Nations League Betting Tips: Can England wrap things up with a win?
The group stages of the Nations League draw to a close this evening, with England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all in action across Europe.
While the Three Lions have nothing to play for in their match against Iceland, the remaining Home Nations, along with the Republic of Ireland, are all involved in tense battles at the top and bottom of their respective groups.
Who’ll be celebrating and who’ll be commiserating when the action concludes later this evening? We’ve previewed tonight’s matches in our Nations League Betting Tips.
England v Iceland – 19:45
Defeat to Belgium on Sunday means England can’t top Group A2, and with Iceland rock-bottom of the standings on 0 points, it means the Three Lions can’t be relegated either.
That makes this a dead-rubber, with Gareth Southgate’s men 2/11 to pick up all three points against the visitors, who are long-odds outsiders at 14/1.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 8/13 to add to his England tally after netting against Ireland last week, while the ever-popular Jack Grealish is 6/4 to open his account.
Israel v Scotland – 19:45
Israel v Scotland is becoming a bit like the new Ireland v Denmark. This will be the fifth meeting between the two nations since 2018, with both sides sharing a win apiece and two draws in that time.
Steve Clarke’s are 33/20 to pick up the win they need to guarantee promotion to League A, with last week’s Euro play-off hero Ryan Christie a 23/10 chance to find the back of the net once again.
Both Teams to Score has landed in three of the last four fixtures between the sides and is 3/4 to do so again, while Eran Zahavi is 7/5 to add to his five-goal tally in the current Nations League campaign.
Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria – 19:45
Stephen Kenny has yet to win a game as Republic of Ireland boss. This evening would be a good time to start, with Ireland teetering on the edge of relegation from Group B4.
The Irish require only a draw at home to bottom-placed Bulgaria to avoid dropping down to League C, but victory would provide a timely morale boost after a poor campaign.
They’re 5/6 to pick up all three points, with the draw priced at 11/5. Even if they do win, it’s unlikely to be a goal-fest; Ireland haven’t found the net in 540 minutes of football. We go 3/5 about Both Teams to Score – No, while it’s 6/4 for Under 1.5 Goals.
Wales v Finland – 19:45
Wales require a win or a draw at home to second-place Finland to win promotion to League A. Defeat for Gareth Bale and co. would see the Finns leapfrog them and take the group for themselves.
That means it’s all to play for at the Cardiff City Stadium, with the Welsh our narrow 11/10 favourites to claim the win that would guarantee them top spot in the group.
We go 5/1 for a repeat of Wales’s 1-0 win in Helsinki 13 months ago, while it’s 27/20 for there to be Under 1.5 Goals in the match for the tenth time in 11 Group B4 matches.
Northern Ireland v Romania – 19:45
Northern Ireland will be down on their haunches after last week’s agonising defeat to Slovakia which denied Ian Baraclough’s men a second successive European Championship appearance.
They’ve underperformed in the Nations League this season too, and it’s difficult to see them achieving the three-goal swing they need to overhaul Romania and avoid relegation to League C.
Nevertheless, Norn Ireland are 11/5 to secure victory, with Romania at 7/5 and the Draw at 2/1. With another tight match expected, it’s 1/2 for there to be Under 2.5 Goals.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing