THE ULTRA Fri: Nations League Preview

THE ULTRA Fri: Nations League Preview

NATIONS LEAGUE: The Ultra previews Friday’s Nations League matches between FRANCE v DENMARK and BELGIUM v NETHERLANDS both with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


FRANCE V DENMARK

7.45pm The Nations League rolls onto Friday night and we have some top class action on BETDAQ Betting Exchange tonight! Once again we have a busy evening with plenty of fixtures to choose from, but I’m going to focus on the A Group’s as we have two cracking fixtures. We start the evening with France hosting Denmark in Group A1 – it will be interesting to see can Denmark live with France in this Nations League Group, but on paper France should really top this Group. It’s the weakest of all the A Group’s in my opinion – France won’t fear Croatia and Austria had a very poor World Cup qualifying campaign. Denmark won’t be a pushover for France, but they aren’t at the same level of France. They battled hard in the last Nations League to split Belgium and England which was a good result, and then had an easy World Cup qualifying Group. Austria under-performed and they never had a challenge for first place. France had a pretty easy Group for World Cup qualifying too, again never getting challenged for top spot and they now look to defend their Nations League title.

As you would expect, France are the big favourites here. They are trading odds on at 1.74 at the time of writing, and with home advantage here I would have them shorter. Denmark are a solid side, but they do come up short against the top sides. France have been fantastic recently, especially at home, and they should get the job done here. I would have them trading just short of 1.7. It’s hard to read too much into the recent form from both sides given they have been playing meaningless games. Denmark lost away to Netherlands, and they did ship four goals while France have been going through the motions in friendlies. Denmark also lost their last competitive away from home to Scotland but they had nothing to play for there. I wouldn’t put anyone off over 2.5 goals given we have two attacking sides here with plenty of talent – an early goal could see a very open game and over 2.5 goals does make appeal at 2.14 or bigger, however for my best bet here I can’t see past France. They will prove too strong for this Denmark side and start off their Nations League defence with a win.

The Ultra Says:
Two points win France to beat Denmark at 1.76 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

You can view all markets here -> https://betdaq.biz/FraDen

BELGIUM V NETHERLANDS

7.45pm Next we move to Group A4 and we have a cracker here as Belgium clash with the Netherlands! This home-and-away fixture should decide who tops the Group and goes to the Nations League Finals as it’s very difficult to see Poland and Wales getting in on the action in this Group – those two will battle it down to see who gets relegated. The Netherlands have been on a revival in recent years after missing out on a couple of major tournaments – they topped their World Cup qualifying Group, although they were made to work hard by Turkey, and while they were unable to top their Nations League Group with Italy in it last time, they did play well. They are an entertaining side who like to play an open brand of football, so hopefully we get an end-to-end game here with plenty of chances. I touched on this in my Poland v Wales preview, but you feel Belgium need to win something with this squad and the Nations League is a good opportunity. I don’t think they have the nerve to win a major Championship so the Nations League is the only option really – it’s fair to say that Belgium will never get a squad like this again, at least not for many years anyway! This is a good chance to get to the Finals – they will have difficult matches against the Netherlands but they will beat Poland and Wales. Netherlands play such an open game too that Belgium will get plenty of chances.

Belgium no doubt come into the game as favourites, but they aren’t odds on. They are trading 2.3 at the time of writing, and that is reflective of the danger of taking on this Netherlands side who can seemingly score from anywhere. I would definitely lean towards Belgium if I was having a bet in the match odds market because Belgium are usually different gravy in the Group stages of any tournament, but over 2.5 goals looks a very nice play here at 1.88. We have so much attacking talent on the pitch it’s hard not to see goals here, and Netherlands will attack too. We could easily have a cagey start, but once we get a spark I can see a lot of attacking from both sides. It would be ideal if Belgium could score first because Netherlands will fight fire with fire and then we could see a crazy score line – something like 3-3 or 4-2. I’d have over 2.5 goals at least ten ticks shorter here, and it is a reasonably confident bet.

The Ultra Says:
Three points win Over 2.5 goals at 1.88 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

You can view all markets here -> https://betdaq.biz/BelNet

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