With the Premier League taking a break, this week sees the launch of the new UEFA Nations League, in which England host Spain at Wembley on Saturday.
The tournament was devised as a means of putting an end to the raft of meaningless international friendlies, with European football’s 55 competing nations split into small groups within four leagues.
The leading four teams from each division will compete in a knock-out tournament at the end of the season to determine the inaugural winners.
England’s three-team group also includes Croatia, who beat Gareth Southgate’s side in their World Cup semi-final in July. Before the Three Lions can contemplate gaining revenge, they must focus on beating a Spain side who are going through a downturn in fortunes.
Spain are a 17/10* chance with the same firms, with the draw 23/10* with Bet365.
There are three other groups in League A, with France, Germany and the Netherlands competing in Group 1, Belgium, Iceland and Switzerland in Group 2 and Italy, Poland and Portugal in Group 3.
Wales and the Republic of Ireland will face each other in Group 4 of League B, while Scotland tackle Albania and Israel in the first group in League C.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|