Having a complicated format, the Euro nations league is much derided before it has kicked off back in the autumn. But it has proved a resounding success. There was some real competition in the matches those were suggested and were glorified friendlies and seem to mean lots of players and the fans alike.
Now being in the last four with the finals those will take place in Portugal the hosts have to face Switzerland in its first semifinal before England takes on the Netherlands. All the scene is set and the time for looking at all the teams and who can triumph in the outright market. Each League in the UEFA Nations League has its path, consisting of two single-leg semi-finals and a one-off final. The winner of each track wins a spot in the UEFA European Championship.
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The UEFA Nations League will also be linked to UEFA’s World Cup qualifications with a format yet to be decided. The sbobet88 helps you to bet on the team you think is the probable winner of the match.
Portugal (odds – 2.76)
Italy (H) 1-0
Poland (A) 3-2
Italy (A) 0-0
Poland (H) 1-1
Change is coming to Portuguese football at some stage, and many will feel that it is a good thing. A useful but, frankly, a flat style brought them Euro 2016 glory, and they have continued in a similar vein since, despite boasting the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Success of Ronaldo in the Matches
A last-16 exit at last summer’s World Cup was followed by an unbeaten, Ronaldo-less qualification for these Finals, albeit only six goals were scored. In Euro 2020 qualifying, Portugal has opened with two home draws (0-0 against Ukraine and 1-1 v Serbia) despite Ronaldo returning.
With potential stars emerging, there’s a feeling boss Fernando Santos should be rebuilt with a more expansive style. Bernardo Silva arrives here after an outstanding season at Manchester City, while teenage attacker Joao Felix has rapidly risen to this level has only been a regular at Benfica since Christmas. Club team-mate Pizzi, who claimed a massive 19 assists in the Portuguese league, is one to watch in midfield too.
A solid but aging defense is also going to need replacing eventually, but at least the attacking options are beginning to look much more wide-ranging. However, whether Santos is prepared to abandon a team principle which sees so much revolve around the star man is open to question.
Hosting should be an advantage, but they’ve won just one of five home games this season and overall Portugal look a tad short at less than 2/1.
Spain (H) 1-2
Croatia (A) 0-0
Spain (A) 3-2
Croatia (H) 2-1
There’s still a positive buzz around the England team following last summer’s World Cup semi-final run, and they’ve hardly rested on their laurels.
In this competition, they topped a tight group, beating both a star-studded Spain side and World Cup runners-up Croatia, and they’ve since started Euro 2020 qualification by blasting five goals past both Czech Republic and Montenegro. You can place your bet on sbobet88.
Had England of Netherlands been staging the games, then there’s every chance the odds would favor them.
With Portugal having hardly produced sparkling results on home soil of late, the value lies further down the market. They boast several players from an outstanding Ajax team, and the likes of Frankie de Jong and Matthijs de Light should be keen on transferring their club form to a stage such as this for the first time.