Netherlands vs Poland
UEFA Nations League A
Date: Friday, 4 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena.
Holland are going through a transitional period, after their gaffer left them to take up the managerial job at the Camp Nou at short notice. However, they do have the talent and firepower to not let this affect them.
So much is at stake for them now, after the plunge they had taken in international football – where they had even failed to qualify for major tournaments after their appearance in the semi-final of World Cup 2014.
Meanwhile, Orly are a tough enough team, but they do have a tendency to depend too much on their talismanic striker and captain – Robert Lewandowski. However, this time around, they will have to make do without the services of the Bayern Munich point-man, as he’s been rested.
As such, it seems that Holland with their plethora of talent in all positions, will be too much to handle for the opposition. Expect a Netherlands win this Friday.
Netherlands vs Poland: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Dwight Lodeweges’s men are on a three-match winning run.
- The last they lost against this opponent was back in 1979.
- They have scored two or more goals in the past five games in a row.
- They do have a 100% unbeaten record at home over the years.
Netherlands vs Poland: Prediction
The Dutch do have an axe to grind in this tournament, as they became the first-ever runners-up of the Nations League the last year.
After getting to the final of the inaugural edition of this contest, they were beaten by Portugal for one goal. After several near-misses in the international stage over the years, it was another painful loss for the team.
However, they are determined to make up for it this time around. They will definitely hope to begin on the right note.
As of now, they have won every single one of their fixtures bar one, since their loss against Portugal, and their only losses in the past three years have come against some of the best teams in the world – England, France and Germany.
On top of that, they are also at home, and are taking on a team that’s without their captain as well as their best player.
Going on, over the years, the Dutch have always performed well against this opponent. In fact, not only have they won four of the previous five overall such clashes, but they have not lost a single game against this rival since 1979.
Taking into account these observations, expect the in-form Netherlands to secure a win over the under-handed Poland this weekend.
Netherlands vs Poland: Betting Tips
Netherlands to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Netherlands @ 1.67 (2/3).