Netherlands vs Ivory Coast
Date: Sunday, 4th June 2017
Kick off at 18:30 UK Time
Venue: De Kuip, Rotterdam.
In preparation for World Cup qualifiers Netherlands will take on Ivory Coast in this International friendly at the weekend.
Form has been mixed, a loss against Bulgaria in their qualification group was attacked by the media and the followed a loss to Italy in a friendly. But a few days ago they managed to beat Morocco away from home which will give them some confidence back for this game.
Ivory Coast have lost just 1 match in their past six games but 3 from the last 5 has ended in draws. The African team have had some impressive results this year with wins over Sweden and Russia. Their only loss in 2017 has come against Morocco where unlike Netherlands they were not able to get the win and lost 1-0.
Netherlands vs Ivory Coast: Head to Head Stats
There is only 1 match to speak of between the two nations which occurred in 2006 at the World Cup in Germany where Netherlands won 2-1. All of the goals came in the first half.
Netherlands vs Ivory Coast: Prediction
We will take the risk that the Netherlands will show up and give a good classic game of why we have loved them in the past. They have some younger players that could be stars very soon, and this Netherlands team are still waiting to click. At home they will want to give a good account of themselves and so we will take the home side to win but to start with a handicap which increases their price value.
Netherlands vs Ivory Coast: Betting Tips
Handicap Betting: Netherlands to beat Ivory Coast with a -1 goal handicap to start with, odds at 2/1.