Scotland vs Netherlands – International Friendly: In one of this Thursday’s friendly matches…
The Scottish national team, led by their interim manager Malky Mackay, and the Dutch national team, coached by Dick Advocaat, meet on an encounter between the 29th and the 20th ranked teams on the FIFA Rankings respectively, in what will be the first match between the two teams in over 8 years.
The last encounter was on the qualifying stage for the 2010 World Cup at the time.
Scotland goes into this match after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where they finished with the same points as 2nd placed team Slovakia, but lost out on the tiebreak criteria, which resulted on them missing the objective they had and the consequent dismissal of their manager Gordon Strachan, despite a relatively positive campaign from the Scottish.
As for the Dutch, after another failure in terms of qualifying for a top international competition, with constant changes on their managers, the team is looking to renew their hopes of qualifying for the next competition, with the qualification stage starting in just within a year.
The Dutch National team’s manager is still yet to decide whether he will retire from the job or not, something that, if it happens, should happen after this match.
The team, just like Scotland, has also failed to attend the play-offs by a small detail, finishing with the same points as Sweden but losing to goal difference, on an ironical conclusion, since Advocaat doubted Sweden to batter Luxembourg by the number of goals they needed to qualify for the play-offs.
Scotland vs Netherlands – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Given the managerial change on the Scottish side and the Dutch’s really poor moment of form.
I believe this will not be a very interesting match, even because the players will still have their failure to qualify for the World Cup very present, which leads me to believe on a weak mental performance from both sides.
This way, I believe on an encounter without many goals and more disputed on the tactical point of view.
|Under 2.5 Goals||