The Best European Teams Lock Horns in Key UEFA Nations League Matches on SundayPublished November 18, 2018 by Florin P
Belgium and Switzerland seek elusive first place in Group 2, while England and Croatia chase vital points in a group dominated by Spain.
The UEFA Nations League has saved the best for last, with two of the most anticipated matches of this weak scheduled for Sunday. England and Belgium have played in the semifinals of the World Cup 2018, but were eliminated by Croatia and France. They will be aiming for better results on Sunday afternoon and evening when they play against Switzerland and Croatia. bet365 Sports and 888 Sport dedicate ample coverage to these matches, with better than average odds and more than 100 betting markets.
Croatia Seek the First Point and Goal in Group 4
The runners-up and the World Cup 2018 were certain that they will have a hard time in the group stage of the UEFA Nations League. That’s because they share it with Spain and England, but what they didn’t expect, was to have no point after three games. To make matters worse, Croatia is yet to score a goal and the tiny European nation will try to achieve that against England. Winner Sports doesn’t give them much of a chance to win, but punters who are willing to take a leap of faith will enjoy odds of 7/2.
The most likely outcome for this match, at least according to the odds, is that England will pick up three valuable points. We currently get odds of 7/8 on the home side to prevail and stay within striking distance of Spain. At least in theory, England could settle for a point, but the objective is to finish first in this group and it’s easier to defeat Croatia than Spain, regardless of venue. On the off-chance that the game ends undecided, those who bet on this outcome will cash in on odds of 13/5 at bet365 Sports.
Belgium Expected to Win on the Road
Switzerland and Belgium are tied for the first place with six points each, but the World Cup 2018 semifinalists are the stronger team. They have also defeated Switzerland before, whereas their opponents picked up all six points in matches against Iceland. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Intertops is once again trusting Belgium to prevail, even though they play on the road. The odds on an away victory currently stand at 15/13, while punters can get twice as much on the hosts, which are priced at 13/5.
The Swiss have recently sank to a new low after losing a friendly match against Qatar, at the end of 90 minutes of disappointing football. If they don’t improve their performance miraculously over a couple of days, they are likely to suffer a humiliating defeat in front of their fans. Belgium looks determined to wrap up the matter of qualification after only four matches. While they will be aiming for a win, a draw on the road against Switzerland would also work wonders and this outcome is priced at 5/2 by 888 Sport.
Last chance for Northern Ireland in League B
Northern Ireland sits in the third-place with three defeats after just as many games and a single goal scored so far. This is a dire situation, but it could get slightly better if they find a way to defeat Austria on Sunday afternoon. They have home pitch advantage in the game schedule at 5 PM, but this doesn’t mean that bookmakers give them favorite status. Because of their dismal performance so far, we enjoy odds of 13/5 on the hosts to prevail, while the visitors only get odds of 11/10. They also have a game in hand but only three points so far, so the Austrians simply can’t settle for a draw in this match. Punters who insist on betting on the points to be split, will enjoy odds of 28/11 should the game end without a winner.