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Betting: England 12/1 to win UEFA Nations League after being drawn against Spain and Croatia

16:45 GMT 24/01/2018
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The Three Lions have been drawn alongside the 2010 World Cup winners in the new competition, which also forms part of Euro 2020 qualifying

England have been installed as a 12/1 (13.0) shot to win the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

Gareth Southgate’s men are in League A and will face tournament favourites Spain, who are 7/2 (4.50) with bet365 to go all the way, and 20/1 (21.0) underdogs Croatia in Group Four.

What is the Nations League?

The Nations League consists of four separate divisions, with the top teams in Europe starting in League A and the lowest-ranked teams in League D.

Each League is split into groups, with each side playing home and away against the others in their group.

The four group winners in League A will go into the Nations League Finals, which features two semi-finals and a final in June 2019.

Nations League Favourites

After receiving arguably the most favourable draw, Spain are slight 7/2 (4.50) favourites to lift the trophy next year.

World champions Germany can be backed at 4/1 (5.0), although their group also has third-favourites France – available at 5/1 (6.0) – and 50/1 (51.0) rank outsiders Netherlands who have had plenty of problems on the international scene in recent years.

Belgium are good value at 11/2 (6.50), considering they will play 33/1 (34.0) chance Switzerland and Iceland, who are 80/1 (81.0).

What about Euro 2020 Qualifying?

Teams who perform well in the Nations League stand a better chance at qualifying for Euro 2020.

Those who fail to qualify for Euro 2020 but win their Nations League group will play a play-off against another group winner from their League.

Euro 2020 Betting

Although Euro 2020 is over two years away, bet365 have made France and Germany joint favourites at 4/1 (5.0) to win it all.

Spain are 5/1 (6.0) shots, whilst Belgium are priced at 8/1 (9.0).

Holders Portugal are out at 10/1 (11.0), with England at 12/1 (13.0).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.