Reasons for the Netherlands vs Sweden Tip
Only theory and miracle can help Netherlands to reach the playoffs spot in Group A. They have to defeat Sweden with six goals margin in order to improve their goal difference, and on the other hand, to decrease the one from their opponents.
Meanwhile, Sweden is very confident at the time, and they are aware that they have a huge advantage. But we are sure that Scandinavians are not going to defend.
We have seen some miraculous sensations in the history of football, which are forcing us to be careful regarding this matchup.
Are we going to see one more?
The Netherlands Preview
If this was the Netherlands from, let’s say 10 years ago, things would be much different. They might have some chance. Without any harsh feelings, we genuinely believe that this assembly is far behind them. A record in the qualifiers is our main reason for this case. 9 games, 5 wins, one draw and 3 defeats, with a goal difference of 19-12.
However one thing is sure when they play, and that is a high efficiency. The previous 6 consecutive games ended with 3 or more goals, and hosts in this one opened the event on 5 occasions. When playing at home, the Netherlands is pretty convincing with three triumphs and one defeat and a total goal difference of 12-3.
Many people had an opinion that Sweden is going to struggle after Zlatan Ibrahimovic retires. The totally opposite thing happened, and the Three Crowns even have a chance to secure the first spot in this group.Eventually, a defeat in Bulgaria 2-3, was the crucial in preventing this from happening.
Like their opponents, the Swedish national team also plays matches with a high number of goals. 7 of the most recent 8 contests ended with over 2.5 goals, 3 of the last 4 away from home. When speaking about the results outside Sweden, they are not anything special because the Blaugult has two wins and defeats apiece.
The Netherlands vs Sweden Head to Head
The first match in these qualifiers ended without winners
1-1. It took place at Friends Arena, and the Netherlands was better during the whole game. Once again they failed to capitalize this situation. Marcus Berg brought the lead to the hosts in the last minutes of the first half, while Oranje equalized in the middle of the second 45 minutes.
This event was the 4th in a row with both teams to score.
After 24 matches in the entire history, the Netherlands has a better record with 11 victories and 8 failures. But surprisingly the goal difference is on Sweden’s side 50-52.
The Netherlands vs Sweden Prediction and Betting Tips
The first suggestion for this match is regarding goals. Over 2.5 the most realistic outcome when we take into consideration prior events and style of play of the participants. The second one is the Netherlands to win. We truly believe that they are going to win this encounter, but it is not going to be some magical win which will bring the second place.