Match: Netherlands vs France Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Netherlands hosts France in a friendly match. The game is on Friday, March 25, from 19:45 GMT at “Amsterdam Arena”. The upcoming match will be an excellent opportunity for both coaches to see in what form are their players. Danny Blind will use the next matches start preparing for the World Cup 2018 qualifiers that start in September while Didier Deschamps wants to test some new players before he decides which players to call on Euro 2016.
The upcoming European Championships will be the first since 1984, which will take place without “Oranje”. While Danny Blind he failed to qualify the team of Euro 2016, he retained his position for the upcoming qualifiers for the World Cup and now we have to prepare the team through friendly matches, which include more matches against England, Ireland, Poland and Austria.
France recorded five wins in their last six games and despite the lack of official meetings, “roosters” showed that taken seriously preparing for Euro 2016. Didier Deschamps managed to form a strong team able to beat every opponent, and if we disregard loss them against England, then at the end of last year the team was perfect. True power in France demonstrates the incredible victory over world champion Germany 2:0 in November.
One of the stars of Leicester N’Golo Kanté will have a chance to record his first game for the national team as a reward for his fantastic performance of “The Foxes”. Another of the stars in the Premier League – Dimitri Payet is returned to the squad, as his performances with the team of West Ham apparently convinced Deschamps give him a chance in the upcoming matches. Mathieu Valbuena missed the game due to injury while Karim Benzema has no right to play for the national team. Eliaquim Mangala was replaced by defender Jérémy Mathieu Barcelona while Gameyro, Lakazet and Hatem Ben Arfa left out of the squad.
Netherlands lost their last three home games, while France, on the other hand, currently have many players that perform impressively in their clubs as Antoine Griezmann example, who has 17 goals in “La Liga” this season. Therefore, I expect France to win the upcoming match and return to winning ways after losing to England in their last meeting.