England favourites to win inaugural UEFA Nations League

England are the bookmakers’ favourites to win the inaugural UEFA Nations League this summer.

This despite coming up against a talented-looking Netherlands side and then potentially facing an experienced Portugal side in the final.

Portugal are the reigning European Championship winners and boast the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Moutinho in their squad. On top of that, Fernando Santos’ side potentially have an extra day’s rest before the final given that their semi-final against Switzerland is played on the Saturday.

Gareth Southgate’s side face a tough semi-final against the Netherlands. The Three Lions also have seven players in their squad who participated in this past weekend’s UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Striker Harry Kane made his first start for several weeks in that final, looking rusty.

Still, the bookmakers have priced England at a shade under 2/1 to win two matches and become the first side to lift the Nations League trophy.