FIFA World Cup – Qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
On the 6th matchday of European qualification phase of FIFA World Cup 2018 in tandem with the match Sweden-France in Rotterdam at “de Kuip” will be held the meeting of the team of Dick Advocaat and Luxembourg.
Let us remind you that the 3time Vic e-World champions (1974, 1978, 2010) had spent extremely unsuccessful first half of the current qualification phase. And according to the results of the 5 played rounds they took only 4th line in their first group A:
France – 13, Sweden – 10, Bulgaria – 9, Netherlands – 7, Belarus – 2, - Luxembourg - 1;
The third coming of Dick Advocaat
After the failure of the national team of Holland in March in Sophia (previous 5th round of the qualifiers to the team of Bulgaria with the score 2:0) the head coach of the team Danny Blind was dismissed. And very soon for the 3rd time in the history the main team of the country was headed by one of the leaders of the coaching staff - Dick Advocaat.
And now we can say that this debut as a chief coach of the former coach of Zenit, St. Petersburg and the national team of Russia is considered to be very successful.
Two victories with hockey score
For the last week new team of Dick Advocaat had spent two friendly matches against the national teams of Morocco and Cote d'Ivoire and won with the total score 7:1. The most devastating match had experienced Cote d'Ivoire (5:0). Vincent Janssen and Joël Veltman bagged two braces and Quincy Promes, Arjen Robben and Davy Klaassen had scored one goal each.
So, despite the ending of the football season and the tiredness Netherlands during two last meetings had demonstrated its brilliant positional and resultative football and it shouldn’t be written off. It doesn’t matter how will the match in Stockholm (Friday) end its final result will work in favor of the team of Dick Advocaat.
Nobody doubts that the national team of Holland will win over the obvious underdog.
Netherlands – 1.03, draw – 17.00, Luxembourg – 51.00;
Our tip: Netherlands (Asian handicap -3) - odds 1.65 5Dimes