Italy – Netherlands: who is stronger?
Away Italy beat the Netherlands, but whether the Italians will be able to play also successfully on October 14 at home – you will find the answer in the forecast. What to expect from teams?
Italy has seriously added and rejuvenated with the arrival of Roberto Mancini – from a team that modest Sweden did not allow to enter the World Cup, Squadra Azzurra turned into a grandee, which earns 30 points in 10 qualifying matches for the European Championship, scoring almost four dozen goals.
In the League of Nations, the Italians are not yet so convincing – in the first round they could not beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in their field, which they easily beat twice in the Euro qualifier. However, in the second round there were much fewer mistakes in defense, which made it possible to beat the Netherlands with a score of 1: 0.
In October, Italy played a friendly match with Moldova, in which Mancini used the reserve – Stefan El Shaaravi brilliantly returned to the national team with a double, and Francesco Caputo also scored the first goal for the Azzurra squadron.
In the last round, Italy could not beat Poland away, although it had an advantage throughout the meeting – a goalless draw allowed the Italians to remain in first place in the group.
The Netherlands national team was left without a head coach in the summer – Ronald Koeman took over the leadership of Barcelona. Under the leadership of a temporary mentor in the person of Dwight Lodevezhes, the Orangemen started in the League of Nations and beat Poland 1-0 at home in the first round, without showing the former excitement and activity in the attack.
The second round turned out to be even more difficult for the Netherlands – at home they lost 0: 1 to their main rival in the struggle for leadership in the person of Italy. In October, Frank De Boer made his debut at the helm of the national team and the debut came out, to put it mildly, unsuccessful – using a large number of main players, the new coach of the “orange” failed, losing 0: 1 to Mexico at home.
In the last match, the Netherlands scored a goalless draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina at a party, failing to get ahead of the Italian national team, which has one point more.
Italy beat Netherlands 1-0 in away match
Italy has not lost to the Netherlands in any of the last six matches – three wins and three draws
Italy have won seven in their last eight home games
The Netherlands have not won in any of the last three matches – two losses and a draw
09/07/20 Netherlands Italy 0: 1
06/04/18 Italy Netherlands eleven
03/28/17 Netherlands Italy 12
After the hardest last season for all of its representatives, the Italian national team is gradually gaining momentum – while the victories of Scuadre Azzurre are not given as easily as in the selection for Euro, but at the same time the team is progressing with each match.
The Netherlands, in turn, has a completely different situation – the team is clearly on the decline, the new coach is still looking for himself in the team, the game leaves much to be desired. In such a state, it will be extremely difficult for the “orange” to oppose anything to Italy, which plays destructively at home and will obviously only tune in to win today.
We believe that guests have no chance. Forecast – victory for Italy . In BC Winline this outcome is offered with odds of 2.07