Danes to heap more woe on O’Neill

The final Nations League matches of the latest international break take place on Monday and Tuesday, with some cracking fixtures to look forward to.

We’ll focus on the fixtures in Groups A and B, with several of the top European nations finishing off their group matches.

Denmark v Republic of Ireland (Monday – League B – 19:45)

These two teams have met three times in the last 12 months, with two of those games finishing 0-0, but Denmark won the other 5-1 in their World Cup play-off.

Having failed to score in their last three matches and not winning any of their last five, the Republic will certainly start underdogs on Monday, especially when you consider the Danes’ recent home record.

Age Hareide’s men are unbeaten in their last seven on home soil (4 wins and 3 draws), a run which includes 2-0 wins over Wales and Austria in their last two home games.

It’s hard to see anything other than a Denmark success and a win-to-nil over Martin O’Neill’s side looks a good bet at 2.05.

Germany v Netherlands (Monday – League A – 19:45)

There’s never an inch given when these two rivals meet and the Dutch go into the match having avoided defeat in their last two matches against Germany.

A 3-0 Oranje win in their first Nations League meeting was  a result that lead many to feel the Netherlands are again a force to be reckoned with, whilst also asking questions of the Germans.

The recent national team resurrgence has also been coupled by the return to form of Ajax, who remain unbeaten in their Champions League group.

A double-chance bet on the visitors, at 2.10, looks the way to go in a game that is likely to be tight.

Sweden v Russia (Tuesday – League B – 19:45)

After both teams reached the quarter finals of the World Cup, it’s Russia that have kicked on and look to be making real progress.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s men have lost just one of their five matches since hosting this summer’s tournament, which includes a 2-1 win in Turkey and a 5-1 home success over the Czech Republic.

Sweden in contrast, have struggled since the summer and their best result since then was a 0-0 draw in Russia in the return leg.

It should be a close, low scoring affair but the 3.45 on Russia is a tempting price, especially when you compare the recent form of both teams.

Portugal v Poland (Tuesday – League A – 19:45)

This fixture looks to have home win written all over it, with Portugal showing some good form since going out of the World Cup in the last 16.

The Portuguese have already beaten Italy and won in Poland and look too strong for a Polish outfit that are without a win in their Nations League group.

The hosts are 1.62 to secure the three points and can be backed at 2.35 to be leading at half-time and full-time, as they did in Chorzow in the reverse fixture.