Netherlands v Northern Ireland Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th October 2019

Dutch to get the better of Nothern Ireland

Netherlands v Northern Ireland Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, 10th October 7.45 pm

The pressure goes up a few gears for Northern Ireland now. All of their easier games are done and now have to handle two fixtures against the Netherlands and one more against Germany to try and do enough to earn qualification. They start this fixture three points ahead of the Dutch but having played a game more. Read our predictions for Netherlands v Northern Ireland.

Netherlands v Northern Ireland Betting Odds*

1 X 2
1/7 13/2 16/1

Netherlands 1/7

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Netherlands News and Form – Can Netherlands catch up with the Irish?

The Dutch could make a big move on Thursday in qualification for Euro 2020. Three points at home against Northern Ireland will see them jump above the Irish on the head to head tiebreaker. The Netherlands are W3 L1 in their four games in the qualification group so far and the one loss suffered in that sequence was against Germany. The Dutch did well to then balance the books as they beat Germany 4-2 away from home in their second meeting with their rivals.

Netherlands 3-0 Correct Score
11/2

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In their four group games, the Netherlands have scored 14 goals in total. That is notable because it is twice as many as Northern Ireland have managed in five fixtures. It has been exactly four goals scored by the Dutch in three of their four qualifiers so far. It is worth a look at their home form in European Championship qualifiers though because they are only W1 D1 L3 in their last five such games on home soil. The one success in that sequence was against low-ranked Belarus. They will be firmly in the driving seat for qualification if they beat the Irish on Thursday.

Netherlands v Northern Ireland Head to Head

Northern Ireland have only beaten the Netherlands once before
The Dutch have won the last two meetings
Northern Ireland have failed to score in three of their last four against the Netherlands
This is the first meeting since 2012, a friendly

Key-Facts – Netherlands v Northern Ireland

  • The Netherlands have scored 14 goals in 4 qualifiers
  • Northern Ireland lost 2-0 against Germany in their last qualifier
  • The Dutch will move above the Irish with a victory

 

Northern Ireland News and Form – Can the Irish upset the Netherlands?

Northern Ireland came out strongly in winning their opening four games in the group stage. Those were against the weaker opposition of Belarus and Estonia. But then when they had to step it up against Germany, the Irish came up short in a 2-0 loss in Belfast. So a response to that in the Netherlands on Thursday would be the perfect tonic. A victory would leave them in a great position, a draw, not too bad off. Things are boiling down to them getting change out of these back to back qualifiers against the Dutch.

Northern Ireland have a bit of momentum behind them having won all but one of their last six fixtures (competitive and friendly) but they are not a prolific goal-scoring side. In their last four European Championship away qualifiers Northern Ireland remain unbeaten at (W3 D1) and have suffered only one loss in their last seven on the road in such fixtures. There has been a clean sheet for the Irish in only one of their last five away qualifiers. Can they hang on and avoid defeat in a very tough away game?

Netherlands v Northern Ireland Tips & Odds

Over 3.5 goals at 11/8 odds
The Netherlands to win to nil at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 9th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.)

Netherlands v Northern Ireland Predictions

The Netherlands to win: The Dutch are scoring well at the moment and they are likely to create enough chances against the Irish to collect the three points. The Irish couldn’t raise it when they needed to against Germany and this is going to be an equally tough task. The Netherlands to win to nil.


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