Belarus (@13.0) vs Netherlands (@1.14)

Our Prediction:

Netherlands will win

Belarus – Netherlands Match Prediction | 13-10-2019 12:00

However, Luxembourg has recently demonstrated against France that the small country is not a pushover. There is some hope. Netherlands will now face Belarus on matchday 9 a team that they defeated 4-1 on matchday 2 at home at the De Kuip. Netherlands in the meantime did their job against Bulgaria in a convincing 3-1 victory somewhat setting straight a 4-0 defeat to France on matchday 7.

Holland was one of the great absences of the European Championship of 2016 and now seeks not to fail access to the next Euro. However, we must underline that one of the great highlights of the team is the midfielder Frenkie de Jong: this player is a possessor of great technical quality and passing. Normally coach Ronald Koeman plays in 4-3-3, with Memphis Depay being the teams most offensive reference. For this game the coach can count on all his players. We remember that the Dutch come to this game motivated, after having won access to the final phase of the League of Nations.

Highlighted Player (Mikhail Gordejchuk):

There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31-45 ). Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in their stadium. The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. In the last 10 away matches Belarus has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got an away win against San Marino by (0-2).

Cruyff won three European Cups with Ajax as a player and he clinched the European Cup with Barcelona as a coach. However, many people consider Johan Cruyff the best player in the history of Dutch football. A number of top-class players were part of the Netherlands national team that won the Euro 1988 trophy, with the likes of Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Erwin Koeman all starting the match against the Soviet Union.

It should be noted that the visitors won Group 2, with 14 points, gaining access to the C League of that competition. Without great absences, Belarus must act in maximum strength. In this game against the Netherlands, coach Igor Kriushenko is expected to play in the usual 4-3-3, privileging defensive organization and counterattacks. In addition, the Belarusian team will use the flanks to create danger: Pavel Savitskiy is a very fast and eximio player in the transport of the ball. The Belarusian team comes to this game motivated by a triumph, by 0-2, in the displacement to the San Marino field, in a game for the League of Nations.

Netherlands Predicted Starting Line up

It took a late, late show from them to secure the group win in the UNL, but they got the job done. Going forward, its Memphis Depay that needs to be watched. The Liverpool center back scored in the draw with Germany, a late, late equalizer, and hes been scoring at club level in addition to his world-class defending. The Lyon man scored the third goal in the 1-3 win over the same opponents back in 2017, and hes likely to lead the line here as they look for a strong start. A lot of that was down to Virgil van Dijk, who has started scoring goals recently.

Netherlands face a must-win situation in Saturdays match as they sit in third place in Group A ahead of the trip to Borisov and the visitors are likely to go all guns blazing at Igor Kriushenkos charges. Belarus failed to score in four of their last five group games and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the Oranje. The Belarusians do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of Saturdays football game and the lack of motivation is undisputedly the teams main problem at the moment. When the two teams met in Rotterdam earlier in the process Netherlands crushed Belarus 4-1 and the history is likely to repeat itself. Netherlands have slim chances of qualifying for the next years showpiece tournament, but hope springs eternal. Belarus will be looking to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Luxembourg and Sweden when they host Netherlands at their Borisov Arena.

This game against bottom of the group Estonia is another perfect chance for them to shine. We dont only think they are good enough to win this game, but we are backing them to do it comfortably on the handicap line, we see them getting a few goals here. They have the quality to put plenty of goals past Estonia and show once again that they are a force to be reckoned with in this group, and that the other clubs need to sit up and take note of them.

Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:

In previous two meetings between the two teams the Orange emerged triumphant. The Orange are determined to bring glory days back and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in their opener. Memphis Depay is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders, but Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is undisputedly the teams key player. Anyhow, seeing that the Belarusians managed to keep a clean sheet in previous six competitive games, we do not believe that fans will see a high-scoring affair at Stadion Feijenoord. Belarus, on the other hand, were producing fine performances in the UEFA Nations League as well, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Netherlands. After impressing in the UEFA Nations League, Netherlands will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they welcome Belarus at their Stadion Feijenoord on Thursday evening.