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Sunday sees the first Nations League comes to a close with Portugal taking on Holland in the final, whilst England face Switzerland in the third place play-off.

Portugal are looking for a second successive major trophy having won Euro 2016, but they need to beat the impressive Dutch to do it.

England and Switzerland were left licking their wounds after their semi-final defeats, and they will battle it out for third place in Guimaraes.

We run through every game including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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England 14:00 Switzerland
Estadio D. Afonso Henriques


England are set to make a number of changes having not started with any Liverpool or Tottenham players in the semi-final loss.

KEY FACT: Switzerland have won just three of their 25 previous meetings with England
MATCH ODDS: England Evens Draw 11/4 Switzerland 12/5
bet365 Pick: England Under 2.5 goals @Evens
ANDY SAYS: England should take third place here for me, too good for the Swiss…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t think the Swiss will roll over and may sneak a shock win…0-1
Football Index – One to follow: Jadon Sancho – The Dortmund winger still has a lot of value in him on the Index

Portugal 19:45 Holland
Estadio Do Dragao


Pepe has been ruled out of the final for Portugal with a shoulder problem picked up against Switzerland, but Jose Fonte is poised to step in. They also have midfielder Danilo available following suspension.

Holland could name an unchanged side, but it is believed Quincy Promes is most likely to come in if there is a change.

KEY FACT: Portugal have lost just twice in 13 meetings with Holland
MATCH ODDS: Portugal 11/8 Draw 9/4 Holland 2/1
bet365 Pick: Holland to win @2/1
ANDY SAYS: Close game but I think I would go with Portugal as they are the home side…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think that Holland might just have the edge again here, and upset the hosts…1-2
Football Index – One to follow: Frenkie De Jong – The Barcelona-bound midfielder has to be respected and invested in

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