Kick-off: 1945, 04/09/2021
Stadium: Philips Stadion
TV: Sky Sports
Louis Van Gaal had to settle for a share of the spoils with Norway in his first game back in the Oranje dugout and now faces another tricky assignment as Netherlands welcome Montenegro to Eindhoven.
Both of these sides sit a point behind pace-setters Turkey in Group G, Montenegro enhancing their credentials for qualification by drawing with the group leaders in Istanbul.
It is almost a year since the Netherlands last tasted defeat at home, but there is little value in their price of 2/15.
However, both teams to score has landed in six of the eight qualifiers these teams have taken part in so far and that looks a good starting point at 13/10 for our Netherlands vs Montenegro betting tips.
A Look At Netherlands’ Betting Odds
Netherlands had to come from behind in Oslo on Wednesday night as Erling Haaland’s early goal put Van Gaal’s side on the back foot at the start of his latest managerial reign.
Midfielder Davy Klaassen levelled things up 17 minutes later and both sides missed glorious chances to seal the three points in the second stanza.
It was interesting that Denzel Dumfries, one of the Dutch stars of Euro 2020, was missing from the starting line-up against Norway and the former PSV captain could return to the ranks at his former home.
The in-form Cody Gakpo has already notched up two goals at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven colours this season, while Memphis Depay is often the Netherlands’ main source of goals and has netted five times in his last seven appearances for the national team.
Holland will be looking to put on a show in Van Gaal’s first match back on home soil, so examining the 21/20.
A Look At Montenegro’s Betting Odds
Montenegro continue to catch the eye in their quest for a first appearance at the World Cup and will be full of confidence following their dramatic 2-2 draw with Turkey.
Risto Radunovic rescued a point with a stoppage-time thunderbolt as they came from 2-0 down to claim a share of the spoils at the Vodafone Park.
That was the third time in four qualification games the Brave Falcons have scored two or more goals and, following ‘stat-padding’ exercises against Latvia and Gibraltar, this was a good way to bounce back from defeat against Norway in the last round of matches.
They will be looking to hit the target once again against a Netherlands side that has at times looked vulnerable at the back.
With that in mind, there looks to be plenty of juice in 6/1 for the visitors to score at least twice and that is our final Netherlands vs Montenegro prediction.
Norway 1-1 NETHERLANDS – Klaassen
Turkey 2-2 MONTENEGRO – Marusic, Radunovic
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