Netherlands vs Sweden – 2018 World Cup Qualification: The Netherlands are practically eliminated from the World Cup after only beating Belarus 1-3…
The result was too short, they needed to win by a bigger margin. To make matters worse,
Sweden responded with an 8-0 win over Luxembourg, which leaves a practically impossible task for the Dutch who are forced to win this match by a 7-goal difference or better.
Despite the task being tough, the Netherlands must attempt the miracle and in that sense, they are limited to playing on attack from the beginning of the match, knowing that scoring early is fundamental for them to believe.
The funny thing is thinking how Sweden will respond. On one hand they could defend more because they know they will hardly concede 7 goals, but on the other hand,
they also know that the Dutch will open up a lot in the back, and the Swedes have some quality players to explore the Dutch’s defensive weaknesses.
It is important to remember that Sweden is not only fighting for the play-off but they can also qualify directly, if France fail to win against Belarus, which is also a tough scenario,
but since the French are coming off a recent draw against Luxembourg, anything can happen. Even if the Swedes maintain an attacking mentality in order to win this match, the truth is, they will hardly concede 7 goals,
so I believe they will prefer to open up in order to explore the Dutch defensive line.
Netherlands vs Sweden – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On a match that has everything to be open, with two teams who, despite everything, have quality players up front.
I expect a match with a lot of scoring chances, even because the Dutch will take a lot of risks to attempt a miracle.
On the last matches between these two sides, there has been a lot of goals and both teams have been scoring.
On a match that has every ingredient to have goals, I don’t expect a different outcome.
|Over 2.5 Goals||