Northern Ireland faces a glamour tie when travelling to Holland in this Euro 2020 qualifier. Armchair fans can keep pace with this match live on Sky Sports from 7.45pm on Thursday evening and it’s sure to attract the attention of both fans of the away team and casual football lovers desperate to get a check on Holland’s comeback. Here are our top Holland v Northern Ireland betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
Very few are giving this spirited Northern Ireland side a chance of getting anything on Dutch soil, but the visitors have impressed during this qualification campaign and are involved in a three-way fight for top of Group C. Germany go into the round in pole position on 12 points, level with Norn Iron and three ahead of Holland who have a game in hand. This really couldn’t be any tighter.
Win in front of their own fans and Netherlands will boost their chances of getting out of the group, either as winners or runners up behind Germany. Lose and things will become uncomfortable very quickly. The tension will be obvious in this match with both teams knowing exactly what defeat means to their chances. They have battled hard so far and won’t want to give it all up at this late stage of the season.
A No Brainer for Holland?
The betting is behind Holland, as was expected, and those eager to get their cash down on a home win will have to make do with the 1/6 available at Ladbrokes. That’s probably too tight. A draw is 13/2 at 10bet with an upset win for Northern Ireland as big as 20/1 with Ladbrokes. They deserve better than that and we’re taking an interest play for a small stake. Let’s hope for a dream start to the weekend.