In addition, Cyprus look to take points off Bulgaria, while Wales welcome Denmark to Cardiff
The UEFA Nations League is set to continue this coming Friday (16 November) with the match between Holland and reigning world champions France the pick of the ties. Meanwhile, Cyprus will be looking to inflict defeat on a strong Bulgaria side while Ryan Giggs will continue his introduction to international football management when Denmark travel to take on his Wales team.
First things first
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First up, Bulgaria travel to Cyprus looking to do the double over their opponents. Last month, the Bulgarians won the corresponding fixture 2-1 but having lost their last match on the road must be careful not to start slipping down the group – Cyprus could well catch them out.
However, Bulgaria can take heart from their excellent head-to-head record against the Cypriots. Bulgaria have won seven of the eight previous meetings between these two teams and victory here would leave Cyprus staring at a relegation battle with Slovakia.
And despite being on the road, it is Bulgaria who come into this match as the favourites to take the points. You can more than double your money by backing Bulgaria to win away at 2.55, while you could more than triple your money by backing Cyprus to take the points at 3.10 – a draw is priced just above at 3.20, according to Oddsshark.
A 2-1 win for the visitors is priced competitively at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment. In addition, you could more than double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.30.
Holland look to lay down challenge to France
Holland could lay down a serious marker of intent when they take on recent World Cup winners France. With a game in hand and just four points behind their rivals, the Dutch could put real pressure on their opponents with a victory here prior to the final round of matches.
France, however, have won all three of the most recent meetings between these two teams, including a 2-1 win back in September in this very competition. However, Holland are a different proposition altogether when playing in front of their own fans, as demonstrated last month with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Germany.
Nevertheless, it is visitors France who come into this match as the favourites to triumph. You can more than double your money by backing the world champions to take all three points at 2.37 while Holland, despite home advantage, are out at 3.10 to do the same – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.60.
However, we expect Holland to spring a surprise and a 2-1 win for the home side comes in at 11.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$55 pay out. A combo bet of a Holland win coupled with both teams to score is also worth backing at a price of 5.50.
Wales welcome Denmark in tricky tie
And finally, Wales welcome Denmark to Cardiff in what will surely be a closely fought contest between two evenly matched sides. Denmark won the corresponding fixture 2-0 back in September, but a pair of wins over Ireland have given the Welsh a fighting chance of finishing this group in first place.
The Welsh have hosted Denmark three times in the past, winning twice and losing just once. That defeat came close to 20 years ago, back in 1999, and there have been encouraging early signs that Wales are on an upward trajectory under rookie boss Ryan Giggs.
While the betting is close, it is indeed Wales who come into this match as the slight favourites to snatch the points. You can close to tripe your money by backing the home side to win at 2.70, with Denmark only slightly higher at 2.90 – a draw is higher still at a price of 3.20.
A narrow, 1-0 win for Wales is priced at 6.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$32.50 pay out. You could also quadruple any investment with a combo bet of a home win and a “No” to both teams scoring, which comes in at 4.00.
UEFA Nations League fixtures:
Friday, 16 November
(3.10) Cyprus x Bulgaria (2.55); draw (3.20)
(17.00) Gibraltar x Armenia (1.25); draw (6.00)
(3.10) Holland x France (2.37); draw (3.60)
(17.00) Liechtenstein x Macedonia (1.20); draw (7.50)
(2.37) Slovakia x Ukraine (3.40); draw (3.25)
(3.40) Slovenia x Norway (2.30); draw (3.40)
(2.70) Wales x Denmark (2.90); draw (3.20)