Spain currently sits in 1st place in the group with 6 points, England has 4 pts and Croatia is last with just one point. However, Croatia has only played two matches so far in the UEFA Nations League and is set to play both England and Spain in this international break as the two remaining games in this group. A win by Spain will see them promoted to the playoffs next summer, where only the top 4 teams in each League A group will vie to be the champions of the first Nations League.

Event: (225429) Spain at (225430) Croatia
Date/Time: November 15, 2018 2PM EST
Play: Spain +117

UEFA Nations League

Spain had a disappointing end to their World Cup this past summer, losing to Russia in the round of 16 on penalties. Croatia then beat Russia in the next round and went on to a Runner-up finish, losing to France in the Final. But they were lucky as they won one game in extra time and two games in penalties to get the Final. On top of that, Crotia has lost several key players from that World Cup team as three big names have all announced their retirement from the international squad. Mario Mandzukic is a huge loss, the star forward from Juventus, as well as goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, Monaco’s longtime keeper and vice-captain Vedran Corluka, captain and star defender on Lokomotiv Moscow. So far through the first two games of the Nations League, Croatia looks to be missing those players.

In their previous meeting, Spain won 6-0 at home, completely dominated possession 69{84ccd47921e566787b7405b472ea36582b7bea78c60faedb5d55493d43c879f0} to 31{84ccd47921e566787b7405b472ea36582b7bea78c60faedb5d55493d43c879f0}, and shots 15 (7 on goal) to 5 (1 on goal). The big 3 for Spain upfront all scored in that game, Isco, Rodrigo and Asensio, while Asensio assisted on three other goals. Against England, Croatia managed a 0-0 draw but England was the better team in that game and also had a Harry Kane goal ruled out for offside. I think they are clearly the worst team in this group and I think Spain has a rather easy time winning this game and earning their spot in the playoffs next summer.

TAKE SPAIN ML or -0.5 (whichever line is better)


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Nick Borrman

Nick Borro has carved out a name for himself betting on soccer. He fell in love with professional ‘football’ (as anyone outside of the United States would refer to it) the first time he attended an MLS game seven years ago. Now, Borro uses statistical analysis as well as current trends to successfully find value on soccer matches across the globe. Unlike professional sports in the United States, the best players in the world reside in Europe’s big five leagues including the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Serie A,as well as the most prestigious tournament of them all The Champions League. Here is where you will find Borro focusing his attention during the fall to spring season. Of course, you can’t forget the fast-growing MLS which finishes the year-round soccer schedule through the summer months in North America. MLS is now ahead of both the NHL and NBA in average fan attendance per game and continues to grow, seeing expansion teams added to the league in three of the last four years, as well as future expansion teams scheduled to be added in both 2019 and 2020. Borro has been around sports his entire life. He grew up playing basketball, football and golf, and eventually found his career working in the golf business as a Class A PGA Professional. Join Borro to beat the industry in the biggest professional sport in the world.

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