Spain vs Netherlands Soccer Predictions and Betting : The club football has been going on throughout the Europe with loads of entertainment for the fans amid the pandemic threat. Besides the football leagues, the UEFA Nations League and International friendlies has been a great platform for the national teams to prepare for the big tournaments in the future.
Come next Wednesday, Netherlands is all set to host Spain in a friendly game where the teams would be looking to test the bench as well as provide some confidence to their important players which will in turn affect team’s performance in a positive way. Overall, it will be a good watch for the fans to just sit back and enjoy some footballing action between nations in between their league games.
Netherlands vs Spain Soccer Predictions and Betting: Recent Form
Netherlands haven’t had a solid performance in their recent outing. They are currently struggling in 3rd place in the Group 1 of the Nations league with just 1 win in 4 games putting a lot of question marks over their form.
To add fuel to this, they have won just 2 games in their last 6 appearances scoring just 7 goals in that period. It is important for them to pull up the socks in order to get back to winnings ways and what better way to do it in a friendly game.
On the other hand, Spain haven’t had a good time in world tournaments for a while now after that victory in 2010 and have looked to work towards it with some good performances in the Nations League.
They are currently the leader in Group 4 with 2 wins but that last defeat against Turkey should be a reminder for them that they cannot afford to remain complacent or take any games lightly if they have to do well in the World Cup at Qatar. They have won 3 of their last 6 games scoring at a rate of 1.83 per game and have a great opportunity on their hands to gain some confidence from this clash.
Netherlands vs Spain international friendlies: Head-to-head
Recent Meeting: Netherlands won against Spain with a 2-0 margin in an international friendly.
Spain vs Netherlands Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Netherlands will probably go in with a 5-3-2 formation whereas Spain would like to field a 4-3-3 in this international friendly clash.
The Spain attack has the service of Ansu Fati, the youngster from Barcelona who has 6 goals in 17 games along with more than 84.3% pass completion and 1.5 key passes per game.
Dani Olmo is yet another young blood who has a very special finishing touch and has scored thrice along with three assists in 9 outings. Adama Traore will join them in the frontline who is yet to score in the last 10 outings and will have to step up in the coming games. He is impressive in the air with 0.9 aerials won per game and a 71.2% pass success along with 0.6 shot on target, 0.9 key passes.
The Netherlands attack has to start pressing instead of leaning back to score goals. The attack has the services of Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay. Luuk de Jong has so far scored 4 goals in 15 outings with 70.9% pass accuracy. In addition to that, he has 1.5 tackles, 0.5 key passes and 0.2 dribbles per game.
Memphis Depay strengths include finishing and providing with key passes. The Dutch forward has scored 5 goals and 4 assists in 13 games along with 79.1% pass accuracy and 3.2 shots on target.
The Spain has the service of one of the best defenders Sergio Ramos who not only defends but can also score. He has 5 goals in 16 games and includes a 92.7% pass success rate with 1.8 aerials and 1.9 clears per game.
Pau Torres joins him in the backline whose strength is to give crosses and counter attacks neatly. He has 90.3% pass completion, 0.6 tackles, 2.7 clears and 0.7 blocks per game in the last 13 appearances.
Jesus Navas will be another important candidate for the defense who has been effective in creating chances and is a set piece threat. He has 0.8 tackles, 0.9 clears and a pass completion rate of 83.4%.
The Dutch will have to be led by Stefan de Vrij and Nathan Ake after Virgil Van Dijk is suffering from an injury.
Vrij’s strength is passing and has 93.1% accuracy along with 1.6 aerial duels won per game. Along with this he has 2.3 interceptions and most importantly 2 clears that will rattle opponent’s momentum.
Nathan Ake is exceptional in blocking incoming attacks and is an indirect set piece threat. The Manchester City defender has 83.9% pass accuracy and is exceptional in aerial duels winning 1.4 duels per game along with a tackle every game. The duo will have to supported by Blind and Hateboer to make sure that they prevent the opposition attack to get into a comfortable position.
Netherlands vs Spain international friendlies: Predicted Winner
The international friendly between Netherlands and Spain in the Amsterdam Arena on 12th November at 8.45pm local time.
Spain was on a winning spree until they faced Ukraine in the last game whereas Netherlands are looking for some winning momentum after a series of dry games for the side. Overall, it will be a nice game for both the teams to prepare for the upcoming UEFA Nations League and the upcoming 2022 World Cup.