Netherlands and Belgium clash in Round 6 of the 2022-23 National League group stage matches.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 25 September 2022. The match venue is Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Latest odds on betting sites
The Netherlands to win odds are priced at 2.15 (+115 American; 23/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Belgium to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190; 19/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Netherlands — 42%, draw — 28%, Belgium — 30%.
Latest betting odds on Netherlands vs Belgium (25 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Netherlands — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Belgium — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+220; 11/5)
Match preview and statistics
The Netherlands is top of the group table with 13 points and a +7 goal difference. At this point, it is 99.9% safe to say that they’ll qualify to the semi-finals. The Dutch haven’t lost in 14 matches, with 10 wins and four draws.
They beat Poland 2-nil in their last match. Cody Gakpo opened the scoring in the 13th minute of the first half. Depay passed the ball through to Dumfries, who squared it into the six-yard box. Gakpo was there to finish it with a simple tap-in.
Steven Bergwijn doubled the lead in the 60th minute of the second half. He played a clever one-two with Vincent Janssen on the edge of the box before slotting the ball under the goalie and into the far corner. Janssen with the assist.
Team statistics: 58% possession, 10 total goals, three big chances, two shots on target, 586 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 18 fouls committed, one offside, one corner and four yellow cards.
Netherlands team news: Memphis Depay, Teun Koopmeiners and Frenkie De Jong are sidelined due to injuries.
Belgium is second in the table with 10 points and a +4 goal difference. They haven’t lost in four matches with three wins and a draw. The Red Devils beat Wales 2-1 in the previous game.
Kevin De Bruyne scored the first goal in the 10th minute of the first half. He made it 1-nil with a clinical finish, slotting a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards out. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi, who gave the incisive pass.
Batshuayi doubled the lead in the 37th minute. De Bruyne ran past Ampadu and sent in the perfect cross into the six yard box, where Batshuayi slid in to tap it into the empty net. Roberto Martinez got a red card late in the added minutes.
Team statistics: 71% possession, 19 total goals, four big chances, four shots on target, 665 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, one offside, six corners and one red card.
Belgium team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.
Netherlands vs Belgium H2H
Both teams have met each other four times in history. Each team has a win with two draws. The Netherlands won 4-1 in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
The Netherlands projected starting lineup:
- Remko Pasveer
- Jurrien Timber
- Virgil Van Dijk
- Nathan Ake
- Denzel Dumfries
- Steven Berghius
- Marten de Roon
- Daley Blind
- Wout Weghorst
- Steven Bergwijn
- Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo is the key player to watch out for. The attacker has scored in the last two matches played for the national team, making two goals in two appearances. Gakpo needs to have a good game in the upcoming fixture.
Belgium projected starting lineup:
- Thibaut Courtois
- Thomas Meunier
- Toby Alderweireld
- Jan Vertonghen
- Zeno Debast
- Axel Witsel
- Yannick Carrasco
- Youri Tielemans
- Eden Hazard
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Michy Batshuayi
Kevin De Bruyne is the key player to watch out for. He was involved in the two goals scored against Wales in the last match, dropping a top performance. In the EPL, the midfielder has six assists and a goal in seven games. Can’t wait for another brilliant display from De Bruyne against the Dutch.
Prediction and betting tips
The Netherlands is in top form ahead of their last group stage fixture. Since Louis Van Gaal was appointed, they’ve not lost a single game, with 10 wins and four draws in 14 matches. Belgium has not lost in their last four matches, with three wins and a draw.
The Dutch won 4-1 in the previous h2h matches. They have very high chances of making it to the semi-finals seeing the goal difference and points gap. Predictions for this match is both teams to score (Yes) and over 2.5 goals. Both teams are in good form and should be able to net goals. The Dutch have the home advantage in this meeting.
Betting prediction: BTTS + Over/Under — Yes & Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)