Kick Off: 1830, 04/06/2017
Stadium: De Kuip
Caretaker coach Fred Grim will be looking for a second win in charge of Holland when they entertain Ivory Coast in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Former Rangers and Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat will soon begin his third spell at the helm, but Grim enjoyed a 2-1 victory in Morocco on Wednesday and will want to maintain the momentum ahead of next week’s World Cup clash with Luxembourg.
We’re kicking off our Holland vs Ivory Coast betting tips by taking 7/4 for a home win to nil.
A Look At Holland’s Betting Odds
Holland slipped from finishing third at the 2014 World Cup to failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and they have lots of work to do on the road to Russia 2018, currently lying fourth in Group A.
Advocaat’s no-nonsense approach should eventually help to steady the ship, though, and the midweek victory in Agadir will have boosted morale, with Wesley Sneijder commenting: “It’s important that you win and that always gives you confidence.”
That was a fairly disjointed display, but featured a number of fringe players, with Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen on the scoresheet and Chelsea defender Nathan Ake making his international debut.
With the likes of Arjen Robben, Daley Blind, Kevin Strootman and Georginio Wijnaldum waiting in the wings, we like 7/1 for a 2-0 triumph in the Holland vs Ivory Coast odds.
A Look At Ivory Coast’s Betting Odds
Ivory Coast are also in something of a transitional phase and will have been disappointed not to make it past the group stage of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
A lack of goals was the problem in Gabon, with Les Elephants drawing a blank against Togo and Morocco as they failed to retain the trophy they won back in 2015.
There are still some useful players in this set-up, notably Eric Bailly and Serge Aurier at the back and Wilfried Zaha and Salomon Kalou up front, but new manager Marc Wilmots has a tricky job on his hands.
Odds of 6/5 for the visitors not to score completes our Holland vs Ivory Coast predictions.
Morocco 1-2 HOLLAND – Quincy Promes, Vincent Janssen
IVORY COAST 1-1 Benin – Inza Diabate
Head-to-head: Holland 2-1 Ivory Coast
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