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France vs Netherlands 31 August 2017: World Cup Qualifier Preview and Predictions

Game
International
Date & Time Thursday August 31, 2017, 3:45 PM (EDT)
The Line
France (4/7) Draw (3/1) Netherlands (6/1)
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Soccer | International

There are some great games on display in this international break with a big match in Europe between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France in Paris. Both teams have had a lot of history playing in the World Cup and a win here will be wanted by both sets of teams.

The big news coming in from the Netherlands camp is the recall of their legendary striker Robin Van Persie. While this is big news for some Dutch fans, it calls for concern regarding the quality of talent available to the Dutch national team. This is a side that once dominated world football but at the current state this team is in, they will be struggling to make any impact come the time of the world cup.

France, on the other hand, look like a really strong team. This team is well balanced and I think they can do really well. This team has the best midfield in the world with a perfect balance between Pogba, Kante and Matuidi. The attack line is amazing with Griezmann, Dembele and Mbappe. This is almost the perfect team and they will be at home for this game so I am expecting a great performance and a big win for the home side.

All in all, I am prediction the France National team to win this game. I think this will be a pretty easy win for the home side. We are getting a pretty good price for this bet so it is perhaps the best bet we can make. Another good bet is in regards to the number of goals being scored. France has one of the best-attacking sides in the world while the Dutch have defensive issues so as a result, this could be a very high scoring game. Considering the price we are getting for the over 2.5 goals bet, we are getting a really good price.  

 

Pick:
France

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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