Sports Betting. Netherlands vs Belgium [09.11.16] : The Flying Dutchmen are in trouble

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Sports Betting. Netherlands vs Belgium [09.11.16] : The Flying Dutchmen are in trouble

International Friendly Match

Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam

09.11.2016

Bet: Belgium, Draw No Bet

On Wednesday, November 9, Netherlands will host Belgium. This friendly match promises to be thrilling since both teams have a good attacking potential.

There hasn’t been much reason to cheer in Netherlands. Contrary to the most sports betting predictions Blind’s team passed by the Euro 2016 in France. But the situation didn’t improve much and the start of the new qualification campaign wasn’t satisfying at all. After the first 3 matches Oranje have only 4 points. They didn’t play up to the betting companies’ expectations in Sweden – 1:1. Then they easily overcame Belarus (4:1), but were defeated by France (0:1).

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As it was predicted by sports betting experts the head coach replacement was an extremely useful measure for the talented Belgian national team. It seems that Belgium have quickly adjusted to the demands of their new coach Roberto Martinez. They started the 2018 World Cup qualification with 3 victories out of 3. The Red Devils wiped the floor with their opposition. They beat Cyprus (3:0), Bosnia & Herzegovina (4:0) and Gibraltar (6:0). So at this moment the betting markets consider Belgium to be the main favorite of the group H.

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While choosing a bet you should pay attention to the fact that Martinez managed to cope with his team’s defensive weakness. The Red Devils scored 13 times and conceded any goal in the last 3 games. They are expected to keep on playing with 3 defenders. As for the the Holland team, they do struggle in defense as they conceded a foal in each of the three occasions in this qualifying campaign. Betting experts also recommend to take into account the head-to-head stats. In the most recent fixture – in 2012 – Belgium got a 4:2 win in another international friendly match. Also, the Red Devils are undefeated in their last 6 encounters with Oranje.

Despite the home field advantage, the bookmakers give a small preference to the away team: Netherlands – 2,90, Draw – 3,45, Belgium – 2,40. Giving the teams’ current form and morale, it is advisable to bet on “Belgium, Draw No Bet” (1,74). Besides, the bets “Total Goals by Away Team over 1” (1,50) or “Total Goals by Away Team over 1,5” (2,25) seem to get through. Since both teams have a good attacking potential, you may choose either “Total Goals over 2,5” (1,91) option or “Both Teams to Score” (1,69), but at the same time, don’t forget that Belgium have much improved in defending.