Netherlands v Northern Ireland Betting Tip Netherlands to win to nil – 10 October 2019

Dutch to take control of qualification hopes

NetherlandsNetherlands v Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom
Thursday 10th October 1945hrs
Football – International – Euro 2020 Qualifying
Pick Netherlands to win to nil
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Odds: 3/4 (odds taken 1600 GMT, Wednesday 9 October)

1 X 2
3/20 127/20 17/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 9, 2019 at 17.00)

It’s a crunch game in Group C as Netherlands will be looking for the home win that sees them go level on points with Northern Ireland. Having played a game more this is a match the visitors can ill-afford to lose.

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Netherlands Preview – Can Dutch get all three points and go level with opponents having played a game less?

The Dutch would have fancied themselves to finish in the top two of this group considering their improvement under Ronald Koeman. Having topped their Nations League group, which also contained Germany whom sit top of this qualifying section, expectations were again beginning to rise that the Dutch could be a force on the International scene again. Failure to reach either Euro 2016 or the last World Cup meant there was plenty of concern surrounding the immediate future of the national team. Since Koeman has come in, however, he has been able to restore positivity and hope. With four games left of this campaign optimism is high that they can complete the job and reach next summer’s finals.

In order to qualify for Euro 2020 Koeman will know a win on Thursday is vital. Three points would see them go level with their opponents with a game in hand away to Belarus to come on Sunday. The Dutch would then face what looks their most difficult remaining game, the return match in Belfast before completing the section with a home tie against Estonia. To guarantee qualification they require nine points from their remaining four games, providing four of them come against this opponent. Confidence will be high considering they defeated both Germany and Estonia away from home during the last international break.

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Northern Ireland Preview – Are Northern Ireland capable of avoiding defeat and remaining in control of their own fate?

Michael O’Neill would have been fearing the worst when the draw for this qualifying campaign was made having been drawn against two of European football’s powerhouse nations. For all the Dutch and Germany have had their problems in recent times, they tend to be teams you want to avoid. Northern Ireland, to their credit, have done what is expected of them so far in this group. The way in which the fixtures fell meant they had to have a quick start and get points on the board. Home and away games against both Belarus and Estonia were always going to be their best opportunities for victories and they won all four games. That leaves them with a fighting chance but it’s a terribly difficult run-in they have ahead.

Last month’s defeat at home to Germany came on the back of a spirited performance from O’Neill’s men. Having been in the game for long spells it will provide the squad with some belief that they can get something from the games to come. But with the Dutch at home next month followed by a trip to Germany, anything other than a third place finish is looking unlikely.

Key-Facts – Netherlands v Northern Ireland

  • The Dutch coming into this game on the back of two important wins last month, one of which was away to Germany
  • Northern Ireland had a great start to this group winning their first four but this was always likely to be the crucial part of the section
  • These two nations will meet again in Belfast next month in a match that could decide qualification from this group

Netherlands v Northern Ireland Betting Advice

The equation is simple for the Dutch here. Win this home game and they take control of qualification with three games still to come. Any dropped points would make it considerably harder but they would still have a game in hand. For their visitors any points here would ensure they remain in with a chance of finishing in the top two. That is still going to be a big ask though and would be seen as a major surprise.

Other than that reverse against Germany, Netherlands form at home under Koeman has been good. They had won four straight before that, keeping three clean sheets in the process. Northern Ireland are a team build on organisaton and resilience. They have failed to score in seven of their last nine away games and it could be a similar story here. Take the Dutch to win without conceding.