Hi gang! This week my focus is on the Nations League in Europe. The semi-finals are on Wednesday and Thursday and there are some big players involved. You can bet on the matches by clicking here.
Portugal 1 v 0 Switzerland – Wednesday 5 June – Nations League – Under 2.5 Goals (1.75)
Portugal have home advantage here, and I think that’s a big factor. They haven’t lost any of their eight matches since the World Cup last summer, although they have drawn four of the last five. Switzerland reached the semi-finals of the Nations League after an emphatic comeback against Belgium in the group phase. They have won three of their last five games but most of those games were not against teams of Portugal’s calibre. I’m going for a Home Win.
Netherlands 2 v 2 England – Thursday 6 June – Nations League – Both Teams to Score (1.70)
I’m excited for this game. Netherlands are climbing back toward the top of world football after they missed out on the last two major tournaments. They’re looking for their first trophy since 1988 but they’ve only won four of their last ten games. England have won five games in a row but I expect a few of their squad to be tired after the Champions League final. One man I expect big things from is Raheem Sterling, who has six goals in his last five games for the Three Lions. I’ll go for a Draw in 90 minutes.