Italy vs. Netherlands 10/14/20 UEFA Nations League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Italy 1-2-0, Netherlands 1-1-1
10/14/20 2:45 pm
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Italy is welcoming Netherlands to Gewiss Stadium in round 4 in the UEFA Nations League.
Italy has been in great form, and they haven’t lost any of their last 17 games. In their first three Nations League games, Italy has scored only 2 goals while conceding 1 goal. With 5 points, Italy is in first place in their group. In their last Nations League match against Poland on the road, Italy was the better team with 61% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. There were some good chances on both ends in this game, but neither of the teams was able to score a goal, and this game ended in a 0-0 draw. Sensi and Barella have each scored 1 goal for Italy so far in the Nations League, while Immobile and Insigne added 1 assist each. Italy is a good team that has improved a lot over the last few years, but they have been struggling offensively against the stronger teams. There is still a lot of time before the Euro Cup next year, and that leaves coach Mancini plenty of time to get his offense going, but nonetheless, Italy will be one of the best teams in the Euro Cup next year.
Netherlands has been a huge disappointment as of late, and they have scored only 1 goal in their last 4 games while conceding 2 goals. Netherlands hasn’t won any of their last 3 games, and I believe that is because they have a new coach, Frank De Boer. Before De Boer took over the Netherlands national team, they have been playing some of the best soccer in Europe, but now, they are just an average team. In their last match against Bosnia on the road, Netherlands has had 70% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. Netherlands was the dominant team in this match, but as I’ve said earlier, Netherlands has been struggling offensively for a while, and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Netherlands is in second place in the Nations League standings with 4 points, 1 scored goal and 1 conceded goal. Bergwijn is the only goalscorer for Netherlands so far, while Hateboer added 1 assist. Netherlands has a lot of good players, and coach De Boer has a lot of work to do before the Euro Cup next year, especially in the attacking end, if he remains the head coach until then.
When playing at home, Italy has not lost to Netherlands in their last 4 games, while Netherlands hasn’t lost in their last 5 games on the road. Italy is in much better form here, and they are a slight favorite in this match. Netherlands is terrible in the attacking end, but they are solid defensively, and for that reason, I will give this a shot at a draw.