UEFA Nations League **Stat Attack** (11th-13th Oct 2018)

Love it or hate it we are back with some International football this weekend as the league action takes a backseat.

So, we’ve more games in the UEFA Nations League but we’ve picked out the best of the bunch from the games spanning over Thursday, Friday and Saturday – including a repeat of the recent World Cup semi-final as Croatia take on England.

As always, we’ve got all the games covered from a head-to-head angle, plus our best betting option on each match based on the stats – So, let’s get cracking!

 

 

Thursday 11th October 2018

Poland v Portugal 19:45

– FIFA World Rankings, Poland 18, Portugal 7
– Last met (2016, Euro Champs), Poland 1-1 Portugal (Port won on pens)
– Played 11 times, Portugal 4, Draw 4, Poland 3
– The last 3 head-to-heads ALL ended in DRAWS
– Poland are unbeaten in their last 4 vs Portugal
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads played in Poland went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– Poland’s current top scorer is Robert Lewandowski (52)
– Portugal’s current top scorer is Ronaldo (81)

BEST BET: DRAW

 

Russia v Sweden 19:45

– FIFA World Rankings, Russia 46, Sweden 15
– Last met (2015), Russia 1-0 Sweden
– Played 8 times, Sweden 3, Draw 3, Russia 2
– Russia are unbeaten in their last 4 vs Sweden
– The last 5 head-to-heads ALL went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
– 2 DRAWS in the last 4 head-to-heads
– Russia’s current top scorer is Fedor Smolov (12)
– Sweden’s current top scorer is Marcus Berg (18)

BEST BET: UNDER 2.5 GOALS

 

Friday 12th October 2018

Croatia v England 19:45

– FIFA World Rankings, Croatia 4, England 6
– Last met (2018, World Cup), Croatia 2-1 England
– Played 8 times, England 4, Draw 1, Croatia 3
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in the last 4 head-to-heads
– England are unbeaten in their last 3 (90 mins) vs Croatia
– 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– England won their last away game at Croatia 1-4

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Belgium v Switzerland 19:45

– FIFA World Rankings, Belgium 1 (joint), Switzerland 8
– Last met (May 2016), Switzerland 1-2 Belgium
– Only played once before, Belgium 1, Draw 0, Switzerland
– Only previous meeting went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Only previous meeting saw BOTH TEAMS score

BEST BET: BELGIUM TO WIN

 

Saturday 13th October 2018

Holland v Germany 19:45

– FIFA World Rankings, Holland 17, Germany 12
– Last met (2012), Holland 0-0 Germany
– Played 25 times before, Holland 8, Draw 10, Germany 7
– Germany are unbeaten in the last 5 head-to-heads
– 3 Draws in the last 5 head-to-heads
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 6 of the last 8 head-to-heads
– Holland have won just 1 of their last 7 home games vs Germany

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

Rep Ireland v Denmark 19:45

– FIFA World Rankings, Ireland 30, Denmark 10
– Last met (2012), Ireland 1-5 Denmark
– Played 14 times before, Ireland 5, Draw 5, Denmark 4
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– 3 DRAWS in the last 6 head-to-heads

BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS