GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL – “It's coming home, it's coming home, football's coming home!”
That was the chant heard around the world last summer, as the England football team made a run to the 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinal, before the Three Lions were ousted by Croatia in a dead even contest. (some will say the England would have won easily if Harry Kane would have squared the ball to Raheem Sterling to make it 2-0 early.)
But now, England has a chance to bring some silverware back home for only the second time ever, and first time since 1966. The Three Lions will play the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League second semifinal Thursday at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, with a trip to Sunday's final in Porto on the line.
Both teams have key player that have been pivotal to the success of their respective club teams this past season, and will have plenty of talent on the pitch. England is a slight favorite, but this match should be close.
Expect the attacking talent of the Three Lions, led by Sterling, to pull this match out for England.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE SECOND SEMIFINAL
Netherlands (+180) vs. England (+146), draw (+200), 2:45 p.m. EDT (ESPN2, Univision Deportes, and Fubo.tv)
England ML (+146)
England draw no bet (-120)
Raheem Sterling to score (+220)