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Portugal v Netherlands Prediction & Betting Tips – 26th March 2018

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Portugal v Netherlands International Friendly, 26th March

This should be a good clash on Monday night to look forward too. Portugal are making their plans for Russia 2018 while the Netherlands are just looking for some new direction under new boss Ronald Koeman. Portugal are the ones though who would benefit the most from a win in this friendly which is being played in Geneva, Switzerland.

Portugal v Netherlands Odds*

Portugal 23/20, Draw 23/10, Netherlands 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 07:56 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018)

Portugal v Netherlands Betting Tips

Portugal got in some action against Israel on Friday night to have a look at their squad ahead of the World Cup 2018. Crisitiano Ronaldo saved their blushes with two injury time goals to land a 2-1 win. This should produce a pretty solid game between the two sides. Portugal ran through all of 2017 losing just the one game ( a friendly against Sweden) and they just look pretty solid and robust and they are not a nation which gives up many goals either. Under 2.5 goals at Bet Victor is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 07:56 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018). They could be a little stronger in their set up than they were on Friday against Egypt, but this is all about getting a look at the squad really and still expect those changes to flow. They have a tough challenge ahead to them at the World cup as they will duel with Spain for supremacy in their group.

Portugal and the Netherlands last met in a friendly back in 2013 and there was a 1-1 draw played out between the two of them then, with Cristiano Ronaldo equalising for Portugal three minutes from time. In the last six meetings, it has been all Portugal who have come away with a W3 D3 record against the Dutch. Only one of those games did both teams fail to score in.

The Netherlands tussled with England in a friendly on Friday, losing that 1-0 and looking really poor in it, which was a surprise as they have been running along in decent form. This international break has been the start of Ronald Koeman’s time in charge though and so it is a little hard to know just where they are at. They are a side once again who find themselves in a transitional period. Up in the BetVictor correct score market for this friendly, a 1-1 draw is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 07:56 p.m. on March 23rd, 2018) which both would be pleased enough with on the night you would imagine. The Dutch fell down in World Cup qualification because of some poor defensive work and they don’t look all too robust at the back. So they will likely give up plenty of chances. They have scoring power through the likes of Bas Dost but at the moment they don’t quite look good enough to actually produce a win over the European champions.

Who will win – Portugal v Netherlands Predictions

The Netherlands are not in bad form but looked dreadful on Friday night against England. Portugal knows how to handle themselves well enough and are the better of the two sides. Just have a look at the 1-1 draw playing out on neutral territory.

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