- Venue: De Kuip
- Thursday : October 10th, 19:45
- Referee : Benoît Bastien
Things are not going to look very good for the Netherlands if they don’t win this match. If that happens, the Oranje’s win in Germany will be erased. At the moment, Group C standings are looking like this, Germany and Northern Ireland 12 points in 5 games, while the Netherlands has 9 in four events. Though we need to add that Norn Irons are about to play their first game with this rival and that Michael O’Neill’s team suffered a loss at home against Germany. That is why the Dutch side needs to beat them and pretty much eliminate from the race for the first two spots.
The superb offensive qualities of this crew emerged to the surface over the previous two matches. The Netherlands scored four goals against Germany and Estonia, indicating that they might catch the usual rhythm. The especially impressive victory was in Hamburg against the Germans. Ronald Koeman’s guys were behind at the halftime, but they managed to bounce back and to demolish the hosts totally. It was a perfect example of their potential, which is, by the way, enormous. Without a doubt, the Dutch team is among the top three in Europe at the moment and has enough room for even more development. Six of their previous seven events ended with over 2.5 goals, and two of the latest played at home in these qualifiers finished with over 3.5 scores.
Northern Ireland won five straight matches before losing to Germany in Belfast. The Germans dominated that match with 75% of the ball possession. But we need to add that despite all those numbers, the home team did have a few chances to net. Both of their away wins in the group came by a one-goal margin, and the opponents weren’t that impressive names, Belarus and Estonia, which a bit tells us that they aren’t convincing at all on the road. When playing in UEFA Nations League, O’Neill’s guys lost against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria. Seven of the previous 10 games Northern Ireland played ended with fewer than three goals. The defence is their main weapon on the court.
|02.06.12||Netherlands 6:0 Northern Ireland||FI|
|12.10.77||Northern Ireland0:1 Netherlands||WC|
|13.10.76||Netherlands2:2 Northern Ireland||WC|
|07.04.65||Netherlands0:0 Northern Ireland||WC|
|17.03.65||Northern Ireland2:1 Netherlands||WC|
It appears that Koeman might mix his squad a little bit for this match, but anyway, the philosophy of play will stay the same, meaning a super-offensive approach.
North Ireland will play in the best possible squad according to the sources from that team.
We are going here with the win of the hosts. Without any thinking or doubting, this is maybe the safest pick of the day. But, the odds for that are pretty low, which is why we believe that betting on Oranje’s win with an Asian handicap -1.5 goals. It will make your profits a bit higher, and on the other hand, that is something pretty safe. The confidence of the hosts is high, and they are pretty ruthless at home. Bet365 offers 1/2 odds, and in our opinion, that is great.
Precisely because of the above-mentioned ruthlessness the Koeman’s guys have when playing at home soil, we will recommend one interesting betting tip here. The Netherlands to score at least two goals in the first 45 minutes. When the Dutch machine gets going, much tougher sides than Nothern Ireland’s crumbled in front of Oranje’s attack. Betway’s odds for this one are 8/5. For us, it is more than good.
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Netherlands to score over 1.5 goals HT
Netherlands to win with an Asian handicap -1.5
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