Gibraltar - Netherlands predictions and free betting tips [21/11/2023]
On Tuesday, 21st November, the Gibraltar national team will face the Netherlands in the 10th round of the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Ronald Koeman's squad secured their ticket to the continental championship this past Saturday, while the hosts suffered a humbling defeat from France – 14:0.
Gibraltar: Coleing; Jolley, Sergeant, Mouelhi, R. Chipolina, J. Chipolina; Badr, Pozo, De Haro, Walker; De Barr.
Netherlands: Flekken; De Vrij, Van Dijk, Blind; Teze, Koopmeiners, Wieffer, Hartman; Stengs, Dallinga, Malen.
The match will take place in Faro at the Algarve stadium.
Unsurprisingly, the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign has been a total disaster for Gibraltar: the team hasn't managed to score any points. Worse still, the hosts couldn't score a single goal, conceding 21 times in 6 rounds before travelling to France this past Saturday. In September, the red and whites were heavily defeated in Greece (5:0), then lost to Wales (4:0), and last month they suffered another loss in their home game against Ireland (0:4).
However, all these results pale in comparison to the slaughter arranged at Parc des Princes last Saturday: France set a new record for the number of goals scored in a game (14!) and recorded the biggest victory in Euro qualifiers. Gibraltar never previously went through an entire major tournament qualifying campaign without scoring a single goal, although the chances of rectifying the situation on Tuesday will be slim. All players in the Gibraltar squad are virtually unknown to the general public, as the vast majority of them perform in the very low standard local league or lower divisions of Spain.
The Netherlands, in turn, are in 2nd place in Group B, so their Euro qualification is already officially confirmed. That said, the Oranje have not been particularly impressive in this campaign: they lost twice to France - in the first (4:0) and the second (1:2) matches, both times with a clear advantage to the opposing side. Nevertheless, the "tulips" did their job when necessary, against Greece last month (0:1), and it all ended with a minimal victory with the same score over Ireland this past Saturday – all thanks to Wout Weghorst's 12th-minute goal. Still, Ronald Koeman's charges need to take all 3 points on Tuesday to secure a comfortable draw at the Euros. Weghorst (Hoffenheim, 7 goals in 27 matches) and Malen (Borussia Dortmund, 26 matches, 5 goals) will battle for a spot at the forefront of the attack.
The Dutch have won all three previous meetings with Gibraltar, scoring 16 goals and conceding none, with the match in March ending in a convincing 3:0 victory.
Match Prediction Gibraltar – Netherlands
While a repeat of the 14:0 rout by France is not expected, Tuesday evening will be tough for Gibraltar, as the Netherlands will do everything possible to ensure the best possible goals conceded/scored ratio. Despite the rotation of the squad, Koeman's charges have no problems with another domination of the "minnow" - I'm betting on the favourite's handicap -4.5.
The Gibraltar team leads the qualifiers in terms of goals conceded (35 in seven played rounds). I am confidently betting on the individual total of the visitors over 5.5.
The Dutch are far superior to the opponent in all parameters and will win by corners with a handicap -6.5.
Yellow Cards Prediction
Neither team is noted for extreme roughness on the field, so I am betting on the total number of yellow cards to be under 3.5.
I'll go for an exact score of 0:6 in favour of the Dutch.