- November 21, 2019
- Posted by: Web Admin
- Category: Uncategorized
Group C looks quite tasty indeed. Northern Ireland are joint-top above the Netherlands, who have a match in hand, three factors using Germany. Michael ONeills men have successfully seen off Estonia and Belarus their three remaining suits come against their qualification rivals — so it will still take a monumental attempt to finish in the top two.
The mission is a challenging visit to Rotterdam, where they confront a very strong side below the stewardship of Ronald Koeman. After finishing second in the Nations League of last year, its evident that the Dutch have pulled from the slump that saw them fail to qualify for 2018 World Cup and also the 2016 Euros.
The Dutch have the perfect blend of youth and experience; defensive solidity and attacking flair. Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt form one of Europes best pairings, although Memphis Depay is your groups second-highest scorer.
Northern Ireland will be dogged. They have proven hard to beat under ONeill, and also their performance against Germany–in which they had been unlucky to lose 2-0–would probably act as encouragement.
But they do not score enough goals; seven goals in five matches, the Dutch an awful lot, should not worry that, as well as their class will tell on home soil. There is value in backing a house win with a sheet.