Former World Champions Play in the UEFA Nations League on SundayPublished September 6, 2020 by Florin P
Spain and Germany face the most difficult opponents from Group A when they take on Ukraine and Switzerland on Sunday.
France is the reigning world champion, but before they returned into the spotlight, Germany and Spain used to dominate the international football arena. The two teams are still powerful forces to be reckoned with and both of them are scheduled to play on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Elsewhere, Wales, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey tried to kickstart their campaign with victories in League B.
Spain Hopes to Extend Invincibility over Ukraine
Spain is expected to advance to the next stage of the competition with relative ease, but the match against Ukraine is not going to be simple. Even though the former world champions have a crushing advantage in head to head matches, they will play against a determined opponent. Luckily for them, they play at home and don’t have to worry about missing or suspended players, so they can throw everything they’ve got at the visitors. Spain is priced at 11/20 by bet365 Sports, while the visitors get 5/1 to win.
Germany Plays on the Road against Surging Switzerland
Germany is not the kind of team to worry excessively about matches played on the road. Even when they take on stronger teams they play offensive football and this will be the case in this match against the Switzerland. The Germans have the better starting formation, the more experienced players and an impressive track record to justify their ambitions. They are also favorites with odds of 4/5 at bet365 Sports but the hosts have the quality to salvage at least a point, with the draw being priced at 5/2.
Wales Welcomes Bulgaria in the First Match of the Day
In the second-tier competition Wales and Bulgaria try to start the campaign with victories that will increase their chances to qualify. Dropping points in direct matches is unacceptable and settling for a draw isn’t an option either. Wales play at home, so they are given a slight edge by 888 Sport, and they also have a superior attack. Bulgaria lost many matches to nil and had serious troubles in scoring goals, so they wouldn’t be too upset with the draw.
Serbia Takes on Turkey in the most Balanced Match of Group B
Serbia and Turkey have some of the most enthusiastic fans, so a direct match was supposed to be a treat. The two teams never met before, so it was interesting to see who would come on top in the first head to head confrontation. Unfortunately, this time none of them will be able to rely on the support of the fans because the match will be played behind closed doors. Under these circumstances, the outcome looks like a coin flip, with both teams undefeated in the last five games and showing an appetite for scoring.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, September 1 at 8 pm UK time.