Home Pitch Advantage Weighs Heavily in Sunday UEFA Nations League MatchesPublished November 15, 2020 by Florin P
The Euroleague has returned with the final matches of the week, as some of the most exciting games are scheduled for Friday evening.
National teams return into the spotlight on Sunday for the second to last stage of the UEFA Nations League group phase. Eight teams will compete on this day and except for Iceland who are officially eliminated from the race everyone has a chance to progress.
Must-win game for the Netherlands
The Netherlands have enjoyed a strong early campaign and were expected to return to their winning ways after a disappointing performance in recent years. Things took a turn for the worse in recent months and they now sit in the third-place with no room for error. Luckily for them, they have home pitch advantage and play against Boston and Herzegovina, which are rock-bottom in Group 1. bet365 Sports credits them with the first chance at odds of 7/20, while the visitors are huge underdogs with odds of 7/1.
Undefeated Italy takes on Leading Poland
Italy is the undefeated team of Group 1, but they trail Poland by one point and need victory in the head to head matches. Three of their games so far have resulted in low scoring draws so on Sunday evening they will go for outright victory. The last time the two teams met, no goals were scored, but if Italy wins today, those who bet on them at bet365 Sports will be paid at 13/20. Poland was the more decisive team during this campaign and odds of 4/1 for them to add another victory look particularly tempting.
Belgium tries to avenge Recent Defeat to England
At the start of the qualifying campaign Belgium was regarded as the most likely team to win Group 2. So far they are precisely on track with three victories and the single defeat, but they can’t lose another match against England. This time they play at home and that is why they are slight favorites, as reflected by the odds of 7/5 offered by 888 Sport on them to win. The visitors are not doing better, as they are tied with Denmark for the second place and the odds of them winning in Belgium sit at 2/1 with the same bookie.
Denmark Welcomes Hopeless Iceland in Key Match
Denmark is on a three game winning streak during which they conceded no goal but that won’t be enough if they don’t defeat Iceland. The team currently sits in the third-place and this is not enough to advance to the next stage of the UEFA Nations League. Luckily for them, they play at home against Iceland who has lost all the games so far and are out of the qualification picture. A bet on the hosts to prevail will produce odds of 2/5, as opposed to 7/1 on Iceland to win their first game at the UNL.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, November 10 at 4 pm UK time.