On November 18, the match of the 9th round of qualifying for Euro 2024 will take place at the Johan Cruyff Arena (Amsterdam), in which the Dutch national team will meet the Irish national team. The match will begin at 21:45 Kyiv time.
The national team could have received a new coach before the start of the autumn period – at least several candidates to replace Koeman were seriously discussed. And such a decision would not surprise anyone, because Ronald’s return to the post of head coach was not planned. The re-debut turned out 0:4 in Paris with the French. And the June final four of the Nations League, which took place in the Netherlands, brought successive defeats from Croatia and Italy. But in close matches in the fall, the Orange were able to win both against Greece (twice, 3:0 and 1:0) and against Ireland (away 2:1). True, progress should not be overestimated, and in October, hosting Mbappe and company here in Amsterdam, the team received a double from Kylian, and only in the 83rd minute was Hartmann’s prestige goal. So now there are 12 points, the same as the Greeks. True, they played 1 more match.
The team was unable to somehow prove itself in this cycle. However, this was no longer particularly expected from her – the Eire have long been considered at most as average. There are smart players, and many play in the Premier League, but serious stars cannot be found. As a result, the team has not made it anywhere for a long time. But even against the general background, almost nothing has happened now – after all, a couple of victories over Gibraltar are always taken out of the equation, since they are still very weak. But in all other fights, not only with France and the Netherlands, but even with the Greeks, there were only defeats. As a result, now there remains the last chance to somehow slam the door, except that in the end there will still be a friendly match with exotic New Zealand.
Statistics of personal meetings
In head-to-head matches, Dutch victories and draws alternate. This series was extended by September 2:1 in Dublin.
Bookmakers believe that the Netherlands will play more confidently at home than away. We bet on the hosts with a handicap of -1.5 goals (odds – 1.69)
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