EUROPE: World Cup - Qualifiers
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+2)
Smashing defeat of the Holland national team on Stade de France (4:0) has raised storm of protest in Holland. Thousands of fans demand from the management of the football union immediate dismissal of the chief coach Dick Advocaat and returning of Danny Blind. Only three round are left before the qualifiers will finish and the World vice-champions are taken now the 4th line:
France – 16, Sweden – 13, Bulgaria – 12, Holland – 10 …
Further horizons of Clockwork Orange
It is obvious that the former head coach of Zenit St. Petersburg and Russia national team on EURO 2012 won’t be dismissed just before another official match. Also, all football players who were named previously will stay in the bid.
But if Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Quincy Promes, Georginio Wijnaldum and other demonstrate the game that was shown in Paris, then Netherlands national team will be renewed.
The left matches
Prior to the 8th round the 2010 World vice-champions need 6 points in order to catch the national team of France and also need three points to reach the second place. Also the team of Dick Advocaat has to play three matches against the national team of Bulgaria (on the 3rd of September), Belarus (the 7th of October) and Sweden (the 10th of October).
It is clear that Clockwork Orange can forget about the direct berth to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. But for the second place this team is still able to fight.
And what about the team of Hristo Stoichkov? Bulgaria in Sofia has won over Swedes (3:2) during the 7th round. But you shouldn’t forget that after Zlatan Ibrahimović’s departure Tre Kronor has become a middle level team.
And that is why the home victory of the white and greens won’t become a sensation. But if the Bulgarians manage to get some points from the hosts of Amsterdam ArenA, it would be something great. Still, it is hard to believe in such possibility.
Netherlands – 1.30, draw – 5.50, Bulgaria –10.00;
Our tip: Netherlands (Asian handicap -1.5) - odds 1.92 Bet365