Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will be looking to successfully defend their Nations League crown won at the 2019 inaugural edition. While age doesn’t seem to be slowing down the Portuguese superstar, the team boasts a young and promising supporting cast along with established names such as Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix.
Can Portugal go all the way to keep their crown and record a third straight European triumph?
Check our latest Nations League betting tips as the race to reach next year’s finals sprints towards the finish.
NATIONS LEAGUE BETTING TIPS
In League A, Belgium vs England and Portugal vs France head up the weekend action, as our Nations League tips gaze over the penultimate round of group games…
League A Betting Preview
Will Poland take top spot? Group A1 Betting Focus
There are two game to go in A1, with a surprise leader at the front of the queue to reach the Nations League finals next summer.
Traditional giants Italy and Netherlands were expected to fight it out for top spot, but it’s Poland currently heading the group, which remains wide open.
The likely group winners may just emerge in Reggio Emilia on Sunday when Italy host the Poles. Nothing could separate the two sides in Gdańsk when these two met a month ago, and draws have held Italy back so far. The Azzurri have been forced to settle for the point in three of their four Nations League games.
Keep an eye on Bosnia and Herzegovina: they could end up as kingmakers.
Dušan Bajević’s side are all but out the running to make the finals, but a win against the Netherlands could make things interesting heading into the final game.
Will England crash out? Group A2 Betting Focus
Gareth Southgate has overseen the English national team over four years with some notable successes to compare favourably against his predecessors.
However, this could be a defining week in shaping Southgate’s post-World Cup reputation if England were to limp out the Nations League in third place.
England could be on the brink of crashing out the tournament after being left with work to do following a surprise home defeat to Denmark, That performance leaves their fate in this group out of their hands. High-flyers Belgium could end of hope of consecutive Nations League Finals appearances for the Three Lions.
A positive result in Leuven could be a tough ask for England after being forced to work hard for a 2-1 win at Wembley last month.
Consecutive wins against the Belgians would likely put England in a commanding position in the final round of games given they play already relegated Iceland. However, Denmark could be the surprise group winners should they land back-to-back wins.
BET ON BELGIUM VS ENGLAND – OUR TIP
England had to stage a comeback to win 2-1 against Belgium at Wembley last time around. Could either side have to mount a comeback this weekend? A look at the latest Belgium vs England odds suggests it could be a close contest in Leuven.
Who wins the Group of Death? Group A3 Betting Focus
Sweden and Croatia are both playing for pride after losing touch with the big hitters in this group.
That means it’s now a tough dog-fight between 2019 Nations League winners Portugal and world champions France to top the table, with the former having a slight advantage on goal difference heading into the latest matchday.
Another title defence could be on the cards for the Portuguese if they can make the most of home advantage against their main group rivals.
Can Ukraine cause a shock? Group A4 Betting Focus
Ukraine have proven to be a surprise package; leaving big guns Spain and Germany potentially scrapping it out to extend their stay in this competition.
The Germans cannot afford to drop points up at home to the third place Ukrainians with a challenging trip to Seville ahead of them on the final day on Tuesday.
Switzerland surprised many in reaching the 2019 Nations League Finals, but a repeat will be off limits unless they can pull off a win against current group leaders Spain in Basel this weekend.
Best Bet: 4.80 – Draw first half / Spain win at full time
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
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