Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Prediction & Match Preview

Northern Ireland vs Netherlands
EURO Qualification
Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Windsor Park (Belfast).

One of the best games the group has to offer this campaign. A win is mandatory for both, and either has put in so many efforts so far, that it would be unwise to let go now. Likely, we can expect a thriller, but with the sheer talent the Netherlands possess, they should secure the victory.

Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture of the battle ended in a Dutch win, with a 3-1 scorecard.
  • Three of the former five games ended with Holland keeping clean sheets.
  • The Netherlands have in fact won the prior three fixtures.
  • The combined scorecard for the last four matches is 10-1, in favor of Virgil Van Dijk and his boys.
  • The last time Northern Ireland scripted a win was back in 1965.

Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Prediction

The Dutch had the away handicap to deal with the last match-day against Belarus, and they were under a lot of pressure then, due to the uncertainty of their top-most spot. The reasons being the in-form German, and Northern Ireland teams.

Still, they raced to a 0-2 lead, and despite conceding one later, held on to secure the three points.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland tried their best to hold on against the German onslaught and even held the scoreline at 0-0 till the end of the first half. But right after the interval, the Germans added one goal and put in another right at the end of injury time to ensure they stood level in the race for the top-most spot.

This Saturday, Netherlands will be desperate to secure the win, however, whereas, it will be the matter of existence for the hosts. Taking into account the intensity of the game, and what’s at stake, a fierce fixture is on the cards. Due to their home advantage, Northern Ireland does stand a chance for an upset, and they really do not have anything to lose.

As such, BTTS bet does look promising, but since the Dutch contingent is on the other side, the wager is suggested only for punters who like to deal with a little bit of risk.

The safe option is surely a win for Netherlands, considering the talent they have at disposal, their recent form, their performance in the Nations League, their heartbreak in losing the final of the tournament, their desire to get back to the top tier of world football, their superiority in h2h clashes, and finally the win in the reverse fixture.

Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Betting Tips

  • Netherlands to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Netherlands/ Netherlands @ 2.00 (1/1).