On Tuesday night European powerhouses Germany and Spain return to action, having added yet more victories to their recent tallies on Saturday night. Spain put out a second-string side at home against Switzerland, who really should have taken the opportunity to cause them a real test, but the away side only managed one shot on target in a 1-0 defeat so must improve against Germany here.
Ukraine didn’t fare much better against Germany but they have a strong home record and made sure Die Mannschaft didn’t leave Ukraine with a Clean Sheet. Can they do better against Spain here? Let’s have a look and see where we’ve found some value in the markets.
Germany’s win against Ukraine means they’ve now gone nine matches without defeat, winning five and drawing four. Switzerland’s form has really taken a dive – they had ended 2019 winning five out of six matches but in 2020 they’re winless, losing three and drawing one. The silver lining for the Swiss is that they’ve scored in three of those four matches. They were awful against Spain on Saturday night, creating little and not even look at that bothered. Coming up against Germany next, at least there’s the derby factor but it’s hard to see them getting anything positive off this side.
The Germans have had 12 home matches since the Russian World Cup, losing just one, winning five and drawing six. The Swiss have had 10 away matches since the World Cup, winning three, drawing one and losing six, scoring in seven of those 10 matches.
We’ve mentioned on these pages before about Germany’s less-than-stellar defence – all five of their most recent matches have seen them failing to keep a Clean Sheet – and they’ve only done so in one out of their last five on German soil. For all of Switzerland’s woes, they’ve scored in four out of five overall matches and in three out of five on the road. We’re going with Germany to Win and Both Teams to Score here.
Ukraine have now lost three matches in a row – something that has not happened since their awful showing at the 2016 Euros in France. They shipped 13 goals over those three matches and they scored just two. It’s not like them to be this bad, but they are riddled with injuries and have had players withdrawn due to coronavirus too.
Spain have now gone 11 matches without defeat and over their 10 away matches since the 2018 World Cup they’ve won five, drawn four and drawn one. This will be the fourth meeting between the sides since 2015, and Spain won all three previous matches and kept Ukraine scoreless in all of them. Ukraine did score against the Germans on Saturday though and at home they’ve scored in 11 from 11 recent matches on Ukrainian soil. We’re going with Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals here.
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Nations League tips for Tuesday
- Combining the above 3 best in a Paddy Power treble clocks in at around 8/1
- All odds correct at time of publication, and should be bang up to date on our betting widgets
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