The Netherlands and Belarus face each other in Stadion Feijenoord, in a match for this phase of the Qualification Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 07-10-2017, which ended in a victory of the Netherlands by (1-3), and another more recent on 07-10-2016, that ended in a victory of the Netherlands by (4-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Germany by (2-2). In the last 9 home matches for all competitions, the Netherlands won 7 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly , since they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 6 out of 9 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Holland was one of the great absences of the European Championship of 2016 and now seeks not to fail access to the next Euro. We remember that the Dutch come to this game motivated, after having won access to the final phase of the League of Nations. Normally coach Ronald Koeman plays in 4-3-3, with Memphis Depay being the team’s most offensive reference. However, we must underline that one of the great highlights of the team is the midfielder Frenkie de Jong: this player is a possessor of great technical quality and passing. For this game the coach can count on all his players.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in their stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got an away win against San Marino by (0-2). In the last 10 away matches Belarus has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 2 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
The Belarusian team comes to this game motivated by a triumph, by 0-2, in the displacement to the San Marino field, in a game for the League of Nations. It should be noted that the visitors won Group 2, with 14 points, gaining access to the C League of that competition. In this game against the Netherlands, coach Igor Kriushenko is expected to play in the usual 4-3-3, privileging defensive organization and counterattacks. In addition, the Belarusian team will use the flanks to create danger: Pavel Savitskiy is a very fast and eximio player in the transport of the ball. Without great absences, Belarus must act in maximum strength.