France vs Netherlands Preview

France vs Netherlands

Competition – World Cup Qualifying

Stadium – Stade de France

Date: 31st August 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Live in-play betting – 

France will be looking to bounce back from their loss to Sweden with a victory that could seriously damage the prospect of their visitors in this match.

The French men are in a three horse race with Sweden and Netherlands for a place in next year’s world Cup.

Sweden currently top the table after a shock 2-1 win over France with the French men only behind them on goal difference, while the Netherlands are three points behind the duo, and Bulgaria one point behind the Netherlands which makes this encounter an interesting one to bet on.

All four teams play each other this week and results could separate the best from the rest.

The French will be slight favourites for this match however don’t expect the Netherlands to just roll over at the Stade de France .

The situation is obviously bleak for the Dutch men but a loss in this game could all but confirm that they will not be finishing in the top two.

The Oranje have been struggling to impress since they finished third at the 2014 World Cup under the leadership of Louis Van Gaal.

However, since Dick Advocaat took over there has been an upturn of results and this game offers them an opportunity to continue a good run of form.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

France

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W France 3-2 England Jun 13, 2017 International Friendly
L Sweden 2-1 France Jun 9, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W France 5-0 Paraguay Jun 2, 2017 International Friendly
L France 0-2 Spain Mar 28, 2017 International Friendly
W Luxembourg 1-3 France Mar 25, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA

Netherlands

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Netherlands 5-0 Luxembourg Jun 9, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
W Netherlands 5-0 Ivory Coast Jun 4, 2017 International Friendly
W Morocco 1-2 Netherlands May 31, 2017 International Friendly
L Netherlands 1-2 Italy Mar 28, 2017 International Friendly
L Bulgaria 2-0 Netherlands Mar 25, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Netherlands 0-1 France Oct 10, 2016 World Cup Qualifying – UEFA
Netherlands 2-3 France Mar 25, 2016 International Friendly
France 2-0 Netherlands Mar 5, 2014 International Friendly
Netherlands 4-1 France Jun 13, 2008 European Championship
Netherlands 0-0 France Mar 31, 2004 International Friendly

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