The last set of matches in the first phase of the UEFA Nations League season continues on Monday evening when another four groups continue around the continent on a night where further relegation and promotion issues will be sorted out.
It is a night where some big names conclude their group campaigns with a couple of historic rivalries renewed which should be more than enough to keep us entertained throughout the course of the evening.
There is one group in League A playing out to a finish on Monday evening. That is A3 where we know that England will be relegated come the end of the night. They take on rivals Germany who can’t progress from the group either. That leaves the big match being the other one where Italy head to Hungary knowing that a win will take them back to the semi-finals of the tournament. Hungary know that if they avoid defeat it will be them going through to the last four.
There is only one group on show in League B on Monday night and that comes in the form of Group B3 where we already know that Bosnia & Herzegovina will be promoted. They finish off away to Romania for whom this is a big match as they have to win to have any chance of staying up. Even a win might not be enough depending on show Finland go in their away match against Montenegro. Finland need to match the Romania result to avoid relegation.
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Again there is just the one group taking place in League C on Monday evening and the action comes from C4 where actually we have a couple of dead rubbers taking place because we already know who will be going up and who will be going down from this section. Georgia will be playing League B football next time this tournament comes around and their campaign finishes away to Gibraltar who have been relegated. North Macedonia host Bulgaria in the other match.
The final match in League D takes place on Monday night as well and it comes in D2 where Estonia will be looking to complete a perfect campaign to go into the promotion shake up. Technically they only need a point against San Marino to win the group but given that the minnows have yet to score a goal and lost all three of their matches you would have to say anything but an Estonian win to complete a perfect section would be a failure.
Having watched Italy at home to England on Friday night I’m not so sure they should be around the even money away to anyone in the top level of European football at the minute so I think there is value on Hungary to avoid defeat when the two meet in Budapest. While I recognise that Hungary were the outsiders in the group when it started, they have done the double over England and won in Germany in this campaign so I think they need to be taken seriously.
We saw the other night that this is nothing like the Italy side which won the Euro 2020 tournament last summer. That was a tournament where Hungary gave as good as they got against the likes of Germany, France and Portugal and they have picked up where they left off. Budapest is never an easy place to go with Hungary smart enough defensively but these days carrying more of a goal threat. Italy didn’t look great at all against England and they look too short in this one.
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