Nations League Group Stage Ends with Decisive Matches this WeekPublished June 13, 2022 by Florin P
The second half of the group stage starts this week, with key matches to decide the qualifying teams from the Nations League A groups.
Domestic championships are in recess and the World Cup is months away, but the Nations League keeps football fans at the edge of their seats. The most exciting matches are played in League A and top teams from three groups are scheduled to play early this week. The outcome of these schemes could well decide the team that qualifies for the playoffs and those who are eliminated.
Last Chance for France to Qualify from Group 1
France sits in the last place in Group 1 and unless it defeats Croatia, it will be out of the picture. Even so, the world and European champions are unlikely to advance to the playoffs and this is a do-or-die match. 1xBet prices a home win at 1/2, while a surprising away victory is valued at 6/1.
Denmark has a two-point advantage over Austria and won the head-to-head match, so is the favorite to reach the playoffs. All they need is one more victory to finish first and this is within reach, as reflected by the odds of 9/10. Austria has already caused too upset and if they win punters will be paid at times of 5/2.
Group 3 is Wide Open as Second Round Starts
England is winless in Group 3, despite being the favorite to qualify for the playoffs. They lost to Hungary but can return the favor and defeat the Eastern Europeans at home. 1xBet offers odds of 3/10 on the Euro finalists, while another shocking victory for Hungary is valued at 11/1.
In the most exciting match of the day, Germany and Italy fight for the first place, and the Germans are credited with the first chance. Despite splitting points in all three games so far, they get odds of 7/10 at Bet365 Sports while the reigning European champions are priced at 5/1 by the same bookie.
Belgium and Poland Fight for Second Place in Group 4
The Netherlands is the best performing team and the current edition of the Nations League and only needs one point to qualify for the playoffs. They can ensure first place in Group 4 by defeating Wales again. A home win only gets odds of 7/20 while a stunning victory by Wales will produce odds of 9/1.
Belgium and Poland knew right from the start that they will be competing for second place in this highly competitive group. The two teams are tied with four points each, but Belgium is the favorite with odds of 6/5. They already crushed Poland 6-1, so odds of 5/2 for the home side are not exactly tempting.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Monday, June 13 at 3 P.M. UK time.