Scotland vs Netherlands: Go Dutch for friendly win in Aberdeen

Scotland vs Netherlands: Go Dutch for friendly win in Aberdeen

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Odds: Scotland 11/5, Draw 9/4, Netherlands 6/5

Kick Off: 1945, 09/11/2017

Stadium: Pittodrie

TV: Sky Sports

Scotland and the Netherlands suffered heartbreaking disappointments in their World Cup qualifying groups and both teams will be keen to move on and start rebuilding for the future.

Gordon Strachan’s side were denied second spot in England’s pool by Slovakia on goal difference, missing out on a place in the Russia 2018 play-offs when drawing their last match in Slovenia.

Holland, meanwhile, went out via the same manner after just failing to overhaul Sweden in the race to be runners-up behind France.

Each side finished strongly, but we just think the visitors have more scope for further improvement and like 6/5 for an away win in our Scotland vs Netherlands betting predictions.

A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds

Interim Scotland coach Malky Mackay has been dealt a double blow by the withdrawal of Stoke midfielder Darren Fletcher and Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

Mackay now looks particularly short of attacking talent in a squad which features eight uncapped players hoping to make their international debuts.

“We have a longer lead-up time going into Euro 2020 now, there will be three or four friendlies before we play that first qualifier,” commented the Scottish FA’s performance director.

“With that being the case, that gives some of the younger players a chance to stake their claims to be Scotland players.”

It isn’t easy to see where the goals will come from, though, and 12/5 for Holland to win to nil stands out from the Scotland vs Netherlands odds.

A Look At Netherlands’ Betting Odds

Netherlands have missed out on their second straight major tournament, despite beating Sweden 2-0 to close with a trio of victories, with two earlier losses to France and a defeat in Bulgaria doing the damage.

However, Dick Advocaat’s return as manager did have a positive impact, with the 70-year-old winning four of his five pool games.

Holland also secured friendly victories over Morocco and Ivory Coast back in May, with Tottenham forward Vincent Janssen on target in both of those fixtures before joining Fenerbahce on loan.

Arjen Robben has now retired from international football but the Dutch have plenty of options up front, with Memphis Depay, Quincy Promes and Ryan Babel all in good form at club level.

In behind, there are lots of familiar names, with Manchester United’s Daley Blind, Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool and Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake included alongside Wesley Sneijder and Kevin Strootman.

We’re completing our Scotland vs Netherlands betting tips by taking 333/100 for the visitors to oblige by more than one goal.

Additional stats

Last result:

Slovenia 2-2 SCOTLAND – Leigh Griffiths, Robert Snodgrass

NETHERLANDS 2-0 Sweden – Arjen Robben (2)

Head-to-head: Scotland 0-1 Netherlands, Netherlands 3-0 Scotland, Netherlands 6-0 Scotland, Scotland 1-0 Netherlands, Netherlands 0-0 Scotland

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Best bets for Scotland vs Netherlands

Netherlands to win @ 6/5

Netherlands to win to nil @ 12/5

Netherlands to win by more than one goal @ 333/100