Nations League betting odds favor England in the game against the Netherlands. The success of the Three Lions inspire public figures to promote football as a means of bonding force. The latest sportsbook news in the UK reports that Prince William has contributed to the launch of the Heads Up campaign which aims to tackle mental health problems through football.
Football brings people closer together
With this being mental health awareness week, the FA, together with Prince William’s help, will launch the Heads Up campaign from next season starting with the community Shield.
According to online sportsbooks news, statistic indicate that suicide is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 45. As a measure to help people speak out about mental health and shed more light onto the serious matter to curtail the negative social stigma associated with it, the FA believes football serves as the perfect platform for the Heads Up campaign.
“Heads up will show men that we all have mental health just like we have physical health,” Prince William stressed. “Building on the amazing attitude that led England to the World Cup semi-finals, it will show us all that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness.”
“And it won’t be exclusive to men. Plenty of women love and play football and our England women’s team is about to head off to this year’s World Cup. The campaign will speak to everyone who cares about the game.”
“Over the next year leading up until the 2020 FA Cup final, we are going to use football’s biggest platforms to get the country talking.”
Recently, Tottenham Hotspur star Danny Rose was praised for being open about his suffering depression in 2018; Prince William believes the entire game can help bridge the gap in understanding of mental health and come closer together.
UEFA Nations League betting odds put England ahead of their rivals
England take on the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Nations League, and they’ve been identified as the favourite side per online sportsbooks in the UK to make it to the final, where they would face the winner between Portugal and Switzerland – the former is the favourite from that clash.
Netherlands v England – H 9/5 (2.80) D 9/4 (3.25) A 6/4 (2.50)
(Check out Bet365 Sportsbook review for more info about the online betting site and England Nations League betting odds.)
England have been in fine form in both the competition and the Euro 2020 qualifiers, but one things remains questionable, and that is Harry Kane’s availability for the semi-final match.
He has been out of action since sustaining an ankle injury in the Champions League quarter-final clash against Man City. Despite the prognosis being reassuring, it’s yet to be seen whether he’ll be fit in time for June 16.
The Three Lions are also the second favourites to win the Nations League outright – 3.25 (9/4), thanks to the way they’ve been playing under Gareth Southgate since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they finished 4th, after losing 2-0 at the hands of Belgium for the bronze medal.
Having failed to deliver a medal from Russia, England fans will be hoping their country makes it to the final in the inaugural Nations League, for which, realistically speaking, they have great chances of doing so.