Revamping the tired international friendly format, the UEFA Nations League has been somewhat of a hit since it’s inaugural season in 2018-19.
We’re approaching the meat and potatoes of the 2020-21 edition, with some familiar nations making it all the way to the finals.
And then there were four.
Italy, Spain, Belgium and France make up the quartet of Nations League finalists in 2021, with their semi-finals scheduled for October, 2021.
Italy will be hosting Spain in Milan, whereas France and Belgium travel to Turin, all looking to bag their maiden Nations League trophy following Portugal’s success a couple of year’s back.
It’s incredibly hard to split these four nations in the betting. Belgium are the slight favouritesahead of France and Spain, with Italy’s inexperienced side valued as the narrow underdogs.
Following the grand finale tournament in October we’ve still got the relegation play-outs to contest at the end of March, 2022!
Moldova, Kazakhstan, Estonia and Cyprus will slug it out to determine which group they will form a part of at the next Nations League.
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No one really knows how seriously each nation will be preparing for the Nations League matches.
They are in essence glorified friendlies, but with a ranking system and trophy on offer, there’s now a certain glamour to the action.
This being said, we’ve now got a lot more evenly matched ties to look forward to, meaning the value in the betting increases.
Gone are the days when England would batter San Marino 11-0 in a friendly and you are limited to what you can bet on to find decent odds!
The last Nations League saw Portugal rule on home soil, beating Switzerland and Netherlands in the semi-final and final.
It was a 60th minute Goncalo Guedes strike that separated the sides in Porto, giving Cristiano Ronaldo and co. another trophy to get their hands on.
England bowed out at the semi-final stage having won their tough group consisting of Spain and Croatia, but were dumped out by Netherlands in extra-time of their semi-final.