Teams in the 2020-21 Nations League will play their last but one game this weekend. In most groups the standings are tight, with no clear favorite. So these final games will be even more important in order to decide the winners of the groups. In the Nations League next round odds we checked the main favorites in the top league who can feature in next year’s finals.
The main question of the UEFA Nations League group stage is which four teams can qualify for next year’s finals from league A. At the moment Poland, Belgium, Portugal and Spain are leading their groups but the whole situation can still change in the last two rounds. In the lower leagues group leaders are fighting for promotion to higher leagues. While teams at the bottom of the groups want to avoid relegation. The tournament will continue this weekend with all 27 matches of Matchday 5 taking place this weekend. Let’s see the ones from the top league and their odds to win them.
Nations League next round odds favor Portugal to win their top game
Online sportsbooks in Portugal slightly favor their team to win the game against France with the odds of 2.60. But the odds for a French victory are almost the same with odds of 2.80. In their previous meeting the result was a 0-0 draw, but surely this time Portugal will go for the three points. With a win they can increase their lead ahead of the last game, and have a chance to defend their title in next year’s finals. At the moment both teams are on 10 points, but the home team leads the group thanks to their better goal difference. While the French team can try to take revenge finally on their defeat at the EURO2016 final.
In the other game of Group A3, Sweden will host Croatia and try to get their first points of this season’s Nations League. The silver medallists from the previous World Cup, Croatia are predicted to win the game with odds of 2.50. They won their previous meeting 2-1 with a late goal, but lost against France in their last game. A victory is even more important for the home team though if they want to avoid relegation to League B. In Group A4 three teams are still with a chance to win the group. Currently Spain leads the group with 7 points, but Germany and Ukraine are following them closely with 6 points. Spain will host Switzerland in their next game where they are massive favorites. Just like Germany who should win against Ukraine at home according to the Nations League next round odds.
Belgium are favored against England
Another top game of the next round will be the Belgium vs England game on Sunday evening. Online gambling sites in Portugal favor the home team to win with the odds of 2.37. While the guests’ odds are 3.00 on bet365. It is another rematch of the bronze game from the last world cup where Belgium won 2-0 against England. Gareth Southgate’s team could defeat Lukaku and his teammates 2-1 in their last meeting at Wembley thanks to Mason Mount’s deflected shot. Now they will face an even more difficult task to beat them away. Meanwhile Denmark will host Iceland in the other game. With the home team being a huge favorite to win the game.
In Group A1 the group leader Polish team also has a tough game ahead of them against Italy. With a win the Azzurri can take over the lead in the group and make a huge step towards qualifying for the finals. But Roberto Mancini had to call-up several new players to replace injured and other missing players. So victory is not so certain for the Italians even though they have the odds of 1.75 to do so. The Netherlands should have an easier job against Bosnia and Herzegovina at home. They can easily top their group after this round.