Northern Ireland v Holland Betting Tips & Predictions
Michael O’Neill has been in charge of the Northern Ireland national team since 2011 and he will be regarded as one of the greatest managers that this country has ever had.
However, the 50-year-old clearly has ambitions to manage at club level and it would appear that Stoke City are going to recruit the former Shamrock Rovers boss in the hope that O’Neill can steer the Potters away from the Championship drop zone.
The manager will firstly take charge of the Northern Ireland team for this clash against the Netherlands and this could represent a farewell to the country’s passionate supporters, with a victory putting them level with the Dutch in Group C.
The visitors are strong favourites to win and they’re boasting a 100% record on the road which includes a 4-2 triumph in Germany and it’s hard to see how this team will be kept at bay by a modest home team.
There was a 2-1 win in Belarus and a 4-0 drubbing of Estonia, while the team have also been averaging three goals per home match and they have Memphis Depay looking to add to his six goals.
The reverse fixture finished in a 3-1 scoreline in Rotterdam, with the Northern Irish leading until the last ten minutes of the game and they then looked as though a point would be landed before the Dutch scored twice in injury-time.
Perhaps we’ll see the home side go for broke and aim to go out with a bang for their departing manager, with Netherlands available at a tasty price to win the game and both teams finding the net.
Ronald Koeman will want a typically positive performance and it should be noted that seven goals have been conceded in six matches.
Netherlands win + BTTS @ 3.75 with bet365