Netherlands vs Sweden Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualification

9th October 2017 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions

This surely has to come down to pride for the Netherlands. They are not going to make it to the World Cup unless something truly remarkable happens in this fixture. Because Sweden smashed Luxembourg 8-0 on the weekend, it means that the Oranje have to, in turn, beat Sweden by seven goals to get the better of them in goal difference and claim second placed in Group A. That’s not likely. Sweden too have the incentive of top spot still being open as they go into this one just the one point back of group leaders France.

Netherlands vs Sweden Odds

Netherlands 8/11, Draw 14/5, Sweden 7/2

Netherlands vs Sweden Betting Tips

It is highly unlikely that we will be seeing the Dutch at the World Cup next summer. In order for them to get there they would have to win this game by seven goals against the Swedes. That’s as unlikely an outcome as it gets. Still, they can play for some pride on home soil to finish the campaign with and have a go at his. Even if they win though, it won’t really ease the pain of missing the World Cup, especially after missing Euro 2016 as well. That’s major malfunctions from them. The Netherlands have collected 16 points from a W5 D1 L3 record in the group, which isn’t all that bad really, but it was always going to be a tough battle in a group with Sweden and France to contend with. With just one point from the three games against France and Sweden so far in the group, coupled with a defeat against Bulgaria has hurt them. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 returns a price of 8/15 because the Dutch can just try and play.

The Dutch took a good 1-1 draw in Sweden when the two nations met earlier in the campaign, but the Netherlands have won their last two on home soil against the Swedes. Both teams to score at bet365 is a price of 8/15 and that has happened in each of the last five meetings between the two nations. Arjen Robben is top scorer for the Dutch in the group and he is joint 13/10 anytime goalscorer favourite at bet365 alongside Bas Dost. So a seven goal margin of victory is pretty much off the table, but they do have some decent home form and have nothing to lose in this one. They should threaten. The Netherlands have posted a W3 L1 record at home in the campaign.

Sweden produced a fantastic performance to beat Luxembourg 8-0 on the weekend. While they were always expected to beat the minnows, by keeping going and producing such a big scoreline, it increased the goal difference gap between themselves and the Netherlands to the point where they have no pressure on themselves in what could have otherwise been a tricky away game. But there is something in this for Sweden too, because they can challenge for top spot with a victory in this one if the French, who leads Sweden by one point, slip up in their final game. So Sweden have reason to attack. Marcus Burg, who got four on the weekend, now has eight goals in qualification for them and he is a price of 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. Overall the Swedes have posted a W6 D1 L2 record in the campaign, the only defeats happening home and away against France. Away from home, they have gone W2 L2 with defeats in France and Bulgaria. This should be a good open game and a Netherlands 2-1 correct score is a price of 15/2 and has appeal.

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