Tuesday’s Nations League tips: Portugal and Sweden eye wins
Richard Marsh | 20 November 2018
Odds and previews for tonight’s games
It’s the final batch of UEFA Nations League fixtures this evening, with plenty still to play for.
Tonight’s results will have an impact, one way or another, on everything from the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign to the next Nations League in 2020-21.
It’s a big night for Scotland in particular, who will be promoted if they beat Israel tonight. There’s a full preview of that game here.
Stick around though, for a one-stop guide to some of tonight’s other Nations League fixtures…
Portugal v Poland
This one’s a dead rubber. Portugal have already claimed group A3, and their place in next summer’s Nations League Finals, while Poland are relegated after failing to win their three matches.
Tonight’s hosts are 4/6 favourites, and are unbeaten in five since losing to Uruguay in the World Cup.
Portugal also won 3-2 in Poland last month, and the visitors for this reverse tie are out 5/1.
There’s no Cristiano Ronaldo in the Portugal squad for this one, so goalscorer favouritism lands at the feet of Andre Silva. The AC Milan striker is 16/5 favourite to open the scoring, with Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek at 8/1 apiece for the Poles.
Sweden v Russia
It’s all to play for in Group B2. A win will see Sweden promoted, but anything else will see Russia top the bunch.
The Swedes are 19/20 to win on home soil tonight, but they’ve failed to win their last five home games.
Goals are a problem too. Janne Andersson’s men have only scored more than once in one of their last six.
Serbia v Lithuania
In Group C4, Serbia need to win to ensure they can fend off Romania and gain promotion.
Only Brazil, Swizterland and Chile have beaten the Serbians in their last 11 games, and they’re a confident 1/9 to defeat a Lithuania side with one win in 19.
Kosovo v Azerbaijan
It’s a showdown finish in Group D3, where the winner of Kosovo v Azerbaijan earns promotion.
The hosts are two points ahead, so a draw would suffice too. Azerbaijan must win the game, and that could leave them exposed.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing