NATIONS LEAGUE: The Ultra previews Wednesday’s matches between WALES v NETHERLANDS, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND V UKRAINE and SCOTLAND V ARMENIA all with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
WALES V NETHERLANDS
7.45pm We have another huge night of Nations League action on BETDAQ Betting Exchange to enjoy on Wednesday night! We have Wales, Republic of Ireland and Scotland all in action tonight, and it’s fair to say that they all have massive games. We start the evening with Wales hosting the Netherlands – Wales players and fans will still be buzzing after getting to the World Cup on Sunday. That was a huge occasion – their first World Cup since 1958, that’s a 64 year wait! As we all know in sport however, after the high there is always a low and they have a job to do here against the Netherlands. Prior to their World Cup Playoff win over Ukraine, they lost to Poland and that was a big setback. They are in an extremely tough Group, and as I said it looks like Poland and Wales will battle it out to avoid relegation. Wales took the lead early in the second half against Poland, but couldn’t hold on as they came back to win 2-1. The positive for Wales is that was away from home, and we all know that they are more comfortable at home. I’m sure they would have been delighted to have that World Cup Playoff at home. Here they face a Netherlands side who were very impressive last week – they hammered Belgium 4-1 away from home!
Wales have a huge task at hand here, and it’s hard to see how they can get a result in my opinion. The 1.53 is a very tempting bet on the Netherlands – Wales have mainly focused on being very solid at the back in recent times, and while that has brought them results against the weaker nations and means they collect enough points to get to major tournament – it has also hindered them going forward. They don’t score many goals, and when faced with a side who can score from anywhere it’s hard to see how they “out score” the Netherlands. I can see Wales trying to put XI behind the ball and hope Bale does something wonderful at the other end to give them a goal, but in the end Netherlands should break them down. They were so impressive against Belgium, I was surprised to see them trading as big as 1.53. I also feel Netherlands can keep a clean sheet, and with Wales not scoring a lot of goals recently this does bring the goal market into the mind. Under 2.5 goals is trading 1.92 which I couldn’t put anyone off to be honest. I would happily take the 1.92, but in terms of value I believe the 1.53 on the Netherlands is the best bet here. This should be a good game, and with all the games kicking off at the same time I would pick this one to watch!
The Ultra Says:
Three points win Netherlands to beat Wales at 1.53 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
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REPUBLIC OF IRELAND V UKRAINE
7.45pm We go to Group B1 next as Republic of Ireland host Ukraine. There’s a lot to discuss here for both sides, and the result will be huge for both. Ukraine will have to try pick themselves up after missing out on World Cup football to Wales last weekend. To say that they would have loved to give their nation a massive boost would be an understatement, but they must take huge credit for the way they have handled themselves in victory against Scotland and defeat against Wales. They must move on to the Nations League now, and looking at this Group they have a fantastic chance to top it. If they want to achieve that, they’ll have to win games like this. After all the hype around Stephen Kenny improving their Ireland side, and a new “young attacking” Ireland side from the Irish media, they were massively humbled when losing to Armenia last week. It was nice to land our lay on Ireland at odds on – I did feel we might see a draw though rather than an Armenia win. That was an embarrassing defeat for Ireland, and although the manager has a huge backing from the League of Ireland domestic base – he will have to come under pressure at some stage. The results just aren’t coming, and this remains a very limited Ireland side who create very little in front of goal. After that loss, they are in danger of getting relegated and after barely avoiding relegation in the last Nations League their true level in probably in the C Group’s anyway.
We should have a very close game here – most Ireland games are generally close and lack chances. They will likely be cagey, although the manager wants them to attack more. Ukraine shown how good they are against Scotland, and they are a level above this Ireland side. Of course, Ireland have home advantage which does count for a lot in International football and although I expected an open market – I would have the market even more open. Ireland are trading 2.4 at the time of writing and that looks terribly short in my opinion. This Ukraine side have obviously been through a lot recently, but they were an A Group side in the last Nations League and although they got relegated from a Group with Spain, Germany and Switzerland in it they did still manage six points – the same as Switzerland. Ireland came desperately close to going down in a B Group, and they were poor in World Cup qualifying and then haven’t appeared to get any better with the loss to Armenia. I feel this Irish side is very limited, and it has been very profitable taking them on in recent years. The League of Ireland fans might be positive about the manager, but he can only work with a very limited squad. Laying Ireland at 2.4 looks an excellent bet – my biggest play of this Nations League run.
The Ultra Says:
Four points lay (liability) Republic of Ireland to beat Ukraine at 2.4 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
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SCOTLAND V ARMENIA
7.45pm We stay in Group B1 to finish the evening as Scotland host Armenia. Scotland have to pick themselves up here after exiting the World Cup Playoffs at the hands of Ukraine last week. I know that would have been a huge disappointment for Scotland, but you have to step back and highlight the progress that they have made in recent years. Even just getting to the Playoffs is a huge achievement, and if they continue to perform at the same level then surely they will reach a major tournament soon. After Ireland lost to Armenia in their opening game, it looks like Scotland and Ukraine have a fantastic chance to get into an A Group here. They would have thought that before the Irish loss to be honest, but if they want to top the Group then this is a must win game. Although Armenia managed to beat Ireland, they are a very limited side. They topped a C Group in the last Nations League with North Macedonia, Georgia and Estonia in it, but they were overtaken by North Macedonia in World Cup qualifying. They are an average International side, and Scotland should really be winning this game. The market agrees as Scotland are trading 1.38 at the time of writing.
I won’t be reading too much into the Ireland win for Armenia because I don’t rate Ireland, and I feel this is a case of how many goals can Scotland score rather than will they win. The goals market is going to be very interesting here. Under 2.5 goals is trading 1.89, which is appealing because Armenia will likely put XI men behind the ball and try to grind out a draw. Although Scotland have been getting a lot of positive results lately, they will have to work very hard to break down Armenia. I can see a 1-0 or 2-0 Scotland win in my opinion, and I wouldn’t be keen backing Scotland to cover the handicap – I can see why the 1.5 goal handicap is trading odds against. I wouldn’t put anyone off including Scotland in any BETDAQ Multiple this evening because I can’t see past a home win here, but I do see them working very hard so under 2.5 goals is my best bet at 1.89. I feel Scotland will keep a clean sheet, and grind out a win. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 0-0 at half-time either.
The Ultra Says:
One point win Under 2.5 goals at 1.89 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.
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