UEFA Nations League France vs Netherlands
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, France will receive their defeat at 20:45 (CET) for the second matchday of the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League in Group 1. While the German national football team will be free of play for the second of only six matchdays In a group of three, which is just about to see all the teams in the change, the Grande Nation has to play the second competitive game in the newly introduced competition early in the season. And although this time in Saint-Denis will enjoy the home advantage in front of their own fans, so it goes on hard. After all, the Elftal is considered one of the strongest football nations in the world, although you had to last several setbacks to get over, not only missed the European Championship in 2016, but also the 2018 World Cup. As far as the odds are concerned, France, as the reigning world champion, is the clear favorite against the Netherlands, but will nevertheless have a really tough match in front of the chest, which has to be accepted and won first. In this article, we have looked a little more closely at the eagerly awaited encounter in the German Nations League group. After analyzing the starting position and current status of both teams, we also want to provide you with a sound forecast of France against the Netherlands at the end of the article, including head-to-head comparison and current odds, with the best possible tip you can give here ,
At least the starting position is crystal clear: After Germany has shown on the first matchday against France again clearly conceived and especially on the defensive was very stable, the descent from the league A, which threatens the group third at the end, meet each of the top three nations , And although the standing of this competition is undoubtedly quite low, this relegation to league B would be a catastrophe for all three nations. Because: the draw of the qualification groups for the European Championship 2020 will not be based on the rankings in the world rankings but on the position in the Nations League. If you are only classified in league B, you have to expect very unpleasant tasks in qualifying for the next big tournament – and that would be exactly the one for the Netherlands, which has now twice failed in regular death groups in qualifying unbelievably bitter matter. All the more important that the Elftal continue in this away game in Saint-Denis their reparation course, which had been under coach Ronald Koeman last, when you could achieve a number of respectable results after the botched World Cup qualification. Among other things, a 3-0 win over Portugal and a respectable 1-1 draw against Italy.
Now it will be serious again for Oranje, if you after the shaky 2: 1 victory in the friendly against Peru will play its first competitive match in the supposedly new era, in which it just goes against the reigning world champion. Let’s take a closer look at the shape of the two teams.
France – Except for Areola nothing new
The French national football team has called in its first match after the achieved in Russia second star on well-tried. Coach Didier Deschamps summarily sent the same ten outfield players in exactly the same formation that also won the 2018 World Cup Final against Croatia. Only the injured goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) had to be represented by Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), which, however, should prove to be a great strength of the Équipe Tricolore. Legend Gianluigi Buffon’s competitor kept the Grande Nation on multiple occasions and fished several balls off the line, which were anything but taken for granted. With that, France has also confirmed its defensive route, with which they have already done very well in the last two major tournaments (EC Final 2016 and World Champion 2018): leave the ball to the opponent, stand compactly and then at the right moment in forced ball losses of the Switch opponents lightning fast and strike in front with the fast and efficient strikers Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) and Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) ice cold. All that was missing to succeed with this successful tactic against Germany, on the one hand, was an offensive and risk-averse opponent, the “the team” with a focus on defensive stability did not want to be, and probably the last percentage points in terms Fitness. Because of the late summer break, not all players of “Les Bleus” are back in the bucket. Maybe a shortcoming against well-fed Dutch?
Netherlands – take the opportunity to make amends
At least it turns out at such an early stage at such an early stage in the 2018/19 season yet such an advantage that the Dutch national football team did not have to play a long and exhausting tournament in Russia, although all players love to do so over their long summer vacation would have exchanged. The more one is now looking for reparation and would like to reconcile his own fans after the last good results, although the farewell match of Wesley Sneijder in Amsterdam on Thursday evening against Peru by a hair bad went. They were 1-0 down after scoring 0-1 on 60 minutes before former Premier League player Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon) was able to turn the game and his side scored two goals. Thus, the new coach Ronald Koeman has now remained four games in series without defeat and had only beaten in his very first match as a bond coach of the English national football team. Overall, a change is quite evident, because with the exception of the 31-year-old striker Ryan Babel (Besiktas Istanbul), all players are under 30, while with the young trio Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek and Frenkie de Jong (all Ajax Amsterdam) are to ripen three players from the Dutch runner-up to wearing players, who could play as well as old for U21. This also applies to Justin Kluivert (AS Roma), who migrated to Italy, who could also become the face of a somewhat more successful Dutch football generation. Now it is important to insist on the reigning world champion.
France vs Netherlands Record – Previous meetings
There have been a total of 26 clashes between France and the Netherlands and with twelve games won, the Grande Nation is just ahead of the pack, although Oranje have come up with ten wins in just four draws. But: in the last duel Elftal lost away here in Saint-Denis as part of the 2018 World Cup qualifier with 0: 4, which had sealed the re-missed a big tournament of his time. Is it possible to compete better with the World Champion?
France vs Netherlands Football Betting Tips
At least the bookmakers do not really expect it, because in the odds France is the clear favorite against the Netherlands. An assessment that must be signed almost inevitably, before the Elftal can finally prove in a competitive match against such a great opponent again that they have lost none of the competitiveness, with the one in the summer of 2010 in the World Cup finals in South Africa had been. Against the French style of play you need not only an absolutely waterproof defense, but also a lot of ball security. Aspects that come first and foremost from experience that the highly rejuvenated team is lacking. In our forecast for France against the Netherlands, we therefore assume that there is now a fee for Oranje to pay, which is why we recommend Tip 1 for the home victory of the Equipe Tricolore.
Betting Tips: Tip 1 (France)
Bet Tip: Tip X (draw)
Prediction of the Day: Tip 2 (Netherlands)