The Netherlands and Northern Ireland meet at Stadion Feijenoord, in a match for this phase of the Qualifying Round for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they faced each other was on 02-06-2012, in a match that ended the final score: Holland (06-0) Northern Ireland.
The home team is currently in the 3rd position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, he won out against Germany by (2-4). In the last match, he won out against Estonia by (0-4). In the last 7 games played at home for all competitions, the Netherlands won 5 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 3 comebacks.
The Netherlands team comes to this motivated match, after a 0-4 victory on the trip to Estonia, thus adding the second win in this phase of access to the 2020 UEFA European Championship: the team’s goals They were marked by Babel (2), Depay and Wijnaldum. In this match against Northern Ireland, Dutch coach Ronald Koeman must keep the team 4-3-3, favoring a style of possession of the ball and looking for space on the flanks. Babel, Donyell Malen and Memphis Depay are expected to compose the front of attack of this selection, being the first two athletes mentioned very strong in the transport of the ball towards the attack and the last one very competent in the finalization. All the usual headlines are available for this game.
Northern Ireland :
The visiting team is currently in 2nd position, with 12 points won, after 4 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, he won out against Belarus by (0-1). In the last match, he lost at home against Germany by (0-2). In the last 8 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Northern Ireland won 2, drew 3 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In his away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since in 6 of the last 8 he played there were less than 3 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Northern Ireland comes to this match with a 0-2 loss against Germany, adding its first loss in this qualifying round. Still, we believe that the Irish are doing a very positive campaign, since they have won 4 of their 5 games. Coach Michael O’Neill must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. Midfielder Steven Davis is the great star of Northern Ireland, as he scored 2 goals and made 1 assist. All equipment is available for this game.