Soccer Treble at 7/2 Belgium WIN 9/20 – Austria WIN 5/10 –
Germany WIN 21/20
Belgium vs Switzerland (HOME WIN) 9/20 – Belgium will look to do what is expected of them on Friday and brush aside Switzerland. Since losing to France in the semi-finals of the World Cup, Belgium have endured a three-game winning streak, beating England to finish third in the world, and cruising past Scotland and Iceland in subsequent matches. They’ve kept three clean sheets in as many games in that run and with Eden Hazard in the form of his life. So they should have no troubles against the Swiss opposition. Switzerland hammered Iceland 6-0 in their Nations League opener, but suffered defeat in Wembley against England a few days later. Belgium should have too much class for the Swiss in this contest – get on at 9/20.
Austria vs Northern Ireland (HOME WIN) 5/10 – Austria hope to get their Nations League campaign back on track when they host Northern Ireland, who have struggled in recent months, especially away from home, where they have failed to score in four outings. At home, Austria have been a joy to watch. They beat Germany, Sweden and Russia, losing just once in 11 encounters, a 3-0 drubbing against Brazil. Marko Arnautovic has been lively this season and has found new life in his new striking role, which he took up at club level. At 5/10, Austria should pick up their first win in this competition.
Netherlands vs Germany (AWAY WIN) 21/20 Netherlands will be hoping for a turnaround performance when they face 2014 world champions, Germany. They lost their Nations League opener against current world champions France. The Dutch have been a team on the decline for many years, but with the young guns firing up front, Ronald Koeman’s men will feel they have a chance. Germany have opted to go with a few youngsters, but also have the experience of Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Thomas Muller to call upon. The Germans drew their first encounter, 0-0 against France, but should come out on top against so-called lesser opposition. Back the away win here at 21/20.
Poland vs Italy (HOME WIN) 18/10 – After a dismal World Cup showing in Russia, Poland seem to have found their rhythm and are now unbeaten in three matches. They closed their campaign with a 1-0 win over Japan, then later went on to draw with Italy and the Republic of Ireland last month. Italy head into the international break with a fourgame winless run, but could rectify things in a friendly match against Ukraine before they face Poland. Away from Italy, Roberto Mancini’s men have been dreadful, failing to win in their last five matches, losing four times. Their young defence hasn’t managed to cope with the pressure of facing the big guns, and this could certainly go wrong for the 2006 world champions. Back Poland here at a valuable 18/10.