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France and Holland Meet in Friday UEFA Nations League ActionPublished November 16, 2018 by Florin P
France and the Netherlands meet on Friday night at 7:45 PM UK time, in the most exciting match of the UEFA Nations League this week.
The UEFA Nations League has returned for another weekend full of exciting matches between European national teams. The best of them play in League A and the highlight of the week is the match scheduled on Friday at 7:45 PM UK time. This is a match between the reigning world champions and a team that has fallen from grace, but tries to return into the spotlight. France and the Netherlands will play for three points that could ultimately decide the winner of the group.
Holland Try to Avenge the September Defeat
This is a rematch of the game scheduled two months ago in Paris, one that the en-titre world champions have won by one goal. France played offensive football in front of its fans and emerged victorious by 2-1, effectively cementing their position at the top of the group. They have a four-point advantage, but also three games played, as opposed to just two for the Netherlands who have amassed three points. The Dutch are in dire need of points and will give everything for a victory, which is priced at 2/1 by bet365 Sports.
Home pitch advantage and a clear resurgence wasn’t enough to convince bookmakers that the Netherlands is good enough to defeat France. The hosts don’t have any injury concerns ahead of this fixture and were able to use their best players in the previous UEFA Nations League matches. Even so, it is the visitors who are credited with the first chance and slightly better odds of 3/2. 888 Sport also offers some of the best odds available on the match to end undecided, a bet currently priced at 5/2 by the bookie.
High Stake Matches in League B
While everyone is anxiously waiting to see how the match between France and the Netherlands will turn out, there are two exciting matches in the second division. Ukraine have won all three matches so far in Group 1 and only need a draw on the road to be certain of finishing first. Winner Sports offers great odds of 23/10 on the current leaders to win the fourth consecutive match in the group stage. They play against Slovakia and for the hosts, anything short of victory would hurt their chances to avoid relegation. We currently get odds of 13/10 on the home side to prevail and quite tempting value of 21/10 on the draw.
Wales and Denmark will be playing for the first place in Group 4, with Gareth Bale and his teammates having home pitch advantage. The hosts currently sit at the top of the group with six points, but that’s only because they have played three games, compared to only two for Denmark. This is a perfectly balanced match, with both teams given identical odds of 17/10 by Intertops Sports. Because the stakes are so high, this is the kind of match that has a good chance to end undecided, as reflected by the odds of 2/1.
Low Profile Matches in Leagues C and D
The matches scheduled in the lower divisions of the UEFA Nations League are less flashy, but offer just as many winning opportunities for punters. Slovenia takes on Norway and Cyprus plays against Bulgaria in the third division, with the visitors favorites to prevail. They sit at the top of the Group 3 with nine points each and both will gladly settle for a single point if opportunity presents itself.
Not surprisingly, some of the most lopsided matches scheduled for this Friday, also at 7:45 PM UK time, are the ones hosted by Liechtenstein and Gibraltar. bet365 Sports regards the visitors as overwhelming favorite to prevail, as reflected by the odds of 1/2. To put things into perspective, the hosts are given exceptional odds of 11/1 and even a double chance wager will pay 4 to 1.