Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Betting Tips: 1 AH+1.5, 2019-11-16

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N. IRELAND vs NETHERLANDSNepal
Saturday 16thNovember 1945hrs
Football – Europe – Euro 2020 qualifier
Pick N. Ireland AH+1.5
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.68 (odds taken 01:28 GMT, 15 November )

Saturday sees the continuation of the Euro 2020 qualifiers and our next preview features the clash between Northern Ireland and Netherlands in Group C as the betting tips continue at Windsor Park.

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Northern Ireland Prediction – Can N.Ireland give Dutch a run for their money?

After an excellent start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, Saturday’s hosts, Northern Ireland, may have seen their hopes of achieving a top two finish in Group C and therefore a place in next year’s European Championships, flying out of the window.

Northern Ireland started their campaign in explosive fashion under current manager, Michael O’Neill, as they racked up 4 wins on the trot with victories against Estonia and Belarus (both in home and away victories against both nations respectively), only for recent back-to-back defeats to seemingly shatter their dreams.

Defeats to Germany 2-0 at home and a 3-1 loss away from home at Netherlands has now placed Northern Ireland in 3rd place and 3 points behind both Netherlands and Germany who sit joint top of Group C with 15 points apiece.

This clash against the Netherlands this Saturday evening therefore represents a ‘must-win’ match for the Irish as their potential qualification now hangs by a thread at Windsor Park, but having lost just 3 of their last 18 Euro qualifiers at home (and only one by a 2+ goal margin), the hosts will be out to give the Dutch a scare here.

 

N. Ireland vs Netherlands Both teams to score
Yes2.10
No1.66

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Netherlands Prediction – Can Netherlands confirm qualification?

With just 2 matches remaining in Group C, the Dutch know that their qualification for next year’s European Championships is firmly in their own hands as they make their way over to Belfast for this crucial clash against 3rd placed Northern Ireland this Saturday.

Netherlands have won 5 of their 6 group matches to date with the only blemish on their record being a 3-2 defeat at home to Germany, but nevertheless, Netherlands repaid the favour by inflicting a 4-2 win away from home at Germany in the corresponding fixture to sit level on points with Germany at the top of Group C.

A draw would do the Dutch here in Belfast having won their last 4 group matches on the trot with wins against Germany, Estonia, Northern Ireland and Belarus, especially as they play host to rock bottom nation, Estonia (who have gained just 1 point to date) in their final match in the group.

It’s only in recent times that we’ve seen the start of a recovery by the Dutch on the international stage and they are not yet out of the woods by any means as they face a Northern Ireland side keen to make home advantage count here.

 

Key-Facts – N. Ireland vs Netherlands

  • N. Ireland have lost just 3 of their last 18 Euro qualifiers at home
  • N. Ireland have lost just 1 of their last 18 Euro qualifiers at home by 2+ goals
  • Netherlands have won their last 4 away matches on the trot in Group C

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Northern Ireland will give it a red-hot go here and even if they don’t win, the hosts should at least keep the scores close in this one.


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