Netherlands vs France
UEFA Nations League
Date: Friday, 16 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam).
Netherlands missed out on last two major tournaments which is a massive catastrophe for such football nation, but they seem to be catching the momentum at the moment. Oranje grabbed a huge 3-0 victory over the 2014 world champions Germany in the second round of their Nations League campaign last month. Can they back it up and take the 2018 world champions scalp on Friday evening when the two heavyweights are set to lock horns in a high-profile Matchday derby in Rotterdam?
The visitors need a point to secure the top position in the group as they are currently four points above Netherlands in second and as many as six ahead of German in third. Les Bleus reached such margin thanks to a second-half comeback victory over Die Mannschaft a month ago in Paris. Atletico Madrid’s superstar Antoine Griezmann was the hero as his braced turned things around for Didier Deschamps’ men at Stade de France.
Netherlands vs France: Head-to-head
France were the dominant force in the most recent head to head history against Oranje.
Les Bleus come into this off the back of five consecutive victories over Netherlands.
The streak includes a 2-1 win from mid-September when Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud notched goals for the French national side.
Netherlands vs France: Prediction
The mentioned loss at Stade de France was the only defeat Netherlands suffered in last seven games in all competitions. Its’ a respectable run if we know they’ve played the likes of Portugal, Peru, Italy, Germany and Belgium in the process.
Ronald Koeman will practically have most of the players who featured October games against Germany and Belgium (1-1 draw) on disposal here. Deschamps, on the other side, decided to recall Anthony Martial after he finally started to produce at Manchester United.
Both teams have strong attacking weapons in their ranks and we’d be very surprised to see a low-scoring contest when they take on each other in Rotterdam. Both teams to score is a must-take pick at the odds of 1.61 here.
Netherlands vs France: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2).