Saturday UEFA Nations League Matched Reignite Old RivalriesPublished October 13, 2018 by Florin P
UEFA Nations League turns Saturday afternoon and evening into a football celebration, as local rivalries are brought back to life.
UEFA Nations League has turned the heat up a notch and has transformed friendly games into really exciting matches. The original structure of the new tournament pits players of similar quality against each other, while reigniting old rivalries. The Netherlands and Germany will meet on Saturday evening at 7:45 PM in the most exciting match of the day. A few hours earlier, at 2 PM UK time, the Czech Republic and Slovakia play against each other in a brotherly game. bet365 Sports and 888 Sport offer tempting odds on both matches, with more than 100 markets available to bet on.
The Derby of Czechoslovakia Unfolds at Trnava
The Czech Republic and Slovakia used to be part of the same country, so a match between these two nations is particularly exciting. This match is scheduled for 2 PM in the afternoon and the stakes are very high for both teams. Slovakia has home pitch advantage and will try to make the most of it, after losing the opening match. They have alternated victories with defeats, but are generally a strong team when they play at home, as reflected by the odds of 11/10 offered by Intertops Sports.
Back-to-back defeats for the Czech Republic have sent the team to the last place in a group dominated by Ukraine. This means that the outcome of this match could prove decisive in determining the team that advances to the decisive round. Because both teams are so far behind the leaders, a point doesn’t help anyone and there’s no reason to defend for 90 minutes. The Czech Republic has scored and allowed plenty of goals recently, so it’s worth considering a bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored.
Germany and the Netherlands Play for the Second Place
The most exciting match of this UEFA Nations League day is scheduled for the evening when Germany travels to the Netherlands. Even though they don’t have home pitch advantage, the Germans are regarded by Winner Sports as the more likely team to win at odds of 11/10. Recent results are encouraging, as they have split points against France and won a friendly game against Peru. After the humiliating elimination from the World Cup 2018, the previous World Cup winners will try to make a deep run in this tournament
The Netherlands have struggled over the last couple of years and the fans are starting to lose patience with players and managers alike. For them, the outcome of this match is extremely important, as the Dutch haven’t won a key game against a top team in a long time. In spite of losing to France in the opening round, they have met and even exceed expectations, exercising constant pressure after allowing the opening goal. A bet the hosts to win is priced by bet365 Sports at 12/5, while the draw gets odds of 5/2.