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Nations League tips: Goals galore expected in high-profile clashes

Nations League tips: Goals galore expected in high-profile clashes
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Ace Football picks out the best betting tips for Sunday’s round of international football in the UEFA Nations League A.

International football may have been largely on hiatus for most of the year, but things are finally back in full motion with teams all preparing for a potentially decisive round in their UEFA Nations League campaigns.

There may be countless new protocols in place designed for health reasons, but these squads are out to give it everything. So, with this in mind, let’s check out the betting tips for Sunday’s fixtures.

Bosnia vs Netherlands

Life in the post-Ronald Koeman-era got off to a disappointing start under Frank de Boer with a 1-0 home defeat to Mexico. It may have only been a friendly, but it was the second time in a row the Netherlands had lost in Amsterdam.

The pressure will certainly be on De Boer to deliver in his second game in Bosnia. The hosts, though, aren’t in much better shape either after losing four of their last six games in all competitions.

Although there has been BTTS in six of Bosnia’s last eight games in all competitions.

Croatia vs Sweden

The 2018 World Cup finalists ended a two-match losing streak last Wednesday by beating Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly. Ivan Rakitic may be no more, but Croatia have players ready to step up.

Interestedly, there has been BTTS in Croatia’s last six games in all competitions (W3 D1 L2).

Sweden, meanwhile, ended a two-match losing run themselves by defeating Russia by the same scoreline in Moscow.

France vs Portugal

The big one on Sunday will be between World Cup winners France and Nations League title holders Portugal. Both sides are blessed with extraordinary attacking talent, particularly with Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo respectively.

France enter the clash on the back of a stunning 7-1 friendly win over Ukraine last week in Paris. However, Viktor Tsygankov’s goal means there has been BTTS in four of Les Bleus’ last five home games in all competitions.

Iceland vs Denmark

The Danish Dynamite ended a three-match winless run last Wednesday by beating Faroe Islands 4-0 in a friendly. They’re also unbeaten in their last seven away games in all competitions (W2 D5). So one may expect them to get something on Sunday.

Considering Denmark’s last away triumph came in a 6-0 thumping against Gibraltar over a year ago, however, they may have their work cut out in Iceland.

Erik Hamren’s side may be no European heavyweights, but they showed strong form at home with seven wins in their last nine games in all competitions (W7 L2). France and England were only two nations to leave Iceland with victory, albeit with slender 1-0 scorelines.

Poland vs Italy

Italy extended their unbeaten run to 17 games in all competitions (W14 D3) by thrashing Moldova 6-0 in last Wednesday’s friendly. It was a perfect warm-up ahead of their Nations League trip to Poland.

The four-time world champions head to Gdansk on the back of seven successive away wins in all competitions. This included 1-0 triumphs over the Netherlands last time out and Poland back in October 2018.

Regardless, a close encounter is expected in Poland with the hosts winning five of their last six home games.

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