Nations League – Betting Offers, Tips, Free Bets

Nations League Betting Offers, Tips and Free Bets for UEFA’s new football competition for national sides – Sept 2018 to June 2019

Bored of international friendly matches? Us too. Which is why we are actually quite excited about the inaugural UEFA Nations League competition that starts in September 2018.

Here we’ll bring you all the information you need about the Nations League, including the format of the competition and the teams involved. We’ll also bring you the latest betting offers and free bets that you can use when betting on the competition, as well as our betting tips to help you find the best value bets.

Note that all football betting offers and free bets have terms and conditions including that customers must be aged 18+. Please read the full terms of any offer on the betting site in question and please Gamble Responsibly.

What is the UEFA Nations League?

The UEFA Nations League is a new competition for the 55 national sides who fall within the administrative umbrella of UEFA. It will largely replace international friendly matches, and though the standard qualification process for Euro 2020 will still take place, this competition will also allow four teams to gain a second chance of qualifying for the Euros if they fail to make through the standard route.

The first ‘season’ of the Nations League runs from September 2018 to June 2019. The draw for the league phase of the competition took place on 24th January 2018.

How does the Nations League work ?

The UEFA national sides have been put into four leagues, with League A (of 12 teams) being filled by the top-ranked sides, with the standard getting lower as we go through Leagues B (12 teams), C (15 teams) and D (16 teams).

Each of the Leagues has also been split down into groups: Leagues A and B have four groups of three teams, League C has a group of three and three of four, while League D has four groups of four. Each side will play each of the other sides in their group once at home and once away during the league phase.

The winners of the groups in League A will qualify for the finals (in June 2019), the winner of which will become the first Nations League champions.

The winners of the groups in Leagues B, C and D will be promoted to the league above for the next season of the competition. The bottom sides in Leagues A, B and C will be relegated to the League below for the next season.

The best four sides in each league who have not already managed to qualify for the Euros at the end of the league phrase will be put into play-offs. Each league will have one place at the Euros available for one of its teams.

Nations League Betting Tips and Odds

With a whole host of competitive international football matches on the horizon, football betting fans will be in their element. International friendlies are notoriously difficult to call as you never know when a manager will play a weakened or experimental side, or indeed whether the players simply won’t be up for it. But with something to play for here, we fancy there will be plenty of opportunities to beat the bookies.

Outright Winner

We’ll bring you our tips analysis for this market in due course. In the meantime, check out our Football Betting Tips page for the latest tips and previews.

Top Goalscorer

Tips and analysis coming soon…

Dark Horses

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Nations League – Leagues, Groups and Fixtures/Results

The league phase of the Nations League runs from September 2018 to November 2018 with the final are in June 2019 and the Euro 2020 play-offs will be contested in March 2020.

Nations League 2018/19 Groups

Nations League 2018/19 Groups  


Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4


Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
Czech RepublicTurkeyNorthern IrelandDenmark
UkraineSwedenBosnia and HerzegovinaRepublic of Ireland


Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4


Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
AndorraSan MarinoKosovoGibraltar
LatviaLuxembourgFaroe IslandsArmenia

League A

Teams: Belgium, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

League B

Teams: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.

League C

Teams: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Scotland, Serbia and Slovenia.

League D

Teams: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova and San Marino.

  • Matchday 1 – 6–8 September 2018
  • Matchday 2 – 9–11 September 2018
  • Matchday 3 – 11–13 October 2018
  • Matchday 4 – 14–16 October 2018
  • Matchday 5 – 15–17 November 2018
  • Matchday 6 – 18–20 November 2018
  • Finals – 5–9 June 2019
  • UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs – 26–31 March 2020

Matchday 1 Fixtures:

League A

  • Group 1: Germany v France (6 Sep)
  • Group 3: Italy v Poland (7 Sep)
  • Group 2: Switzerland v Iceland (8 Sep)
  • Group 4: England v Spain (8 Sep)

League B

  • Group 1: Czech Republic v Ukraine (6 Sep)
  • Group 4: Wales v Republic of Ireland (6 Sep)
  • Group 2: Turkey v Russia (7 Sep)
  • Group 3: Northern Ireland v Bosnia and Herzegovina (8 Sep)

League C

  • Group 3: Slovenia v Bulgaria (6 Sep)
  • Group 3: Norway v Cyprus (6 Sep)
  • Group 1: Albania v Israel (7 Sep)
  • Group 4: Lithuania v Serbia (7 Sep)
  • Group 4: Romania v Montenegro (7 Sep)
  • Group 2: Finland v Hungary (8 Sep)
  • Group 2: Estonia v Greece (8 Sep)

League D

  • Group 1: Kazakhstan v Georgia (6 Sep)
  • Group 1: Latvia v Andorra (6 Sep)
  • Group 4: Armenia v Liechtenstein (6 Sep)
  • Group 4: Gibraltar v FYR Macedonia (6 Sep)
  • Group 3: Azerbaijan v Kosovo (7 Sep)
  • Group 3: Faroe Islands v Malta (7 Sep)
  • Group 2: Belarus v San Marino (8 Sep)
  • Group 2: Luxembourg v Moldova (8 Sep)