Northern Ireland vs Netherlands prediction comes before the next Euro 2020 qualifiers matchup. This game will be played on Saturday, November 16, at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In this match preview, you will find some amazing betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these national teams.
Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Betting Tips
Group C of the EURO 2020 Qualification is incredibly interesting. Netherlands and Germany each have 15 points, but the Dutch are higher on the table due to a better score in their head-to-head matches. One of those was one by Germany 3:2, but the other one was one by the Dutch by 4:0. What this means is that the tie-breaker goes in the favor of Netherlands if the two finish the campaign on equal points.
Right now, Netherlands and Germany are the teams that are occupying the top two spots on the table of Group C. But, Northern Ireland are trailing just behind them with 3 points fewer. What’s interesting is that Northern Ireland are playing Netherlands on Saturday at home, while three days later, they’re playing against Germany in an away game.
Beating the Dutch would get them one giant leap closer to EURO 2020, especially if they do it with a better score difference than 3:1, which is the result by which they lost their previous duel with Netherlands. But, even if they managed to pull off such a feat on weekend, they would also have to beat Germany next week in order to leave the Dutch behind. It’s because, in the final round, Netherlands are playing Estonia at home.
Even though it seems almost impossible for Northern Ireland to win 6 points in the final two rounds, you can be sure they’re going to do their best. They’re going to try and beat Netherlands on Saturday. But, that’s not gonna be easy for a number of reasons.
First of all, the Dutch are much, much more talented. Netherlands is the team that played in the final of the Nations League a few months ago. And they ended up there deservedly! Another reason why it seems Northern Ireland stands no chance on Saturday is that they struggle a lot when it comes to scoring. With 8 goals after 6 rounds, they can’t be too proud with their attacking yield. In comparison, Netherlands have scored a total of 19 goals in the same number of games.
Finally, Northern Ireland are also in a poor form. This team has lost their previous two matches, including the one they played in Holland. In that game, Netherlands won 3:1. Something similar will probably happen this time as well.
Our Northern Iceland vs Netherlands prediction: Netherlands
Northern Iceland vs Netherlands correct score prediction: 0:3
Northern Ireland Form and Latest News
They lost their previous two matches and even though they scored against the Dutch, their Achilles’ heel has been their final third. They are not too bad when it comes to defending, but they seem very weak when it comes to attacking. That said, they probably won’t score on Saturday, at least not too many times.
Netherlands Form and Latest News
Ever since Ronald Koeman has taken the helm of the Netherlands national football team, they’ve been fantastic. This team now seems as one of the best teams in the entire world. Beating Northern Ireland should not be much of a problem for them.
Northern Ireland vs Netherlands Predicted Lineups
Northern Ireland predicted lineup: McGovern – Evans, Cathcart, McLaughlin, Lewis – Davies, Saville, McGinn, Dallas – Boyce, Lafferty
Netherlands predicted lineup: Cillessen – van Dijk, de Ligt, Veltman, Blind – Wijnaldum, Strootman, de Jong – Promes, Depay, de Jong
Other Northern Ireland vs Netherlands betting tips:
Netherlands to win to nil @2.12
Netherlands -1.5 (AH) @2.20