Belgium and Netherlands meet in a friendly match in Brussels on Tuesday night with neither involved in UEFA Nations League action. This looks set to be an entertaining encounter with Roberto Martinez’s side as favourites.
Where and when: Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels – 16 October, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Belgium vs. Netherlands: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: The last time these two sides was met was in November 2016 when a goal eight minutes from time from Yannick Carrasco earned the Red Devils a point after Davy Klaasen’s penalty for the Dutch.
|Over 2.5 goals||4/7||Offer|
|Romelu Lukaku anytime scorer||1||Offer|
|Belgium half time/full time||11/8||Offer|
Belgium vs. Netherlands Predictions and Preview
Both of these sides go into this friendly match in strong form and with both taking a break from Nations League action, this promises to be a close but open encounter.
Belgium have won 19 of their last 22 matches including all four matches since the World Cup and the Red Devils are unquestionably now one of world football’s elite international teams.
The Netherlands have fallen from grace in recent times but there are signs that things are improving with Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Germany there eighth victory in their last 12 matches.
This looks set to be an entertaining encounter between two sides in a rich run of goalscoring form.
Due to their winning streak and home advantage, Belgium are favourites for the clash at odds of 8/13 with the Dutch at 17/4 and the draw at 3/1.
Both sides have plenty of attacking talent which means that odds of 4/7 for over 2.5 goals represents good value, with over 3.5 goals priced at 6/4.
A ‘double chance’ on the Netherlands to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 7/5 while a Belgium win/draw outcome is at 1/7.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, as has happened in four of their last six games, such odds are available at 11/8.
One to watch for Belgium: Romelu Lukaku is his nation’s all-time leading scorer with 45 goals including five in his last three outings. He is priced at 1 to add to that tally here.
One to watch for Netherlands: Memphis Depay has scored three goals in his last three international outings, including on Saturday against Germany, and is priced at 5/2 to continue that trend here.
Long shot: Belgium have kept 10 clean sheets across their last 15 matches and have conceded just once in their most recent four. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 14/1.