Netherlands vs Northern Ireland for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers match on Thursday at Feyenoord Stadium.
The Netherlands have regained the confidence they need thanks to consecutive wins over Germany and Estonia, and it’s no wonder they are seen as favourites to win the next round.
After 3 wins and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 3rd position of Group C, with 9 points acquired.
In the last 7 home matches for all competitions, the Netherlands have won 5 and lost 2. Their offence has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Memphis Depay, who has scored four goals so far and is expected to join the attack front of the ‘Orange Clockwork’.
The Netherlands team kicks off for this motivated after a win against Estonia.
Northern Ireland, on the other hand, is trying to recover from the 2-0 defeat against Germany.
Given the excellent form of the Netherlands, I believe it will not be an easy game for the Northern Ireland team.
The away team is currently in the 2nd position, with 12 points won, after 4 wins and 1 loss in Group C.
In the last 8 away matches Northern Ireland have won 2, tied 3 and lost 3. Their offence has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Northern Ireland is one of the oldest teams in the world but has not had much success in history.
Northern Ireland comes for this match after a defeat, by 0-2, against Germany, thus adding the first loss in this qualifying round.
The excellent form that the Netherlands are in is certainly an advantage over the Northern Ireland team, and playing at home with the support of their fans further motivates them to take the 3 points that lead to draw in the standings between the first 3 places.
This will be a game that the Netherlands has to win.