Nations League: Who should feature in your Saturday Accumulator?

We preview three upcoming games in the UEFA Nations League.

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Netherlands v Germany, Saturday 13th October, 19:45

Germany need a win in order to keep pace with the French, but for the Netherlands a defeat would surely seal their fate.

The Dutch have disappointed in recent years, failing to qualify for the Euros and the World Cup, but Ronald Koeman can claim to have tightened control of the national side and there are signs of gradual improvement since he took over the reins.

England and France could only triumph by one goal each, while 1-1 draws away at Slovakia and Italy have been complimented with wins over Peru and Portugal – netting an impressive three times against the latter.

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The Dutch have actually seen both teams find the net in each of their last four, as have Germany in eight of their last 13.

Die Mannschaft endured their own struggles over the summer and have hardly been solid at the back either. They’re W3-D4-L4 since November 2017 and possess just the solitary clean sheet in 10 outings.

In fact, they’ve only shut the opposition out twice in their last 14 on their travels, with both teams scoring on 10 occasions.

Jonas Hector and the rest of the German squad will be hoping for a win.

Both teams to score at 1.64*

Slovakia v Czech Republic, Saturday 13th October, 14:00

These two have both lost to the Ukraine and appear destined to scrap it out to avoid relegation, though both only lost by the single goal and the group leaders are by no means a poor team.

Indeed, the Ukraine have won five of eight unbeaten games since November and even secured a stalemate it Italy on Wednesday, and a victory for either side here would put the other in real danger.

Slovakia can draw upon some solid home form however, with just two defeats in their last 21 including a current run of six wins from seven unbeaten matches.

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The exception was a 1-1 stalemate the Netherland’s, but they kept clean sheets in each of the six victories while racking up 15 goals.

The Czech Republic were thumped 5-1 in Russia over the last international break, while they were also beaten by a four goal margin by Australia in Austria recently.

In fact, excluding victories over weaker sides China, Qatar, Azerbaijan and San Marino, the Czechs have lost five of seven winless road trips since November 2015.

Slovakia’s captain Martin Škrtel will be hoping to lead his team to victory.

Slovakia to win at 2.10*

Norway v Slovenia, Saturday 13th October, 17:00

Slovenia lost their opening two UEFA Nations League matches, leaving them with four defeats from their last five overall as they conceded at least twice in each loss.

Their opponents Norway will have been bitterly disappointed to lose control of the group after a 1-0 defeat in Bulgaria last time out, but they had won five on the trot prior to that result as they netted 11 goals and shipped just three.

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In fact, they’re unbeaten in eight in front of their own fans, winning each of the last five as they’ve conceded just the solitary strike.

Meanwhile, the visitors have lost five of their last six away, and they consistently fail to find the net as they’ve lost without scoring in 12 of their last 22 on their travels.

Will Norway and their captain Stefan Johansen claim victory over Slovenia?

Norway win to nil at 2.50*

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