Belarus are out of the automatic qualification picture in Group C. This isn’t about them, it’s about the Netherlands who are in a three-way battle with Germany and Northern Ireland for one of the two automatic qualification spots. Will this be a tricky road trip for the Dutch? Read our Belarus v Netherlands betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 11th, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
With a W1 D1 L4 record, Belarus are not going to reach Euro 2020 through the automatic qualification route. They will have a chance through the playoffs though because they won their Nations League group. In their six games, they have only scored three goals. Their campaign started with a 4-0 loss in the Netherlands, but will they be able to frustrate the Dutch back in Minsk?
Belarus have only lost two of their last seven home fixtures (W2 D3). They are without a goal in their last four on home soil though. In the group, they have only suffered narrow home losses against Germany and Northern Ireland while playing out a 0-0 draw with Estonia.
The Netherlands have won the last three meetings
Belarus beat the Netherlands at home in Euro 2008 qualification
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
This isn’t about whether or not the Netherlands are going to suffer a shock upset. It’s whether they are going to break down Belarus on the night? The Dutch looked set for a 1-1 home draw against Northern Ireland on Thursday until they popped up with two goals in stoppage time to claim the win. That was their third win on the bounce, but they were far from convincing in that fixture, with Northern Ireland taking a deserved lead in the fixture.
The Netherlands are top of the group because of the head to head tiebreaker over Germany. They are on a W4 L1 record and hold the same record as Germany in goals scored and goals conceded. They aren’t in a position to drop points in a game which they should easily win. The Netherlands have won their last two road games, scoring 4 goals in each. But they were on a six-match winless streak of road form before that (D4 L2) granted against much tougher opposition than Belarus.
Belarus probably are not going to be able to stick out the full 90 minutes and keep the Dutch off the scoreboard. The Netherlands know that they have a job to do and aren’t likely to concede on their way to pick up three points.
12th October 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
If Northern Ireland could win this fixture, they would be in a great position to secure themselves qualification for Euro 2020. A draw out of it wouldn’t be a terrible result for them. The Irish are sat in second place in Group C, three points ahead of the Dutch but having played a game more than their opponents. Can they dig out a result on the road? Read our Netherlands v Northern Ireland betting tips for more.
Northern Ireland 16/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 9th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.)
The Netherlands will move ahead of Northern Ireland on the tie-breaker if they collect three points in this one. It’s a huge home fixture for them. The Dutch are sat at W3 L1 in their four games so far in the group, the one-loss happening against Germany. But they showed some character to come back and beat the Germans in their second group meeting, putting four goals past Die Mannschaft.
The Netherlands have tallied 14 goals in four group games. That is twice as many as Northern Ireland have managed in five fixtures. The Dutch have scored exactly four goals in three of their four group games so far. The Netherlands are on a poor sequence of form in home European Championship qualifiers. They are only W1 D1 L3 in their last five such games on home soil. The one win there was against Belarus. If they win this, they are in the driving seat for qualification at the expense of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland have only beaten the Netherlands once before
The Dutch have won the last two meetings
Northern Ireland have failed to score in three of their last four against the Netherlands
This is the first meeting since 2012, a friendly
The Irish have had a good campaign, winning all four of their games against Belarus and Estonia. But then came a stiffer challenge of meeting Germany for the first time in the group and the Irish fell to a 2-0 loss in Belfast. So a response in this one against the Dutch would be huge for Northern Ireland. A victory would leave them in a great position, a draw, not too bad off. They, have to get something out of their back-to-back fixtures against the Dutch or they will be done and dusted.
Northern Ireland have won five of their last six games (competitive and friendly) but as expected the goals don’t fly in from them frequently. The Irish are undefeated in their last four away European Championship qualifiers (W3 D1) and have lost just one of their last seven on the road in such fixtures. Northern Ireland have collected a clean sheet in just one of their last five European Championship qualifiers away from Windsor Park. It’s a big one, can they hang in there and avoid defeat against the free-scoring Dutch?
The Dutch are in pretty good shape at the moment and given Northern Ireland’s misfire against Germany in their last qualifier, that leans towards this being a difficult night away from home for the Irish. The Netherlands to win to nil.
