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Netherlands vs Belgium Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

UEFA Nations League A Group 4 Top Spot at Stake

Not So Friendly

Yes, the UEFA Nations League is a friendly tournament, but the current edition happens to be the last chance for all teams participating in the World Cup to finish preparations. And what better way to do so than facing other title contenders?

That’s exactly the case for the Netherlands and Belgium, who’ll collide on Sunday with a ticket to the Final Four on the line. Advancing to the Final Four means two more quality games prior to the World Cup. Not advancing means staying at home and just waiting.

Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring a goal
MASSIMO RANA - POOL - AFP

As expected, the Flying Dutchmen come in as the soccer betting favorites, but the Red Devils are also on a roll.

Let’s check the latest UEFA Nations League odds, stats, injury reports and UEFA Nations League predictions for Netherlands vs Belgium. We’ve plenty of UEFA Nations League odds for you to consider.

Netherlands: Like No Other

The Netherlands has the highest points total of any League A side. Midweek, the Flying Dutchmen had no trouble fulfilling their role as betting online favorites against Poland, winning 2-0. Cody Gakpo and Steven Bergwijn were the scorers.

Defensively, Virgil van Dijk always controlled Robert Lewandowski. Nathan Ake and Jurrien Timber helped a little, meaning Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij were able to rest. In other words, this team has talent to spare on both sides of the field.

Their previous two home games were against Poland and Wales. They drew 2-2 against Lewandowski and Co. while defeating the Dragons 3-2.

No other team has scored more goals than the Netherlands’ 13. Memphis Depay is the team’s top scorer with three goals, followed by Bergwijn with two. In total, eight different players have scored. Talk about a team effort!

As mentioned, the Flying Dutchmen dominate the Las Vegas odds with a +135 price. Considering they’ve lost only one of their last 16 home games, that’s a very tempting deal.

Belgium: Nothing to Lose

Let’s see. Belgium sits in second place, three points behind the Netherlands. If the Red Devils want to finish atop the group, they must defeat the Flying Dutchmen by three goals. The good news is that they’re already saved from relegation, so losing wouldn’t be a catastrophe.

Playing without too much pressure will definitely help, just like it did midweek when the Red Devils defeated Wales 2-1. Kevin De Bruyne scored the opener in the first half while Michy Batshuayi sealed the deal in the second.

We often talk about Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard or Dries Mertens, but Batshuayi is the team’s top scorer with three goals.

Like the Netherlands, the Red Devils also have talent to spare. The following players didn’t start against Gareth Bale and Wales: Lois Openda, Dries Mertens, Charles De Ketelaere, Leandro Trossard, Hans Vanaken, Timothy Castagne and Alexis Saelemaekers. C’mon, that’s basically another team.

You won’t find a more tempting underdog to include in your soccer picks than the Red Devils, especially at +200.

Netherlands vs Belgium Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 128
  • Netherlands Victories: 56 (284 goals)
  • Belgium Victories: 41 (221 goals)
  • Draws: 31

The first leg between these two was a huge surprise. Everybody was expecting a close contest, but the Netherlands went to Belgium and had no mercy on the Red Devils, crushing them 4-1. Bergwijn, Depay (twice) and Denzel Dumfries were the scorers.

The last time they met in Amsterdam, it ended 1-1. It was in 2016, but several players who played in that game will also be on the field this Sunday, especially on Belgium’s side.

Netherlands vs Belgium Match Information

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 25
  • Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Location: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Netherlands vs Belgium Live Stream: fubo.tv

Netherlands vs Belgium Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Netherlands pk -145 +135 2½  -135o 1½  +105o

1½  -135u

Belgium pk +115 +200 2½  +105u 1½  +140o

1½  -170u

Draw +255

Netherlands vs Belgium Prediction

Forget about another blowout. However, if there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. We’re talking about the top two scoring teams in League A with 13 and 11 goals, respectively. The Red Devils are eager to prove that the first-leg result was a mistake. Plus, they only lost one of their last 11 games on the road. So buckle up for a highly entertaining draw with Depay and Batshuayi as the stars.

Score Prediction: Netherlands 2, Belgium 2

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