Prediction and odds for the game: The Netherlands (2/1) vs Belgium (13/10)
We are backing the draw at odds of 5/2
When: Sunday 25 September 2022, Kick-off 19:45
Where: The Johan Cruijff Arena
On Sunday night, neighbours the Netherlands and Belgium meet at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Group A4 of the Nations League.
Louis van Gaal’s team have enjoyed a strong run in Group A4, taking 13 points from a possible 15 in the current Nations League campaign. It is not just their Nations League form that has been impressive, though, as the Oranje are now 14 international games unbeaten.
The key to the Netherlands’ recent good form in the Nations League has been their attacking prowess, as they have scored at least two goals in all their five matches in their Nations League group.
PSV starlet Cody Gakpo has scored in back-to-back Nations League matches as he continues to make a name for himself in the world game.
The Netherlands have a decent recent home record in the Nations League, winning five of their last eight games on home soil in the competition and suffering just one defeat in the run. The Oranje has also been prolific on home surf, as they have scored at least two goals in six of their eight home matches in the Nations League.
The Red Devils’ are in second place in the group, three points adrift of the Netherlands in the group table. However, a 4-1 home defeat against Sunday’s opponents earlier in the group was Belgium’s only loss in their last nine international matches.
A 2-1 home win over Wales last time out means that Roberto Martinez’s team is unbeaten in four Nations League matches, having recorded three wins and a draw. The game last time out continued a prolific run of scoring in Belgium’s recent Nations League matches, as six of their previous eight games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Belgium has an unconvincing overall away record in the Nations League, having won just four of their eight games on their travels in the competition. That record includes just two wins in their last five away games in the Nations League.
The majority of Belgium’s away games in the Nations League have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight away matches in the competition. The Red Devils have never failed to score in their eight Nations League games on their travels.
Both teams head into this game on the back of good runs of form in the Nations League. The neighbours are well matched, so we are going to back the draw. We believe it will be high-scoring, though, as both teams are highly potent in attack, so we are backing over 2.5 goals scored.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 5/2 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 3/4 (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Which of these neighbours will come out on top in this Group A4 clash?