The Netherlands were one of the surprise packages of last year’s Nations League, qualifying for this summers semi-final from a tough group containing France and Germany.
The Dutch kick-off their Euro Champ Qualification campaign on Thursday, as they host Belarus in Feyenoord.
The Netherlands head into this clash on the back off an impressive four-game unbeaten run, having played Belgium, France and Germany in recent matches. The Oranje have been difficult to beat of late, as they have lost just twice in their last 15 internationals. Last time out the Dutch drew 2-2 with Germany.
Ronald Koeman’s side has been relatively prolific of late, scoring at least two goals in three of their last four outings.
The Netherlands have a strong recent record on home soil, having won seven of their last eight home games. Their attacking prowess has been key to the good recent home record, as the Oranje have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight matches on home soil.
Belarus head into this clash on the back of a six-game unbeaten run, having recorded four wins in the process. An impressive recent defensive record has been the key factor in the visitor’s recent good results.
In fact, Belarus have kept six straight clean sheets. Those recent clean sheets have contributed to there being under 2.5 goals scored in their last five internationals.
Belarus have a decent recent away record, suffering just one defeat in their last seven outings, having recorded three wins in five matches on their travels. The visitor’s aforementioned defensive record has been key to their away results, as they have kept clean sheets in five of their last six away matches.
PREDICTION : NETHERLANDS 2-1
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