Tip Netherlands - Belarus
The Netherlands have failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments. There has been some improvement though and this summer will see them in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals where they take on England. Winning that tournament will take them into the 2020 European Championships but failing that they can qualify via this group. It's not the easiest of ones as they again have to face Germany plus Northern Ireland, Belarus and Estonia with the top two teams qualifying. The Netherlands are unbeaten in their last four games including home wins over Germany and France. Seven of their last eight home matches havve been won, with the only loss being to England.
Belarus lost 4-1 away to the Netherlands in 2016 and will again be expecting a tough game. They are unbeaten in their last six games but that was in the UEFA Nations League up against sides such as San Marino, Luxembourg and Moldova. Belarus won their group without conceding a goal and won promotion to League C. This is far tougher of course and Belarus have never qualified for a European Championships finals finishing fourth in their last three qualifying groups. The Netherlands can get the group off to a winning start and can lead at both half and full time.
Key points Netherlands - Belarus
The Netherlands have had recent home wins over both France and Germany.
Belarus have never qualified for the European Championship finals and have conceded seven goals in their last two matches against the Netherlands.
The Netherlands have won seven of their last eight home games.
Conclusion Netherlands - Belarus
Dutch football is on the up again and they have a good chance of winning this European Championships qualifying group. They have had big wins recently against both Germany and France and won seven of their last eight home games. Belarus are on an unbeaten run but against lowly ranked teams and lost 4-1 in their last game away to the Netherlands. Go for a home win here and the Netherlands to be leading at both half and full time.
Netherlands Belarus Prediction published on March 18, 2019