Whenever the Dutch national football team hosts their home games in the legendary Rotterdam De Kuip, big and magical football nights are inevitable. In the port city in the west of the country won the Elftal last 14 games in series, including on November 16, 2018, the match in the Nations League against the newly crowned champion France (2: 0).
Today’s Betting Prediction Netherlands vs Northern Ireland
It’s all the more important that the series be expanded, as Oranje currently occupy only third place in Group B of the UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign, but with a victory over Northern Ireland they could take the starting grid of the Green and White Army, who still have three with one match advantage Counter in front of the Dutch.
It is Netherlands against Northern Ireland in the odds of bookmakers the crystal clear favorite in this encounter, although it should not be ignored that at the hitherto last European Championship just not the Elftal, but “Norn Iron” was allowed to participate.
In fact, since their third place finish at the 2014 World Cup, the Dutch have missed out on the successful qualifying campaign for a European Championship and World Cup final two times in a row, which is definitely a factor in Netherlands vs. Northern Ireland prediction.
So Oranje would stand in a different result from a home win at De Kuip clear with his back to the wall and would even hope for contact support from Germany, which lead the group tied with Northern Ireland because of the better goal difference and also play at home against the Green and White Army have to.
Although we consider the Dutch victory more likely, we believe that the Northern Irish defensive, which is traditionally good, can make life difficult for the Elftal. We hold against Netherlands in the Netherlands a tip that the troop of Michael O’Neill loses with a maximum of one goal difference (AHC +1.5) for the most sustainable.
Netherlands – Statistics & Current Form
Dutch football is undoubtedly experiencing a renaissance these days. For years, if not decades, virtually no Dutch team played a role on an international basis before Ajax Amsterdam, with a squad of Dutch talents in the spring of 2019, stirred up the Champions League and barely missed the final.
In addition, there is an Elftal, which won in the Nations League – low prestige or not – the triple with World Champion France and predecessor Germany and moved into the “Final Four”. After two missed finals (European Championship 2016 and World Cup 2018) Oranje is back on track with their 4-2 win over Germany in Group C a month ago.
“I think we have a wave of talent at the moment that is the reason for the upswing. We also invest more in training and fitness and work more than a few years ago. We had to learn painfully that this is not only possible but necessary. ” – Ronald Koeman at De Telegraaf
A home win in Rotterdam, where in De Kuip most recently 14 consecutive matches could be won in a row and the Dutch national football team would promptly on a standings that would entitle to participate in the EURO 2020.
Netherlands is against Northern Ireland, according to odds of bookmakers for this home win of the house-high favorite. Although the guests of the island only lost their home game against Germany and could win the remaining four competitive games in Group C, the Elftal under Ronald Koeman these days seems to be just too overpowering.
The success coach sees this as a reason for the upturn that the Netherlands currently has a very large number of young talents available. It’s a squad that has not been around for a long time. In addition, almost all the cornerstones of major European teams are already under contract and are top performers there. Be it a Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool FC, a Frenkie de Jong at FC Barcelona or a Matthijs de Ligt at Juventus.
Because in addition the mixture of an intact defense, a committed defensive work, but also a fast and fast-paced Umschaltspiel currently works so well and also the morale is right – in Germany came Oranje even after 0: 1 deficit and the interim 2: 2- Compensation of the team back again – have not a few experts, the Elftal in terms of the EURO 2020 even as a secret favorite on the slip.
Expected formation of Netherlands:
➤ Cillessen – Blind – van Dijk – de Ligt – de Jong – de Roon – Promes – Wijnaldum – Dumfries – Depay – Babel
Last Games from Netherlands:
⚽️ 09.09.2019 – Estonia vs. Netherlands 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 06.09.2019 – Germany vs Netherlands 2: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – Portugal vs. Netherlands 1: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 06.06.2019 – Netherlands vs England 3: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Netherlands vs. Germany 2: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
Northern Ireland – Statistics & Current Form
For the first time ever in the history of the country, Northern Ireland was able to successfully qualify for a European Championship at the 2016 European Championships in France, as the trip went even in the last sixteen and beyond the preliminary round. Thus, the Green and White Army has impressively underlined that it does not belong to cannon fodder in Europe, but can effectively keep up.
