Best bets of the weekend for the Nations League
The Nations League is not a big tournament at the level of the European Championship or the World Cup, but it is starting to gain weight and the teams are trying to play the best possible role, with a transition from an almost friendly to a more competitive level.
This weekend between June 4 and 6, matches of the 1st and 2nd round of the Nations League are being played, and we are going to analyze how the most attractive matches are presented. By the way, you can place bets on the site satta cricket.
France - Denmark
France is one of the strongest teams in the world, and will still hold a grudge from Euro 2020 where they went out to Switzerland when they were the favorites. They have passed the World Cup group stage as top of the group without losing any match, and the 2 friendly matches they played at the end of March were both victories over Ivory Coast and South Africa.
Denmark came first in group F in the World Cup qualification, losing only the last match when their place was assured. It is a competitive and hard-fighting team, which prioritizes the team as a whole over individuals, which it practically lacks. They played 2 friendlies at the end of March in which they lost against the Netherlands by 4-2, and then beat Serbia by 3-0.
Hungary - England
The fighting character that Hungary showed us at Euro 2020 will not be seen at the World Cup as they have been left out. But they managed to steal a draw against England away, and beat Poland also away from home.
In the 2 friendlies in March, they won against Northern Ireland by 0-1 and lost against Serbia by the same result.
England will be one of the teams to watch both in this Nations League and in the World Cup. They went through the qualifiers undefeated and with only 3 goals conceded. They have not lost a match since the end of 2020 against Belgium in the Nations League, as the defeat in the Euro final came in a penalty shootout.
Italy - Germany
A classic of European soccer between the 2 teams of the continent with the most World Cups on the continent. Italy will not be at the World Cup, but they are still one of the strongest teams and the reigning European champions. On June 1, they lost 0-3 to Argentina in the Finalissima.
Germany is the team that got through the World Cup qualifiers with the least trouble, with only the scare that North Macedonia gave them. Easy wins and only 4 goals conceded were the Germans' record.
The two friendlies in March ended with a 2-0 win over Israel and a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.
Portugal - Switzerland
Portugal managed to draw with Spain in the first matchday, and as they showed in the European Championship, they are a team that knows how to stand up to strong teams by adapting their game to the circumstances. They have better individuals, but the Swiss are more of a unit.
Switzerland, who will be in the World Cup at the expense of Italy's failure, lost in the 1st matchday with a certain degree of surprise, against the Czech Republic by 2 goals to 1. It is already the 3rd match in a row that the Central Europeans have not won after the 1-1 draw with Kosovo and the defeat against England.
Czech Republic - Spain
The Czech Republic has taken the lead of the group after the 1st matchday in which they defeated Switzerland by 2 to 1. They will not be in the World Cup as they were eliminated by Sweden in extra time, and in the friendly they played in March against Wales they were held to a 1-1 draw.
Spain made their debut at the Villamarín against Portugal, with a 1-1 draw but leaving good sensations, although with a certain lack of imagination to generate scoring chances. This match should help Spain to take the lead in the group, and the squad to gain confidence.
Sweden - Norway
Sweden has been our dance partner in the qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar, and despite giving us some scares, they will not be in the big World Cup. In the 1st matchday they defeated Slovenia by 0-2 with goals by Forsberg and Kulusevski.
Neither will their neighbors Norway play in the World Cup, although since the end of the qualifying phase they have won all their matches; in friendlies against Slovakia by 2-0 and Armenia by 9-0, and this Thursday in the 1st round of the Nations League against Serbia by 0-1.