Netherlands vs Belgium
International Friendly Match
Date: Wednesday, 9th November 2016,
Kick Off at 19:45 UK.
Venue: Amsterdam Arena.
Netherlands host neighbors Belgium in an international football friendly as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers at the Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday evening, 9th November 2016.
The Dutch team under Danny Blind are in a tricky World Cup qualifying group that involves France, Sweden and Bulgaria. After three rounds, they managed only 4 points with their latest outing ending in a narrow 1-0 defeat to the strongest group opponent France. They drew Sweden on the opening day while gathered an impressive 4-1 win against Belarus.
The Belgium will prove a hard nut for The Dutch Men to crack as they have started a new era under Roberto Martinez on a winning note. After three qualifying matches, Belgium have wrapped up 3 wins scoring a massive 13 goals and conceded none. The young and on the other hand, the most expensive international team in world football have finally started to play at their full potential.
Despite having some seasoned campaigners like Wesley Snider and Arjen Robben, the Dutch squad is relative young and inexperienced. Bling will be keen to use the opportunity to test some of his younger players against a high quality opposition. A win here will also help them to improve their FIFA rankings.
Netherlands will be face Luxembourg away from home and Belgium will host Estonia at home in the Euro Qualifiers; both matches are scheduled on 13th November.
Netherlands vs Belgium: Head to Head Statistics
These two great teams have played many times in the past, they have played 21 times against each other. Netherlands has the highest ratio of victories with 9 wins, while Belgium have won 7 times.
The last four meetings between the two on Dutch soil have seen three draws, whilst Belgium won the latest meeting to make it a five match unbeaten streak.
Belgium are also unbeaten in the last six meetings on all venues against Netherlands, with the latest two being wins and the all of the previous 4 are draws.
Netherlands vs Belgium: Prediction
Belgium have an intimidating squad at the moment, their recent statistics and form are all impressive. They are on a 3 match winning streak with clean sheets and average 4 goals per game during the period. Since this is a friendly, they are not expected to go at full potential. While the Netherlands have some serious problems in guarding their defence. Expect this to be another night when Belgium run rout at the Amsterdam Arena.
Netherlands vs Belgium: Betting Tips
Belgium to win at 2.40 (7/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90 (9/10).