UEFA Nations League Weekend Concludes with Sunday MatchesPublished October 14, 2018 by Florin P
Italy chases its first victory at the UEFA Nations League at 7:45 pm UK time, as the team travels to Poland.
Major European championships took a break this weekend, but football fans were not disappointed by UEFA Nations League action. bet365 Sports and 888 Sport have covered all the matches and offer tempting betting opportunities to those who choose to wager on Sunday games. Fewer matches are scheduled for the last day of the weekend, but there’s no shortage of interesting games. Poland and Italy meet in a high profile fixture, while Romania takes on neighboring Serbia in a decisive match.
Italy and Poland Chase First Win in Group 3
Italy squandered an excellent opportunity to defeat Ukraine in a friendly game just a few days ago. However, the most important match is the one scheduled for Sunday evening at 7:45 PM. This time, they don’t have home pitch advantage and will have to take on Poland away from home. That’s why the odds offered by bet365 Sports on the Italians to win stand at 13/5, in line with what the hosts get. Italy hasn’t won in nearly 5 months and the only victory was against Saudi Arabia, which is far from satisfied.
Poland are doing slightly better and haven’t lost in the last three games, although two of those matches ended undecided. Interesting enough, one of the 1-1 draws was recorded against Italy, so it’s worth considering the odds of 11/10 offered by 888 Sport. This is also the kind of match where punters should check out the odds available on the markets dedicated to both teams to score. That’s because both teams have the tendency of scoring and allowing at least one goal per match. Italy is no longer the excellent defensive team it used to be back in the day, but the odds don’t reflect this change.
Poland and Romania Play in Local Derby
Serbia sits in the second place in Group 4, tied for the lead with Montenegro, but with a weaker goal average. After failing to secure victory over Romania in Belgrade a few weeks ago, they would gladly settle for another draw in Bucharest. Winner Sports offers odds of 21/10 on the match to end undecided, a likely outcome given the stakes of this game. The Serbs will use a slightly more defensive starting formation, with a single striker, but they have plenty of worthy offensive options on the bench.
Romania haven’t lost a match in the last six fixtures, but this time they can no longer afford to play for the low scoring draw. That’s because they sit in the third-place and the only way to secure promotion is by winning the group currently led by Montenegro. The match is scheduled at 2 PM in the afternoon, and the weather in Bucharest promises to be lovely. The National Arena is expected to be full of enthusiastic fans, so the hosts will enjoy a lot of support from the fans. Under these circumstances, the odds of 14/10 offered by Intertops Sports on the hosts to prevail are worth a second look.