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We look ahead to the latest round of matches in the Nations League
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Wales face a Nations League showdown with Denmark in Cardiff while world champions France are in action against a resurgent Holland in Rotterdam.

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Wales v Denmark

Gareth Bale in UEFA Nations League action
Gareth Bale in UEFA Nations League action

Ryan Giggs’ side can gain promotion to League A with victory over Denmark at the Cardiff City Stadium, while a draw would give the Danes the chance to win the group by beating the Republic of Ireland in the final game.

Giggs has been handed a huge boost with the news Gareth Bale has been passed fit for the game after having his ankle injury nursed through the week.

The Real Madrid man has scored four and registered two assists in four games for Wales this year and the lift his presence gives the side cannot be underestimated.

It was a 2-0 win for Denmark in the reverse fixture with Christian Eriksen scoring both, but Wales have lost just once in 12 at home in competitive action.

Goals should be on the menu with Wales roared on by their home crowd, plus Denmark have scored in seven of their last nine against the Welsh while the hosts have conceded seven goals in their last four.

With all eyes on Bale and Eriksen, Aaron Ramsey could be a key man on this contest and, although he’s not been a fixture in the Arsenal side of late, he’s played enough to be match fit for his country’s big game.

Prediction: Wales 2-1 Denmark (Sky Bet odds: 12/1)

Best bet: Wales to beat Denmark at 2/1


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Netherlands v France

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France need a point in the Netherlands to go through

France just need a draw in Rotterdam to confirm their place in the finals, while the Dutch need a win and then another one against Germany to be sure of making it through the toughest group in the competition.

The world champions have numerous injuries to deal with as Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Alexandre Lacazette and Benjamin Mendy are all missing, but they could still line up with eight of their victorious squad from Russia.

The Dutch look on the right path under Ronald Koeman after beating Germany 3-0 in their last Nations League game, so will offer strong opposition for Didier Deschamps’ men, who may be tempted to sit back in a World Cup-like performance and play on the break.

That could be a dangerous tactic with Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti missing and with a boisterous home crowd propelling the Dutch into what should be a high-energy attacking display.

There’s plenty in Holland’s favour but France are a tough nut to crack, they’ve only lost once in the last 22 games even in ‘meaningless’ friendlies and they’ve got so much strength in depth they should have enough to get the result they’re after.

Prediction: Netherlands 1-1 France (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)

Best bet: Netherlands and France to draw at 5/2


Slovakia v Ukraine

Ukraine have already won the group with three wins out of three while Slovakia have lost all three of their games so far, but this could present an opportunity for the hosts to try and fend off relegation.

The visitors will struggle to match the intensity of the Slovakians, who were unlucky to lose at home to the Czech Republic when dominating the majority of the game, while they only lost 1-0 in Ukraine to a late penalty.

The performances have deserved more than Slovakia have got so far in this table but they can start to rectify that with a win on Friday.

Prediction: Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)

Best bet: Slovakia to win & under 2.5 goals at 3/1


Slovenia v Norway

Norway travel to Slovenia battling it out with Bulgaria for top spot in the Group C2 in this the first of two away trips they’ll embark on to try and win promotion.

The Norwegians are in decent form and all is not well in the Slovenian camp – as they’ve got rid of manager Tomaz Kavcic after just one win in ten and are without key man Josip Ilicic, who is suspended.

That all adds up to an away win for Lars Lagerback’s team.

Prediction: Slovenia 1-3 Norway (Sky Bet odds: 22/1)

Best Bet: Norway to win & over 2.5 goals at 100/30


Posted at 1130 GMT on 16/11/18.

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