Netherlands 1-2-1, Bosnia & Herzegovina 0-2-2
11/15/20 12 pm
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Netherlands is welcoming Bosnia & Herzegovina to Johan Cruijff Arena in round 5 in the UEFA Nations League.
Since getting a new head coach, Netherlands has been terrible, and they have won only 1 of their last 6 games. Netherlands is now on a 3-game draw streak, and they have scored only 2 goals in their last 5 games. In their latest match, Netherlands was playing against Spain in a friendly game, and it ended in a 1-1 draw. In their last Nations League game, Netherlands was facing Italy on the road, and they have had 45% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. We saw one goal on each side in the first half, and this game also ended in a 1-1 draw. Netherlands is now in 3rd place in their group with 5 points, 2 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. Netherlands still has a chance to advance to the next stage, but they need a win here. Bergwijn and Van de Beek have each scored 1 goal for Netherlands so far. Van Dijk is injured, and Netherlands will miss him dearly. Nothing is working in Netherlands at this time, and I don’t think coach De Boer will last for much longer here.
Bosnia is in terrible form, and that has cost them in the Euro Cup qualification playoffs where they lost to Northern Ireland after the penalty shootout. Bosnia is in the last place in their Nations League group with only 2 points, 2 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals. Bosnia has won only 1 of their last 9 games, and they don’t look to be improving anytime soon. Earlier this week Bosnia has lost to Iran in a friendly match 0-2. In their latest Nations League game, Bosnia was playing against Poland on the road, and they have had only 36% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Bosnia has lost this match 3-0. Hajradinovic and Dzeko have each scored 1 goal for Bosnia so far in the Nations League. Dzeko is not available to Bosnia in this international break, and that is a huge blow for them. Theoretically, Bosnia can still reach the top, but they need to win both of their games in the Nations League, and there aren’t any indications that might happen. Bosnia has some good players, but they are a crappy team that is playing lousy soccer.
These two teams have played only once in the past, and that was a month ago in Bosnia. That game ended in a 0-0 draw. Netherlands is the better team here, but they are not playing well, and neither does Bosnia. I will take a leap of faith here, and I will side with Netherlands because they need a win here, and they are playing at home.