Netherlands vs Northern Ireland prediction and betting tips for this week’s vital Euro 2020 qualifying fixture in Rotterdam. This is a game in hand for the Netherlands after they made it to the Nations League semi-finals and Northern Ireland will be looking for what could be a vital point.
With the business end of things in Euro 2020 approaching, Northern Ireland have put themselves in a great position with four wins so far and they currently sit level on points with Germany at the top of the Group C table. Netherlands are three points behind but have played a game less, so this match is absolutely vital for both of these nations.
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This is one of the most open groups of Euro 2020 qualifying, with the top two places far from decided. As things stand, Germany and Northern Ireland are both on 12 points with the Netherlands on nine, with a game in hand. If Northern Ireland can avoid defeat here they would be in a great position to qualify, despite the tough matches still to come. Michael O’Neill has come a long way since his first match in charge of the Green and White Army. That was a 6-0 defeat to the Netherlands. Since then they have been to the knockout stages of Euro 2016 and narrowly missed out on the World Cup in 2018. Four wins in their first five qualifying matches have now given them hope of qualification for another major tournament.
The Netherlands have come out the other side of a terrible few years where they failed to qualify for two major tournaments and finished bottom of their group at Euro 2012. An exciting young squad is now on the way up and in Virgil Van Dijk they have a natural leader at the heart of their defence. The Ajax players who did so well in the Champions League last season make up some of the squad and Donny van de Beek will be back for this game. Memphis Depay is likely to start upfront.
Due to the Netherland’s participation in the latter stages of the UEFA Nations League, they have played their tougher fixtures (against Germany) twice already and have the easier games on paper remaining. The opposite can be said for Northern Ireland, who still have to play Germany and the reverse of this fixture in their remaining matches. That means the group is likely to change considerably before the end of qualifying. However, nothing can be taken away from the GAWA, who have picked up great wins in Estonia and Belarus already, but this away trip to the Netherlands should be where their winning away run ends. Holland have come on leaps and bounds under Ronald Koeman and look set to challenge for Euro 2020. Thes likes of De Ligt and De Jong picked up huge summer moves away from Ajax and are looked at as the future of the Orange Army. We’re predicting a comfortable win for the Netherlands in this one, with three or more goals in the match too.
The last of our Netherlands vs Northern Ireland betting tips is going to be a correct score and it should end up being an easy win for the home side here. They have already beaten Estonia and Belarus 4-0 in this qualifying campaign, and won 4-2 in Germany. They certainly score plenty of goals and Northern Ireland will have to be at their defensive best to keep them out. Ryan Babel and Memphis Depay will be supported by Liverpool’s Wijnaldium, Davy Propper and Frenkie De Jong from midfield. The attacking talent on display should ensure a comfortable win for the Dutch and 3-0 is the prediction.
Netherlands to win and over 2.5 goals @ 4/6 – BET HERE.
Netherlands to win 3-0 @ 6/1 – BET HERE.
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