Netherlands vs Kazakhstan
|Date & Time||Saturday October 10, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kazakhstan 12/1 Draw 5/1 Netherlands 1/5
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The Netherlands(dutch) simply have to win here against Kazakhstan or they are out of contention for a place in Euro2016. This has been an absolute disaster of a qualifying campaign for the dutch but they still hang in with a chance of getting into a playoff to get through to the Euro's if they can win their last two games in the Group and if Turkey slip up , Turkey have tough games left with a home match up against Iceland and away game against the Czech Republic. So the Netherlands under new manager Blind know they simply must win both games. Robin Van Persie, Memphis Depay, Sneijder and Daley Blind must now step up and be counted for the Oranje as they seek a miracle comeback to qualify for France "16.
Kazakhstan have given a decent account of themselves in this qualifying group and only lost to the Netherlands 3-1 in the reverse fixture after taking an early lead they succumbed to two late goals from the dutch. But on Saturday night they face a wounded animal as the dutch have been rightly criticised in the media and slated by their home fans. Unfortunately for Kazakhstan I think this works against them in a major way and I expect a huge backlash from this dutch team.
This dutch side is far too talented to be in the position they are in. I think that on Saturday we see the Oranje go out and perform with the shackles off, I think they put in a massive performance and I am backing them -2 on the handicap, it is a tough handicap to cover especially away from home but I think Van Persie, Huntelaar, Depay, Sneijder and Blind are going to rise to the occasion and I feel this game could be a 3 or 4 nil win for the Dutch and I expect it. This may not be enough as Turkey have them on the head to head and a win and a draw in their last two games is enough for Turkey but I think the Dutch give themselves a chance with a big win here.