England Are Favourites To Win The First Nations League
The dust has now settled on the first UEFA Nations League and it turned out to be a good concept. The three team group format made for meaningful matches and there were promotion and relegation issues decided at the last minute. The competition has created matches with something to play for between the better nations and most countries took the tournament seriously. With 12 minutes to go against Croatia at Wembley last Sunday England were looking at relegation but scored two late goals to win the group and qualify for the finals. Holland, Portugal and Switzerland have also made the last four but ENGLAND are the favourites to win the Nations League at 2/1. Football could be coming home next summer.
It’s a blank evening for any meaningful football matches in Europe but there is a full schedule of fixtures in the NFL to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Fans of the sport played by over-padded lumps with more advert breaks than action can enjoy three live televised matches from 5.30pm through to the middle of tomorrow night. To coincide with the holiday there could be more than the average number of points. First up is Chicago at Detroit and OVER 46.5 POINTS can be backed at 13/10 with Ladbrokes.
England have won their first overseas Test series in two years in beating Sri Lanka so the third and final match in Colombo starting early tomorrow morning is a dead rubber. There is very little to choose between Sri Lanka’s average score and the visitor’s average score in their last 10 Test matches in Colombo. Five of the last Test matches at the venue have produced definite outcomes but the previous five ended in draws. Remarkably Sri Lanka have won the toss in nine of those matches. The wicket favours spin and with the series decided the value lies in backing SRI LANKA to beat England at 2/1 with William Hill.
The richest prize in today’s racing in Britain is on offer in the Class 2 handicap at Newcastle (1.20) over one mile and four and a half furlongs on the All-Weather. The bottom weight and highest rated horse is VICTORIA DRUMMOND. The improving runner is up in grade and has a 6lb penalty but is still the selection to win this race and that outcome is 15/8 with Paddy Power.