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There is one final round of fixtures in the UEFA Nations League, and one of these has Netherlands up against Belgium. They will kick off this last round match this coming Sunday at Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Their latest encounter in the UEFA Nations League was a belter of a game, which finished with a 1-4 scoreline. An uncommon result, but we would not mind a similar goal fest this coming Sunday.

With Netherlands on 13 points as number one and Belgium on ten points as number two we enter the final round of the group stage.

Whereas hosts Netherlands sit as number eight in the FIFA world ranking, visitors Belgium arrive as number two. It certainly has the look of a close encounter this coming Sunday.

There are no shortage of goals, when Netherlands enter the pitch, as they pulled off a formidable average of 2.8 goals per game. An excellent total of 28 goals scored, while allowing 11 goals against. The latter makes an average of 1.1 conceded per game. During this run, they fought their way to three clean sheets.

Belgium are brimming with confidence in front of goal before the upcoming away match in the UEFA Nations League, as they can show off very handsome numbers from their previous ten games. The visitors scored 2.1 times on average per match, for a total of 21 goals. They also let in 13 goals, leaving an average of 1.3 per match. They fought their way to two clean sheets.

Netherlands vs Belgium Prediction

In their last three matches, Netherlands won 1-2 against Wales, before settling for a point in a 2-2 draw against Poland. They were back on top last time out, defeating Wales 3-2. Netherlands went through their previous 8 matches in front of their home crowd unbeaten.

Belgium are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating Poland by 6-1. This was followed by a 1-1 with Wales and a 0-1 win against Poland. Belgium claimed two wins against three draws and one defeat in their last six away matches. The scoreline from these matches reads six goals conceded and seven scored.

First place is at stake here Belgium not only needing a win, but also a win big enough to overturn the deficit from their first encounter. Even a small enough defeat is enough for the Netherlands to claim first place.

Are Netherlands good enough currently to justify the prices with the bookies, when they face Belgium at Johan Cruijff ArenA? It could be tight, but considering form and match history, we believe the home side represents the best betting option.

Netherlands have gone through an impressive eight games at Johan Cruijff ArenA now without losing even once.

Netherlands vs Belgium Stats

  • Netherlands have not lost 25 of the last 27 matches
  • Netherlands have scored in 25 of the last 26 matches
  • Netherlands have not lost 15 of the last 16 home matches
  • In the last 6 matches in a row Netherlands played, both teams scored
  • Netherlands have scored in 15 of the last 16 home matches
  • Belgium have scored in the last 48 matches in a row
  • Belgium have scored in 37 of the last 38 away matches
  • Belgium have not lost 16 of the last 18 away matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 matches Belgium played, both teams scored
  • Belgium have not lost 7 of the last 8 matches

Netherlands vs Belgium Team News

Netherlands vs Belgium H2H

Netherlands ran out 1-4 winners the last time these two rivals played each other and are definitely planning to claim three points again on Sunday. Netherlands outclassed Belgium in their latest encounter, when they claimed a 4-1 win. The bookies have Netherlands to win this match at best price odds of 2.26.

Netherlands vs Belgium Results

Both teams found the back of the net six times in the past seven matches between home side Netherlands and Belgium. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 1.49.

Netherlands vs Belgium Betting Tips

It is difficult to look past Michy Batshuayi, when searching for a goalscorer, as he is seems in wonderful shape. He hit the target three times in recent UEFA Nations League matches for Belgium, with a total for the season saying three goals scored in this UEFA Nations League campaign. With three goals lately for Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League, Memphis Depay is also a player to look out for.

Netherlands claimed seven wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing one. Belgium won five of their last 10 away games, as they also drew four and lost one of these matches. In their previous 10 away games Belgium scored the opening goal six times, with Netherlands getting the first goal in seven of their last 10 games on home soil.

Over 2.5 goals came up three times in the previous seven encounters between Netherlands and Belgium, as Netherlands scored 1.57 goals on average per game and Belgium averaging 1.56 goals. Both teams scored in six times of these matches. Netherlands performed an average of 2.8 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 2.1 times in those matches.