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Netherlands vs Latvia Predictions & Tips - Netherlands to bounce back in Amsterdam

  • Netherlands vs Latvia predictions for Saturday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier
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Netherlands have won to nil in their last 3 matches against Latvia (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 25 Mar 2021
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Netherlands vs Latvia Predictions


Netherlands can get back to winning ways in Amsterdam against an inferior Latvia side. This should be one way traffic with a 4-0 home win predicted.

  • Netherlands have won by 2+ goals in 21 of their last 23 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Netherlands have won by 3+ goals in 6 of their last 9 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Netherlands have won to nil in 2 of their last 3 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Netherlands have won to nil in their last 3 matches against Latvia (all competitions).
  • Netherlands won 6-0 in their last home match against Latvia (European Championship qualifier).
  • Latvia have lost by 8 of their last 10 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Latvia have lost by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 6 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Latvia have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Netherlands have a 3-0 advantage against Latvia.

Netherlands won 3-0 at the 2004 European Championship in the first encounter.

They last met in the 2016 European Championship qualifiers. Netherlands won 6-0 in Amsterdam before a 2-0 win in Latvia.

Netherlands Form


Netherlands finished one point behind Italy in Group 1, League A in the UEFA Nations League. Frank de Boer’s side finished the campaign with two wins. 

Oranje beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 in Amsterdam and won 2-1 in Poland, late goals to Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum overturning an early deficit.

Netherlands’ last match was a 4-2 defeat in Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier. They were 3-0 down, goals to Davy Klaassen and Luuk de Jong getting them back in the game before conceding a late free kick.

Netherlands Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Tim Krul, Jasper Cillessen, Maarten Stekelenburg
Defenders: Kenny Tete, Joël Veltman, Patrick van Aanholt, Owen Wijndal, Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries, Matthijs de Ligt, Jerry St. Juste
Midfielders: Marten de Roon, Georginio Wijnaldum (Vice-captain), Ryan Gravenberch, Davy Klaassen, Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong
Forwards: Steven Berghuis, Steven Bergwijn, Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel, Calvin Stengs, Donyell Malen, Luuk de Jong

Defender Jerry St. Juste and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch have been called up for the first time. 

Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay lead the way with 21 international goals. 

Denzel Dumfries should replace Kenny Tete at right back, Patrick van Aanholt could replace Owen Wijndal at left back with Davy Klaassen set to start in Amsterdam.

Latvia Form


Latvia had a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign. They won one of their six matches with four draws and a defeat, finishing third in Group 1, League D.

Dainis Kazakevics’ side started their World Cup qualification campaign with a 2-1 home defeat to Montenegro. Dāvis Ikaunieks put them in front but they couldn’t hold on after having 38% possession.

Latvia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Pāvels Šteinbors, Roberts Ozols, Krišjānis Zviedris
Defenders: Vitālijs Maksimenko, Kaspars Dubra, Mārcis Ošs, Raivis Jurkovskis, Aleksandrs Solovjovs, Antonijs Černomordijs, Krišs Kārkliņš
Midfielders: Artūrs Zjuzins, Igors Tarasovs, Jānis Ikaunieks, Vladimirs Kamešs, Roberts Savaļnieks, Andrejs Cigaņiks, Mārtiņš Ķigurs, Kristers Tobers, Vladislavs Fjodorovs, Eduards Emsis, Alvis Jaunzems, Daniels Ontužāns, Aleksejs Saveljevs, Eduards Tīdenbergs
Forwards: Dāvis Ikaunieks, Vladislavs Gutkovskis, Roberts Uldriķis, Raimonds Krollis

Dāvis Ikaunieks scored his fourth international goal against Montenegro.

Don’t expect many changes to Kazakevics’ starting side here.

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Verdict

Netherlands disappointed in Turkey but have a great chance to get back to winning ways here. This should be one way traffic with a 4-0 home win predicted.

Best Bet: Netherlands -3 Handicap @-117.65 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Netherlands Win 4-0 Correct Score @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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