UEFA Nations League Betting: ISL vs ALB & SVK vs KAZ – 06/06/22

Kicking off Day 6 of the UEFA Nations League, matches from Leagues A, B, C, and D are in full swing. Yesterday, the Czech Republic stunned powerhouse Spain with a 2-2 draw, while Norway edged Sweden 2-1. Today, seven matches in total have some teams aiming to pull away from their Groups. We’ll be covering Iceland’s first game of the tournament and Slovakia’s attempt to pull away from their Group with a second victory. This is the place to find everything, including team win odds, the over/under, and point spreads.

Moneyline: Iceland @ +162

Albania will play their first game in the tournament after their opening contest with Russia was cancelled. They’ll visit Iceland for a showdown after the home team secured a 2-2 draw against Israel. Iceland has just one victory in their last 12 international matches, a 4-0 victory over Liechtenstein last October. Albania’s last game came against Spain, when they were defeated, and this will be their first action since March. They failed to qualify for the World Cup, something they hope to achieve for the first time someday.

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Both teams are relatively weak heading into this contest, and the likely scenario is a draw. With Albania in transition to change their structure and Iceland looking to bounce back after a demotion, this game is a toss-up. We’ll give Iceland the edge, as their recent record at the international level is slightly more promising. At +162, it’s worth putting some change on them to secure a victory and take a commanding lead in their Group.

Prop Bet: Goals Over/Under (Under 2.5, -200)

Iceland and Albania have a limited history of playing each other at any stage. Albania holds a 3-2 record over Iceland in their last five meetings, but the two teams haven’t met since 2019. They split a two-game series at the 2019 UEFA European Championship, and Albania secured the victory in their last meeting. The two teams exchanged a high volume of goals, with only one game ending with less than three goals.

This year, both teams are attempting to improve their defensive structure, and it’s been a work in progress. Iceland fought their way to a 2-2 draw against Israel, and they’ll want to play a better possession game against Albania. In a likely scenario, this game should end in a low-scoring draw or 1-0 victory for either side, as neither team possesses very strong offensive players.

Moneyline: Slovakia @ -400

Heading into today’s action, Slovakia takes on Kazakhstan in one of the most lopsided matchups of the day. As it stands, Kazakhstan are +1100 to beat Slovakia. While they’ve been playing better as of late, putting an end to a 15-game losing streak with a win over Azerbaijan, they’re in over their heads with today’s contest. Slovakia’s demotion into Group C3 may feel like a step-down, but they have a prime opportunity to pull far away from the other teams involved.

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As favourites to not only win today but the Group as a whole, Slovakia should have an easy time securing three points and taking a commanding lead. After holding off Belarus to close out a 1-0 win on Matchday 1, a win for Slovakia will put them in prime position for promotion into Group B. It might be worth it to sit this one out if you’re looking for maximum profit, but if you’re a risk-seeker and have some change to spare, Kazakhstan’s odds could bring back a capital return.

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