UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds

UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds: France is the favourite to win this season’s UEFA Nations League with Spain ending the tournament in the 2nd spot as per the latest predictions.

The UEFA Nations League is an international tournament played between the nations between UEFA members once in two years. With the 2nd edition concluding in 2021, another season is the beckoning. The 3rd edition of the prestigious league is set to commence on 1st June 2022 and is expected to finish in March, next year followed by Relegation layouts.

While the 1st Nations League was won by Portugal, the 2nd edition belonged to the defending champions France. As the new season unravels itself, the other teams would be eyeing the big prize.

UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds  


UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds: Quick recap and format for 2022 edition

The 2020-21 edition was closely fought just like in the first season as European sides pushed one another to the limit. Group A saw teams like Spain, Italy, Belgium and France run away as the group winners of their respective buckets while Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Wales got promoted to Group A. Meanwhile, teams like Bosnia, Iceland, Ukraine and Sweden were relegated to Group B after poor returns.

Looking at the knockout games, Italy faced a formidable challenge in Spain while France was set to defend their favourite tag against Belgium.

The 1st semifinal saw Spain trounce their counterparts by a 2-1 margin, setting up an interesting clash with France. Despite getting a vital 1-0 lead in the 64th minute, Spain failed to capitalize as their opponents equalized in the next two minutes beside a late strike in the 80th minute by Kylian MBappe to seal the title.

The 2022 edition also has 55 teams being divided into 4 groups with Groups A, B and C having 16 teams apiece whereas Group D will have 7 teams. Every team in the first three groups are going to play 6 matches each while teams in Group D are to play in four matches only. Only League A teams compete for the final glory with the teams belonging to other groups looking to get promoted for the next edition.

UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds

UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds: Seedings

Coming to the seedings for the 3rd season, it was pretty obvious that France would be the top seed here as the defending champions. The seedings and the fixtures were announced in September 2021 in Moldova. The French team has been given a moderate draw with Denmark, Croatia and Austria up against them but the A2 group has a greater potential of causing a surprise with Spain, Portugal and Switzerland in the fray.

As much exciting as the first two groups get, the limelight is stolen by A3 with Italy, Germany and England having a straight tussle, paving way for some exciting contests. The last group A4 has Belgium as starting as the favourites to make it to the semis while the Netherlands are desperate of making some mark this time around.

UEFA Nations League Prediction and Odds: Predictions

The predictions are always exciting and this time it’s no different as most of the football experts, as well as fans, are expecting France to start as the hot favourites yet again. This is not just attributed to their 2018 FIFA victory but also because of the strong squad they have at their disposal.

The second favourite side is Spain as England makes it the 3rd best side on paper. The oddschecker has given the best odds of 4/1 to the reigning champions whereas the runners up Spain have odds of 6/1. The Bettingodds have also reiterated the same conceding the pole position to France while Belgium is projected as the 3rd favourite for this season with odds of 6/1.

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Subhash, Founder of Crowdwisdom360 is an MBA and a Trained Financial Advisor with an extensive background in Forecasting in Financial Services and Politics. He has appeared many times on National TV and has written for a variety of magazines on Wealth Management and Election Strategy.

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