All the more important that this position is underlined now, because after it in the World Cup qualifying in 2018 in the group with Germany, after all, at the end of the second place, missed “Norn Iron” conceivable just in the play-offs against Switzerland, the first World Cup Participation for 32 years.
“Netherlands already sees itself as a team capable of winning the European Championship, but they forget they have to qualify first. They missed the last two finals, which increases the pressure on them. ” – Michael O’Neill at Belfast Telegraph
However, they have not disappeared from the scene for a long time. On the contrary! After five out of eight qualifying matches in Group C, the Northern Ireland national football team is in second place. The more relentless the defensive strong team wants to defend this place to the end.
That this will be tough, should be clear to all parties. Not only does Michael O’Neill have to do without short-term left-back Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), who had to leave with a knee injury the day before the final training session, but the remainder of the last three days could not be tougher. Northern Ireland play away in the Netherlands and Germany and have in between the home game against the Elftal.
It is clear that four points should be enough to wrap up the second European Championship in a row. The goal difference could be very important, however, especially in direct comparison with Germany and / or Netherlands, which is why we assume that the Green and White Army defends disciplined even with a backlog and lurking for standards, instead of blindly driving and with an open visor and waving flags in Rotterdam.
Accordingly, we keep Netherlands against Northern Ireland a tip to good odds on the fact that, if not a point win, then at least a defeat with a maximum of one goal difference will give.
Expected lineup of Northern Ireland:
➤ Peacock-Farrell – McLaughlin – J. Evans – Cathcart – Dallas – Saville – Davis – McNair – McGinn – C. Evans – Lafferty
Last matches of Northern Ireland:
⚽️ 09.09.2019 – Northern Ireland vs. Germany 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Northern Ireland vs. Luxembourg 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Belarus vs. Belarus Northern Ireland 0: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Estonia vs. Northern Ireland 1: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Northern Ireland vs. Belarus 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
Netherlands vs. Northern Ireland Direct Comparison
Head to head: 3 – 2 – 1
A total of six clashes have been between the Dutch and the Northern Ireland national football team so far and with three games won the Elftal leads the resulting “head to head” comparison clearly. In two draws, the Green and White Army brings it to a single victory against Oranje. This was a 2-1 win in Belfast in March 1965.
After all, in the only duel yet in De Kuip – in 1976 – both teams parted with a 2-2 draw that would definitely help the Northern Irish in this seventh clash. But: in the last match in a friendly in Amsterdam on June 2, 2012 – the then only second international under Michael O’Neill – came Northern Ireland against the Netherlands with 0: 6 under the wheels …
Netherlands vs Northern Ireland Betting Odds Comparison – European Championship Qualifiers 2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Netherlands
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.18
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 8.00
🔺 Betting Prediction: Northern Ireland
🔺 Betting Odds: 19.00
Netherlands vs Northern Ireland Our Best Betting Predictions Explained
Nevertheless, in the case of Netherlands against Northern Ireland, the aforementioned 0: 6 in Amsterdam plays no role in the last encounter so far. Too much has since moved, especially with “Norn Iron” and changed for the better. So it was the Northern Irishmen, who were allowed to participate in the European Championships in 2016, while Oranje was there to watch as well as at the 2018 World Cup.
This is an aspect that is likely to put immense pressure on the third-placed, who made 14 victories in a row at home in Rotterdam, but who clearly have an obligation. That could even potentiate if the Northern Irish defend their usual disciplined and survive the first storm phases of the Dutch without damage.
Key Facts – Netherlands vs Northern Ireland tips
🔻 Netherlands last missed both the European Championship 2016 and the 2018 World Cup
🔻 Northern Ireland would defend second place with a point win
🔻 Netherlands has won the last 14 internationals in de Kuip
Unless Oranje has a dream start with an early goal, we think it’s best to give Netherlands a tip against Northern Ireland, as they will lose with a maximum of one goal difference.
This also includes a point win, which would be too surprising, as that much value exists, which, however, given the chronology of failure in qualifying rounds of the Elftal can not be categorically excluded.
🔺 Competition: EC Qualification, Group C
🔺 Date: 10.10.2019
🔺 Betting Prediction: Northern Ireland (AHC +1.5)
🔺 Odds: 2.55
🔺 Stake: 3/10 units