Holland vs Northern Ireland Betting Tips & Predictions
Northern Ireland have enjoyed four wins from their five Euro 2020 qualifying matches, although the first quartet of matches saw Michael O’Neill’s side triumph home and away against Belarus and Estonia.
Now comes the difficult task of playing Germany and the Netherlands in a bid to reach next summer’s finals, with the Northern Irish acquitting themselves well against the Germans at Windsor Park before the visitors landed a 2-0 victory.
The team now head to Rotterdam for a daunting fixture against a Dutch side who are fresh from two excellent September victories, with Ronald Koeman’s team winning 4-2 in Hamburg before a hammering of Estonia and they’ll be confident of getting three points in this clash.
Netherlands are serious contenders to win Euro 2020 and we quite like the idea of not only backing them to win this clash at De Kuip but also triumphing without conceding a goal.
There are now several world-class players within the ranks and captain Virgil van Dijk can lay claim to being the best defender in the land, while Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt means that they are going to be rock solid against a Northern Ireland side focused on keeping a defensive shape.
Frenkie de Jong and Gini Wijnaldum are likely to boss affairs in midfield against a team whose players largely come from Scottish Premiership and English Championship clubs.
Jonny Evans is capable of marshalling a solid enough defence although Kyle Lafferty offers the most potent goal threat, with the striker operating for Norwegian club Sarpsborg and he’s unlikely to get much of a sniff of a chance up front.
The Dutch will want a strong performance to make sure of their place in the finals and they will have practiced breaking down obstinate opponents in training ahead of this one.
Netherlands win to nil @ 1.61 with bet365