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Gibraltar vs Netherlands Prediction & Match Preview

 

Gibraltar vs Netherlands Prediction & Match Preview

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30 March 2021 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET World Cup Qual

Netherlands will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Latvia when they take on Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium in what should be a training game for the Oranje. 


Frank de Boer’s troops should have scored more than five goals in their second group game, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to win Tuesday’s qualifier. 

Even though de Boer is likely to rest several first-team regulars against Gibraltar, anything but a routine win would be a major surprise.

All Gravenberch, van de Beek, Babel, and Stengs are pushing for a start. 

Gibraltar failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Norway (0-3) and Montenegro (1-4) and we do not believe that they are capable of making a miracle at Victoria Stadium. 

It has to be noted that the two national teams have never met before in a competitive match.

Gibraltar vs Netherlands: Head to Head

Teams Gibraltar Netherlands played so far 0 matches.

Gibraltar vs Netherlands: Prediction

Gibraltar in actual season average scored 0.50 goals per match. In 8 (72.73%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (54.55%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Netherlands average scored 1.83 goals per match in season 2021. In 12 (80.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (53.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Gibraltar's James Bosio came off injured 51 minutes in against Montenegro and is not expected to take part here, so Blackburn Rovers defender Louie Annesley should return to the fold.

Further changes from the defeat to Montenegro could see Liam Walker and Tjay De Barr return higher up the field, while 38-year-old captain Roy Chipolina will marshal the defence against the Netherlands' formidable attack.

Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has left the camp due to injury, with Marco Bizot being called up in his place, and the AZ Alkmaar shot-stopper may feel optimistic about his chances of earning just a second cap for the national team here.

De Boer is expected to make significant alterations for this game, so the likes of Kenny Tete, Patrick van Aanholt and Joel Veltman will hope to grasp their opportunities in defence.

Ajax starlet Ryan Gravenberch and Atalanta lynchpin Marten de Roon are in contention to start in the engine room, while Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek came on as a substitute against Latvia and will hope to earn a recall to the first XI here.

Donyell Malen and Steven Bergwijn are also options for change up front, but the veteran Ryan Babel could challenge the Oranje youngsters for a spot in De Boer's front three as well.

Gibraltar possible starting lineup:
Coleing; Sergeant, Chipolina, Wiseman, Barnett, Olivero; Walker, Annesley, Hernandez, Casciaro; De Barr

Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Bizot; Tete, De Ligt, Veltman, Van Aanholt; Gravenberch, De Roon; Berghuis, Van de Beek, Bergwijn; Malen


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