The UEFA Nations League Resumes on Friday EveningPublished September 4, 2020 by Florin P
Italy and the Netherlands play in the Group A of the UEFA Nations League on Friday evening against dangerous opponents.
Domestic championships take a break this weekend and they give way to the UEFA Nations League. Once again, the best European national teams will play against each other in a competition that has gained a lot of traction in recent years. The first round is played midweek, but second-round matches are just as exciting and the first are scheduled on Friday afternoon.
Italy Starts as Favorite against Bosnia and Herzegovina
Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina play at 7:45 PM UK time, with the Italians as overwhelming favorites to prevail. They didn’t lose any players to suspension or injury and will take this match seriously, so the odds of 3/10 offered by bet365 Sports are justified. The visitors are expected to defend even though they play on an empty stadium and try to score on the counterattack. The odds of them succeeding and grabbing a surprising victory on the road are slim, as reflected by the odds of 17/2.
Poland Challenges the Netherlands on the Road
Poland has some talented players that it can use to challenge the Netherlands, but they start with the second chance and the odds of 5/1 on the road. Offensively they fare well and will feature three strikers, but they have certain defensive problems that can come back to bite them. The home side will rely on a well-balanced team, with a burning desire to prove that the recent disappointments are well behind them. A bet on the home side will only produce odds of 1/2, while a draw will result in odds of 3/1.
Slovakia and the Czech Republic Reignite Old Rivalry
The Czech Republic and Slovakia used to be a single nation and their footballers would play together against foreign opposition. In this match of the UEFA Nations League starting at 7:45 PM UK time, they play against each other and the outcome is difficult to predict. Recent results were also tied, so 888 Sport decided to give odds of 2/1 on Slovakia and 3/2 on the Czech Republic. There will be no fans in the stands, which is a bit disappointing, since they would’ve certainly enjoyed this encounter.
Norway and Austria Play the Group B Coin Flip Match
The most balanced match of the day is also scheduled at 7:45 PM UK time and it is played in Group B. Norway and Austria have emerged as stringy teams, difficult to defeat even by the toughest opponent. This match is likely to be a close one, probably decided by a single goal and a low scoring draw can’t be ruled out either. The odds on each team to prevail revolve around 17/10 at 888 Sport and if the match concludes without a winner, those who bet on the draw will be paid at 2/1.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm UK time.