The Netherlands welcome Gibraltar to De Kuip on Monday in a World Cup qualifier the Dutch are fully expected to win with ease. The Oranje thrashed Los Llanis earlier in the year, and should run up a similar scoreline again here.
Where and when: Stadion Feijenoord – 11 October, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Netherlands vs. Gibraltar: Sky Sports
Last time: Steven Berghuis, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay (2), Georginio Wijnaldum, Donyell Malen and Donny van de Beek were all on target as Holland hammered Gibraltar 7-0 in the reverse fixture at the end of March.
Netherlands v Gibraltar Predictions and Preview
That meeting earlier in World Cup 2022 qualification was the first time the Netherlands and Gibraltar had locked horns, and it will be a scoreline the away team will be desperate to avoid in the return. There seems little chance of the Dutch tripping up though, so just how many will they win by?
The Oranje are a more solid proposition with Louis van Gaal back at the helm for a third stint as national team manager. The former Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United coach led his side to two wins from his first three games back in charge.
The Netherlands drew 1-1 away to Norway before thrashing Montenegro 4-0 and Turkey 6-1, with both of those matches on home soil, ahead of Friday’s trip to Latvia. The Oranje still have some work to do to secure automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup, but this should be an easy night at the office.
The hosts are the overwhelming favourites in this Netherlands v Gibraltar preview, while even a draw would be an astonishing turnaround from the first meeting between these countries in Group G. An away win would be one of the most remarkable upsets in Dutch football history.
There’s appears minimal chance of that happening, with another big win for Holland surely on the cards. Gibraltar picked up zero points from their opening six fixtures in this section, ahead of their clash with Montenegro on Friday night.
A Dutch victory with over 6.5 goals looks like one of the ways to extract some value out of the home win. A Netherlands win to nil should be a banker given Los Llanis only scored three times in their first six qualifiers, conceding a whopping 25 at the other end.
Van Gaal may even decide to hand lots of opportunities to fringe players in this game, despite including the likes of Memphis Depay, Donyell Malen and Steven Berghuis in his latest squad, alongside captain Virgil van Dijk and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
One to watch for Netherlands: Talented young Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch already had eight caps and one goal to his name prior to this international window, despite only turning 19 in May. He is one to watch in these Netherlands v Gibraltar predictions, and will rarely have a better chance to help himself to a goal for the Oranje.
One to watch for Gibraltar: Roy Chipolina captains the visiting Gibraltar side. The performance of the 38-year-old defender could be crucial in dictating how many goals the away team lose by on Monday night.
Long shot: If you’re looking for big odds in these Netherlands v Gibraltar tips, a scorecast could be the way to go. Holland could go one better than last time and thrash Los Llanis 8-0, while you can add Depay as the first scorer for your scorecast prediction.