Netherlads – Bulgaria
Netherlands hosts Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifying game from Group A. The match is going to be played at the Amsterdam Arena stadium in the city of Amsterdam.Despite of being one of the favorites to win this group, Netherlands is currently fourth after the first seven rounds being played. Dick Advocaat’s team have won 10 points in seven games so far, having an activity of 3 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses. Team’s goal difference is 13:10. In their last five matches, Netherlands have two wins and three losses, which is absolutely not a sign of a good consistency.As for Bulgaria, they are currently third in this group with 12 points won. In their last game Bulgaria beat Sweden at home, so now they are enjoying an active of 4 wins and 3 losses. Their goal difference is 12:14.One of Netherlands’ losses in this group was suffered exactly against Bulgaria. The game in Sofia ended with a 2-0 win for the Bulgarians, so you could bet that the Dutch team would want to avenge this loss now. And it’s not just a matter of revenge. Netherlands must start winning on a regular basis because right now they are in a real danger of missing the World Cup in Russia next summer. They are not in a good position in this group and if they don’t improve, most surely we won’t watch them in Russia.As for Bulgaria, they are looking for their first qualification for a big competition since 2004. Now they are in a good position to do this, especially after the win against Sweden, but they must avoid losing the match in Amsterdam. The same could be said about Netherlands as well. They are in a rush of winning as many points as possible until the end of the campaign.