The UEFA Nations League action makes a welcome return this week and England will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Spain in their opening match of the competition when they travel to Croatia on Thursday evening. Scotland will be desperate to make a positive response to their thrashing to Belgium last month when they make the journey to Israel while Northern Ireland will be faced with a very tough assignment when they face Austria in Vienna.
Elsewhere, Poland will look to get one over on Portugal while near-neighbours Montenegro battle it out with Serbia for the first time ever since the two nations gained their independence. Belgium should have few problems when they lock horns with Switzerland while Greece and Hungary should serve-up a very evenly-fought affair.
This week’s Nations League action continues on Saturday when the Republic of Ireland look to avenge their 5-1 thrashing to Denmark in the World Cup qualifier play-off last year while the Netherlands face Germany in what looks set to be a thoroughly entertaining affair. Elsewhere, Slovakia go head-to-head with the Czech Republic, Georgia face minnows Andorra and Norway entertain Slovenia.
Who will be the winners and losers this week? Here’s what we think…
UEFA Nations League Match Previews
Thursday 10th October
Friday 11th October
Saturday 12th October