Nations League betting preview including England vs Iceland

England will be hoping to seal a win and save their blushes against an Iceland side who have not secured a single point in this Nations League campaign.

The topic of debate has been the 3-4-3 formation Gareth Southgate seems to held in such high regard but has met some criticism from some corners of the English fanbase.

Some argue the approach is too defensive with two holding-role midfielders and three centre-backs which cost the Three Lions dearly against Belgium.

With League A status secured and Iceland already relegated, Southgate may want to experiment with his squad and gameplans – treating it as an additional friendly.

It maybe a chance to prepare for the Euros and the next Nation League campaign – especially with who could join them.

Both Scotland and Wales have an opportunity to getting promotion to League A – meaning they could face England in next year’s campaign.

Scotland have won over the neutrals after getting qualification to next year’s European Championships – their first international tournament since the 1998 World Cup.

The Tartan Army will be hoping to seal the perfect end to the international break with a win over Israel – a team they have drawn against in their last two meetings but they will need a win to guarantee promotion.

Wales, meanwhile, face a promotion decider with second-place Finland who surprised many with a shock away win against France in a friendly last week.

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Today’s tops tips

England vs Iceland, 7:45pm, UEFA Nations League League A Group 2

A depleted England squad is not what is needed when you are halfway through a season for clubs and with this Nations League almost like a friendly, we can expect a few changes in the squad.

If Southgate persists with the 3-4-3 formation then expect a front-three of Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Dominic Calvert-Lewin but a very defensive and backseat approach to the game.

Two holding-midfielders could invite Iceland to attack and with the sentiment of it being Erik Hamren’s last game in charge of Our Boys we can expect a goal at least from them.

You cannot see anything other than an England win and with them at 2/11 with – you expect nothing less than a strong result to end this Nations League campaign.

Israel vs Scotland, 7:45pm, UEFA Nationals League B Group 2

Scotland may already have achieved their main goal of qualifying for the European Championships but now they have the chance of sealing promotion to Group A.

The Scots a slight outsiders at 21/20 having dropped two points against the hosts back in the first match back in September. Since then, Scotland met Israel in the Euro qualifiers – beating them on penalties.

A 0-0 repeat is 13/2 and a draw would be enough if Czech Republic do not beat Slovakia. The positive atmosphere in the dressing room will lifts the Scots to a whole new level, even if the likes of Oliver McBurnie are struggling to find the net.

The prospect of Scotland facing the Auld Enemy in the next Nations League campaign could be an exciting prospect to behold.

Wales vs Finland, , UEFA Nations League B Group 4

If you asked me before the international break, I would have put Wales down for an easy win and no one would probably bat an eye-lid.

Now though, Finland are showing how it is done!

They beat world champions France 2-0 last week with just three shots on target and 28% possession while holding on to a 2-1 lead against Bulgaria with a similar amount of shots on target and 39% possession.

It is safe to say that stand-in coach Robert Page will have to think of a better gameplan than Finland’s previous opponents.

A solid defensive and counter-attacking approach should be the best course of action to get one over the Finland with a certain Gareth Bale able to find the net at 13/10.

But if they repeat similar mistakes to the likes of France and Bulgaria, then Wales will miss out the chance of promotion to League A.

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