Belgium vs Netherlands (By: Stanioooo)
Belgium will host the Netherlands in a friendly match in Brussels.
That's a game between neighbour countries, which are in really hot form. Belgium performed brilliant in the WC in Russia and won the bronze medals, while after that they earned two wins in the Nations League beating Iceland as guests 0:3 and Switzerland 2:1 at home. So, it's time for another big challenge against team in form.
Netherlands didn't qualify for the WC, in the groups they had really tough moments, but the situation in their national team has totally chanced. In the last 12 away matches they didn't only score a goal against Bulgaria and France, but that happened in the moment when they were in big cricis as form of the players. After the end of the qualifications for the WC, just see their results on the road:
None of the home teams couldn't keep a clean sheet. It's also a big booster for the Netherlands the home win 3:0 against Germany they earned three days ago. When we know it's a friendly game, but between two neighbours, which will want to keep the momentum and beat the opponent, I think goals are expected in both nets. Both coaches will make changes for sure and maybe most of the stars will play only one half of the match or it will be a mix of top players with substitutions during the whole game. Managers will decide what tactic to use and how much minutes will give to their top players, but in these national teams even the substitutes are from very high level.
In 2012 and 2016 they play two friendlies and they finished 4:2 for Belgium and 1:1, so both teams to score looks like the best option, when we can not predict the starting line-ups and how much minutes on the pitch will have players like Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku, Depay and so on.. Good news for my pick is that Van Dijk will not play for sure for the visitors, because he returned in Liverpool due to an old injury.
BTTS is my pick! Good luck!
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