The UEFA Nations League kicks off once again on Thursday and we will be providing you with our five best bets for Matchday 5 of the competition. Croatia host Spain and that is seemingly one of the standout encounters on the fixture list, while Netherlands vs France and Italy vs Portugal look promising to entertain too.
Croatia will want to avoid another heavy defeat against Spain.
Germany are in danger of being relegated.
Belgium and Switzerland are fighting for top spot.
Since their World Cup final defeat to France, the Croatians have gone slightly off the boil and we think the Spaniards can take full advantage. Croatia were on a three-game winless run until they edged past Jordan in October. These sides faced each other back in September and Spain demolished Thursday’s opponents in a 6-0 victory.
Spain played well in their defeat to England last time out, and we expect them to bounce back here and collect all three points. Spain to beat Croatia is our first bet for this set of fixtures, and its best valued at odds of 23/20 with Coral.
Estonia have not won in their last six away matches and have lost their last three without scoring. They travel to face Hungary on Thursday, and after their last encounter which ended 3-3, we are hoping to see some goals. We fancy Hungary to win this one, and the fact they scored three goals in Estonia shows they are certainly capable in front of goal, and we are hoping that with their home advantage that they can come out on top.
Hungary are odds on favourites to win this one, so we are going to go with a better price and tip up Hungary to Win and Over 2.5 Goals, and this is best priced at 29/20 with Ladbrokes.
Wales currently sit top of Group 4 in the UEFA Nations League, but after their fixture with Denmark, we don’t think they’ll still be in that position. Denmark secured a 2-0 victory when these sides met in September, and we think they’ll get the better of Ryan Giggs’ side on Friday. Denmark will have Christian Eriksen returning to their side as well, so we are expecting them to assert their dominance against this Welsh side.
Our third tip for our five best bets of this International game week is going to be for Denmark to Win, and that selection is best priced at 19/10 with 188Bet.
Serbia are unbeaten in their last four and have kept three clean sheets in the process. One of them games was against Saturday’s opponents Montenegro, and a brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic ensured that his side earned all three points. Serbia were impressive in that victory and we expect them to win here and stamp their authority on top spot in this group.
Once again, Serbia are a long-odds on shot for this clash so we are going with value elsewhere. We like the look of HT Result: Serbia in this one, a selection which paid out in the last fixture thanks to Mitrovic’s first half penalty. Our tip for this match, HT Result: Serbia, is best priced at odds of Evens with BetVictor.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored against AC Milan at the San Siro last weekend, however, the Juventus man won’t be returning there for this fixture as the Portuguese forward has not been called up to the squad. Roberto Mancini is starting to piece together a decent Italy side after their disappointment of not qualifying for the World Cup in the Summer, and we think Saturday’s game against Portugal will be a good test to see where they are at.
After their last gasp win against Poland last time out, and with star man Ronaldo not featuring, this Italian side must be full of confidence and fancy their chances on Saturday. We think they are good value too, so our final tip for our five best bets for these International fixtures is going to be Italy to Win, and this selection is best priced at 5/4 with Unibet.
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