France vs Netherlands

France host Holland in a round of World Cup qualifying with the aim of securing a spot on the plane to Russia. To start of this campaign they have won 4 and draw 1 out of their 6 games with 13 points; level with Sweden at this stage. France will come into this game with a strong team that should start this encounter against Holland with the likes of Greizmann, Lacazette, Pogba, Matuidi, Kante among their attacking lineup that should start this game. In the 6 games so far, France have scored 11 goals, with just one match against Belarus seeing them draw 0-0. In their last qualifying match, they were upset 2-1 by Sweden; and will be looking to improve on their performance especially on the 1-0 win against Holland earlier in the campaign.

Holland are going through a transition period; but have still grabbed 10 points from their 6 games so far; to keep them in the hunt, just 3 points behind France heading into this encounter. Holland will feel confident of scoring when you look at their recent trend where they hit 10 goals in their last 2 games against Ivory Coast and Luxemborg. Even prior to that they managed to find the back of the net against Morocco, Belgium, Sweden and Italy in their previous encounters. The likes of van Persie, Robben, Depay, Sneijder, Bast Dost and Jansenn among a few of their strong players.
This game promises to be entertaining especially when both defenses haven’t been at their best at neither club or international level; so I expect goals to flow; over 2,2.5 goals.

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