9th October 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Germany will be looking to make it four wins from four in Group C of Euro 2020 qualifying and they have already gotten the better of the Netherlands once. So this becomes a big game now for the Dutch who could see their chances of automatically qualifying for next summer’s tournament become a lot slimmer if they lose. Read our Germany v Netherlands betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 4th, 2019 at 3:52 a.m.)
After their World Cup 2018 and Nations League fixtures, Germany are on track to reach Euro 2020. They have won each of their three opening games of qualification, scoring thirteen goals in the process. Germany started their campaign with a 3-2 win in the Netherlands. That was a big statement from Die Mannschaft having taken just one point from their two games against the Dutch in the Nations League last year.
Germany are W4 D2 in their last six games (competitive and friendly). They are on a four match winning streak in European Championship qualifiers as well, having scored at least two goals in each of those four victories. If you dial into their home form in the European Championship qualifiers, then it makes for some impressive reading. They have won 11 of their last 13 home qualifiers (D2) and have suffered just one loss in such a fixtures since November 2016.
Germany won 3-2 in the group’s first meeting
In last year’s Nations League the Dutch took four points against the Germans
Germany are W8 D11 L9 in the head to head against the Netherlands
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Netherlands are W1 L1 from their opening two games of qualification. They are playing catch up in fixtures because of their participation in the Nations League Finals, where they lost the final 1-0 to Portugal. It has been just a bit of patchy form creeping into their game recently. They are W2 D1 L2 in their last five played now. After failing to reach the World Cup 2018 that Nations League surprise group win was a huge lift for them.
They can’t afford to lose this game and have a nine point gap open between themselves and Germany as that would be a tremendous amount of ground for them to make up. The other problem for the Dutch in the group is Northern Ireland who won their opening four games. The Netherlands do though have a guaranteed place in the qualification play-offs if they can’t make the top two in Group C. That was their reward for topping their Nations League group.
Germany will recognise the massive step towards qualification that they can take if they pick up three points at home against the Netherlands. We expect them to come out strongly and get the visitors under pressure. The Dutch haven’t quite been at it in their last few games. Home win, but both teams to score.
5th September 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
This will be a heavyweight duel in Amsterdam as the Netherlands play host to Germany. In the Nations League, the Dutch collected a 2-0 home victory over Die Mannschaft. Will they be able to get their qualification campaign for Euro 2020 off to a flyer by producing another home success over their big rivals? Read our Netherlands v Germany betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 22nd, 2019 at 8:34 p.m.)
On Thursday night the Netherlands played host to Belarus in their opening Euro 2020 qualification fixture and produced a 4-0 success. This game against Germany will be the toughest home game that they get in their qualification campaign. If they make it two wins from two to start, that would put them well on the path to booking a spot in next summer’s competition. Back in the Nations League campaign last year, the Netherlands topped their group ahead of France and Germany.
They are currently undefeated in their last four fixtures which saw them take home wins over Germany and France, while picking up draws away at Belgium and Germany. The Netherlands have only lost one of their last nine international fixtures, winning four of those. They are currently on a three-match winning streak at home, scoring at least two goals in each of those games. The last six meetings between the two rivals have ended up over 2.5 goals.
Germany are still on the hunt for some much-improved form and consistency. They had a disaster at the 2018 World Cup as they bowed out in the group stage. Then on top of that towards the end of last year, they were relegated from their UEFA Nations League group. During that Nations League campaign, they lost both of their away games against France and Netherlands.
In their last eight games, Germany have only managed to pick up the two victories. They warmed up for their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with a 1-1 home draw against Serbia. Germany were nowhere near at full strength in that game though. They have been struggling at the back with only two clean sheets in their last 14 international fixtures. Without counting their games at the 2018 World Cup, Germany are on a three-match losing streak away from home. Can they pull themselves together in Amsterdam? Germany have failed to score in their last two visits there.
The Netherlands look the clear better of the two at the moment and they have every chance of making it six points from six at the start of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. They are the ones with confidence and the form and the Netherlands to win out 7/5 odds in the outright winner market appeals* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 22nd, 2019 at 8:34 p.m.)
23rd March 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting