By News Team
12th November 2020
Another international break is upon us and although domestic football is in full swing, there’s plenty to play for on the international scene, starting this weekend.
Here’s our look ahead to some of the fixtures involving the home nations.
Scotland to stay unbeaten?
Scotland travel from Serbia to Slovakia for a tough Nations League fixture on Sunday afternoon.
Scotland are on fire in this season’s UEFA Nations League with the boys in tartan currently unbeaten in their group. After drawing 1-1 with Israel back in September, Scotland have gone on a three-game winning streak beating Slovakia and Czech Republic twice. Scotland are currently priced at 13/8 to come home with another victory as they seek to extend their purple patch.
Slovakia have had a pretty disastrous Nations League campaign so far with the Sokoli drawing once and losing three of their four fixtures. With the hosts looking down and out at the bottom of the group, they have little to lose and with some decent options up front, Scotland won’t be taking this one lightly. They are 13/8 to get their first victory on Sunday.
Wales to evoke more pain on Ireland?
One of the games of the weekend sees Wales host their close rivals Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Wales have had a fantastic Nations League campaign with the Dragons winning three and drawing one of their opening four fixtures. As it stands, Wales top the group ahead of Finland who sit just one point behind them so this fixture on Sunday is crucial if Wales want to have a chance at being promoted. Wales have won two of their last three group games in the last five minutes so 7/1 odds on the first goal to be scored between the 76th minute and full-time could be the way to go.
Ireland, on the other hand, have had a brutal Nations League campaign with the side struggling so far in the competition. They are yet to win a game in League B and they currently sit one point above Bulgaria in last place. Although Ireland managed to get a point against Wales last time out, they are the 29/10 underdogs to come home with a win this time around.
Belgium out for revenge
In the last couple of years, Belgium and England have come up against each other several times and they take each other on again as Gareth Southgate’s men are looking to bounce-back from their poor performance to Denmark last time.
England fought back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 the last time they faced Belgium in October, but this time round is going to be a lot harder test Gareth Southgate’s side. But after that Denmark defeat, England go into this as the 2/1 outsiders.
Belgium have been free scoring in the majority of their games throughout this Nations League campaign with the Red Devils having scored 10 times in their opening four fixtures and after suffering defeat last time out to England, they will be looking to enact revenge on Sunday evening. Belgium head into this fixture as the 13/8 favourites.