’m looking forward to this football match, I suspect it might be a banana-skin fixture, but an incredible opportunity to make some money. Playing in Wales is never an easy task and if Belgium aren’t at their best, I think Wales could get a result. 

Holland absolutely tore Belgium’s defensive stability to shreds and may have highlighted their insecurities. The Win/Draw Double Chance on the hosts is my pick – get on at 9/10.

TREBLE @ 9/1
Austria vs France BTTS 19/20
Denmark Win 11/10
Ukraine To Win Both Halves 15/10

Written by Ryan Liberty