Tue, Sep 11, 10:43am by Staff Writer
The inaugural UEFA Nations League commenced last Friday, with Spain defeating England at Wembley 2-1.
The two teams exchanged early goals, but it was Rodrigo’s 32nd minute goal that separated the two sides, as neither found the net in the second half.
Spain is the equal favourite to win the UEFA Nations League at $4.33 at Sportsbet. After their first game, England is $15 to win the tournament.
Croatia plays its first match of the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday morning in Elche, Spain when it takes on the group 4 leaders. Spain is $1.67 to win the match, with Croatia a $5 outsider. The draw is paying $3.60.
France has picked up where it left off at the World Cup, with a win and a draw from its first two matches of the UEFA Nations League.
Les Bleus played out a 0-0 stalemate against Germany in Munich, before defeating the Netherlands in Paris.
Olivier Giroud’s 75th minute goal put the French side in front, as they sit atop group 1 with four points from two games. They are $4.33 to win the tournament. Germany has slipped to $7 after its first game, while the Netherlands are big outsiders at $51.
Group B featured a 6-0 hammering by Switzerland against a hapless Iceland side. The Swiss led 2-0 at half-time and piled on the pressure in the second half in a dominant showing in St. Gallen.
They are atop group 2 and paying $21 to win the UEFA Nations League. Belgium begins its campaign on Wednesday morning with a trip to Iceland. The World Cup finalists are paying $5 to win the UEFA Nations League, while minnows Iceland have the longest odds of any side in League A at $67.
Portugal picked up its first win of group 3 play with a 1-0 victory against Italy on Tuesday morning. Andre Silva’s goal was enough to see Portugal defeat Italy. Italy is $9.50 to win the tournament, with Portugal priced at $11.
In League B, Ukraine has two wins from its first two games against Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Turkey came from 2-0 down against Sweden to record a stunning 3-2 victory, with their third goal scored during stoppage time.
Wales hammered the Republic of Ireland 4-1 in their match in Cardiff last week. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey were among the goal scorers in a dominant performance. The Welsh went down 2-0 to Denmark on Sunday to sit in second spot in group 4 of League B.
UEFA Nations League Odds – Sportsbet
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