Belgium vs Netherlands

Belgium vs Netherlands

Belgium vs Netherlands :The Soccer International Friendly 2018 The Uefa Nations League is on, however, according to the games schedule, The Netherlands will play against Belgium in a friendly match on Tuesday..

Belgium vs Netherlands
International Friendly
Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

But don’t discount the Dutch’s ambition and excitement after crushing Germany in the Nations League last week. But here, Belgium is just too much. Belgium 3, Netherlands 1.
Belgium were hugely impressive at the World Cup this year, the Red Devils managing their best-ever showing at the competition with an exit at the semi-final stage to eventual winners France. The Belgians had reached the last-four on one previous occasion but this time around they earned their semi-final place thanks to wins over the likes of England and even more impressively, Brazil. They ultimately finished third in the competition thanks to their play-off win over England and confidence will certainly be pretty high in the side ahead of their meeting with the Netherlands this week, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Belgium v Netherlands.

Belgium vs Netherlands
International Friendly
Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

The Netherlands have been a shadow of their former selves in recent months and it is clear that they are struggling with an identity crisis at the moment. They have historically been one of the big hitters in the international scene but they have fallen by the wayside of late with managers coming and going with alarming regularity. Current boss Ronald Koeman has a difficult task lifting the national side to previous heights and he has enjoyed a decent start to life as head coach with the Dutch having lost just one of their last six matches across all competitions, this culminating in a 3-0 thrashing of Germany at the weekend.

Nevertheless Belgium are certainly the better side and we expect them to edge this international friendly although they won’t have things all their own way and we expect the Netherlands to play their part in making this a thoroughly entertaining affair, Coral Bookmakers going 21/20 on Belgium to win and both teams to score.

Belgium has been on fine form and they are ascending the steps of international football with the passage of time. Under the stewardship of Roberto Martinez and the presence of the blessed Eden Hazard, Belgium will be an insurmountable task on any given day and the match being at home, the visiting side will have to sweat blood for a victory.

Netherlands just decimated Germany in their UEFA Nations League game and travels to Brussels in high spirits. They would have their work cut out for them but the likes of Memphis Depay, Virgil Van Dijk etc will boost their chances.

This is going to be an exciting encounter for football fans. The free-flowing Belgian style takes on the strategic brilliance of the Orange squad. Mark your calendar for this one because this is something that should not definitely be missed.

Belgium vs. Netherlands / International – There is strong neighbouring rivalry between Belgium and Netherlands but this time the two teams will play friendly after well done job in the League of Nations.

Belgium won both so far played matches and is on its way to win the first place in the group. The Dutch weren’t that successful given they lost to France but on the other hand they soundly won Germany several days ago. The two teams mostly play friendly in recent years, where the one from 2016 had ended as 1-1 draw.

Belgium vs Netherlands begins 16.10.2018 at 20:45 CETThe biggest part of the job is finished for Belgium and they will use this gathering for a friendly with the Dutch. At the first glance the match bears no significance, however, there is big rivalry between the two national teams and victory is important for both of them for reinforcing self-confidence and proving who is better at the moment.

Belgium seems better right now in all parameters as it is the first in FIFA rank list and it won the third place at the World Cup. It also won both League of Nations matches, as well as friendly with Scotland. They easily won Iceland away 3-0 in the first round but nothing went easily against Switzerland in Basel. The guests were close to pull a draw but Lukaku was again hero of the match, this time with two goals, where the second one was scored just six minutes before the end. Vertonghen and de Bruyne are not invited and manager Martinez will probably make new changes in

The Dutch weren’t even close as successful as their hosts and it can be said that they swapped roles in last couple of years, but it can be also noticed that the Netherlands is slowly but surely returning where it objectively belongs.

They skipped two previous major competitions, however, they showed their character in the League of Nations. True, they were defeated 2-1 in France at the beginning of competition cycle but they put up solid resistance to reigning champions of the world. They shined on Saturday in the second round when they defeated another great rival Germany 3-0 in Amsterdam.

The match reminded on good old Netherlands that used belong to the very top of world’s football, where they definitely want to return.

Since Ronald Koeman took over the team the Dutch lost minimally to England and France and have defeated reigning champion of Europe, Portugal and former champions of the world, the Germans.

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium host the Netherlands on Tuesday evening at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, in what looks on paper to be one of the more mouth-watering international friendlies this week. Both teams are full of confidence after weekend wins in the Nations League, with the Dutch in particularly buoyant mood after their 3-0 destruction of Germany in Amsterdam. The Belgians of course, came so close to reaching their first ever World Cup Final in the summer, but suffered semi-final heartbreak when they were narrowly beaten by the eventual winners France. This fixture dates back over a 100 years and the hosts have the upper hand having won two of the last four meetings including a 4-2 victory last time they played host to Tuesday’s opponents. Their last meeting ended in a 1-1 draw in a friendly played in November 2016.

The Red Devils were eliminated by France in the World Cup semi-finals but have won four games since. Belgium won 2-0 against England in the third place playoff in Russia before dismantling Scotland 4-0 in an international friendly.

Belgium’s UEFA Nations League campaign is off to a good start with two wins from two. Roberto Martinez saw his side win 3-0 in Iceland before a 2-1 home win against Switzerland in a hard fought match in Brussels. Romelu Lukaku scored both goals including an 84th minute winner.