Netherlands Vs Bosnia Betting Tip: Bosnia +1.5AH – 15 November 2020

Out of sorts Dutch could labour in Amsterdam

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Netherlands Netherlands Vs Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sunday 15th November 2020 – 17:00 Kick-Off
UEFA Nations League Group A1
Pick: Bosnia + 1.5 Asian Handicap
Odds: 41/50
Bookmaker: Unibet
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 12th November 2020)

Preview: Victory inside Johan Cruyff Arena carries great significance for both these sides, as the Netherlands target the win that would send them to the top of the group while Bosnia seek to reinvigorate their survival cause with their first set of three points.

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Netherlands Preview – Fifth time’s a charm for De Boer?

That first win often proves the most elusive. This has certainly been true for Frank de Boer who, following Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in Amsterdam in a friendly with Spain, has become the first head coach of the men’s senior side not to manage a win in their first four games. Should the former Crystal Palace boss break his duck here, though, the Netherlands would briefly usurp Poland as group leaders.

Failure to beat Bosnia, meanwhile, would likely quash any hopes they still harbour of reaching the latter stages. Victory is by no means guaranteed either: since beating Poland 1-0 at home in their opening game of the group, the Netherlands have gone five matches without winning (D3 L2) under two different managers, scoring only twice. They have drawn each of the past three, including a goalless affair in Bosnia.

It is ironic, therefore, that the only player to have scored under Frank de Boer is struggling for game time at his club. Donny van de Beek’s smart finish in midweek made it two in as many games for his country, more than he has managed across five appearances for Manchester United since moving to England in the summer, on a night when the Oranje lost versatile defender Nathan Ake to injury.

 

Bosnia or Draw (Double Chance)
23/10

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Bosnia Preview – Win and live to fight another day?

Without a win and bottom in Group A1, Bosnia (D2 L2) will have to win at least one – and preferably both – of their final two fixtures if they are to avoid making a swift return to League B. The Dragons secured promotion two years ago without losing a game, recording three wins from four outings, but have shown little evidence thus far that would support the notion that they truly belong at this level.

Key to the success of 2018 was a miserly rearguard that shipped only one goal across four matches. Yet, in this season’s tournament, they have conceded as many as the other three sides in their section combined (6). Their output has also come down, from a fairly modest 1.25 goals per game to 0.5, having been unable to breach the defences of Poland (3-0) and Netherlands (0-0) in last month’s fixtures.

The outlook ahead of Sunday appears bleak, therefore, with demotion confirmed should Dusan Bajevic’s men succumb to defeat in Amsterdam. Low-scoring stalemates with Italy and the Netherlands, with the former in Italy no less, serve as a reminder that this team are capable of grinding out a result. However, this is also a team whose sole win across the last ten away matches (W1 D3 L6) came against Liechtenstein.

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Netherlands Vs Bosnia Betting Advice

The hosts could benefit from playing the Wednesday as opposed to Thursday, as was the case for Bosnia who now have one less day to recover from their midweek friendly exertions. In a season so condensed it is unprecedented, this could matter more than it should. The Netherlands are expected to win regardless, though, despite so far failing to do so in any of the four matches Frank de Boer has taken charge.

 

Netherlands Vs Bosnia – Key Facts:

  • Six successive games for the Netherlands which have now produced no more than two goals, with each of the last five (D3 L2) failing to deliver a win.
  • Goals have flowed a little more easily whenever Bosnia are involved, with 12 of their last 16 matches (W4 D4 L9) featuring a minimum of three goals.
  • The countries are meeting for only the second time, having played out a forgettable 0-0 draw out in Bosnia on Matchday 3.

 

However, the Netherlands are awfully short to oblige, especially against a side which frustrated them in a 0-0 draw on Matchday 3. Fortunately for De Boer, Bosnia are similarly out of form, with no win in six matches (D3 L3) and only one on the road in ten (W1 D3 L6). Bosnia’s biggest asset, meanwhile, is their defence. So with the Netherlands floundering in front of goal, this may not be a cakewalk.

Best Betting Odds – Netherlands Vs Bosnia & Herzegovina

Netherlands – 4/11 (Betfair)
Draw – 17/4 (Unibet)
Bosnia – 8/1 (BetVictor)