Morocco vs Holland: Atlas Lions may be more focused

Morocco vs Holland: Atlas Lions may be more focused

Kick Off: 1830, 31/05/2017

Stadium: Grand Stade d’Agadir

Morocco and Holland will meet for the third time in Agadir on Wednesday night and the hosts are fancied to come out on top in this international friendly.

The Dutch prevailed 2-1 at the 1994 World Cup but the Atlas Lions gained some revenge when prevailing by the same scoreline in a friendly in 1999.

On this occasion, we like 2/1 for the North African team to claim victory in our Morocco vs Holland betting tips.

A Look At Morocco’s Betting Odds

Morocco were far from disgraced at the African Cup of Nations back in January, winning two of their three group-stage games by beating Togo 3-1 and Ivory Coast 1-0.

They were then edged out 1-0 in the quarter-finals by eventual finalists Egypt on a poor pitch in Port-Gentil but the signs were evident that this is becoming a difficult team to beat once again.

Subsequent friendly results have backed up that view, with a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso and a 1-0 success against Tunisia both coming in Marrakech.

The Atlas Lions will be looking for another positive result ahead of an upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifier in Cameroon and appeal at 19/2 to oblige 2-1 in our Morocco vs Holland predictions.

A Look At Holland’s Betting Odds

Holland, now managed by Dick Advocaat and assistant Ruud Gullit, have named an experienced squad for this game, with captain Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder boasting well over 200 caps between them.

Manchester United defender Daley Blind and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum are also included but the feeling is that next week’s Rotterdam double-header against Ivory Coast and Luxembourg are regarded as more significant.

With just seven points from five World Cup qualifying games, the Netherlands are only fourth in Group A behind France, Sweden and Bulgaria, so can ill afford a slip-up in the second of those clashes at De Kuip.

Just getting through this contest without any injuries may be the target, so we like 15/4 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game from the Morocco vs Holland odds.

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Last result:

MOROCCO 1-0 Tunisia – Younes (og)

HOLLAND 1-2 Italy – Romagnoli (og)

Head-to-head: Morocco 1-2 Holland, Holland 1-2 Morocco