Netherlands v England Tips, Preview and Predictions
March 21, 2018
Though many sigh and hide when the international break comes around, this one features some huge, high-class clashes that pit the world’s best nations against each other.
Coming up against Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands, eager to put unsuccessful qualification spells out of their minds, England head to Amsterdam on Friday night.
With the Three Lions’ star, Harry Kane, out for around a month – Koeman’s side should fancy their chances at home.
Dost to dominate in the box
The big Dutchman is in sensational form in Portugal for Sporting Lisbon, netting an impressive 30 goals in 39 games from all competitions.
Dost has scored 19 goals in his last 15 Primeira Liga outings and will be looking at Southgate’s backline with glee.
With the likes of Memphis Depay and Steven Berghuis in the squad, expect Dost to get a lot of quality service and score first at 5/1 with betfair.
Both teams to score in draw
Though they have been experiencing a tough patch in form over the last few years, the Dutch look like they are getting back to their best.
They’ve only lost once in their last nine international games, and that was to Euro 2016 finalists France.
However, this is an England team that isn’t used to losing.
Four of the last seven meetings between these two nations have ended in a stalemate.
Therefore, back the two sides to play out a draw with both teams scoring at 10/3 with betway.
While Koeman will be keen to impress his nation with a strong display, expect Southgate to experiment in what is already a weakened selection.