Betting Tips: New Zealand – Netherlands
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Women's World Cup 2019 game between New Zealand and Netherlands. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
New Zealand vs Netherlands | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
New Zealand and Netherlands face each other at the start of the 2019 Women’s World Cup finals in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program. The Oranje are seen as favourites to win the opener, but the Football Ferns will not surrender without fighting.
Match Preview New Zealand vs Netherlands
New Zealand looked unstoppable in the Women’s World Cup qualifiers Oceania, but Netherlands are likely to pose a much bigger threat for Tom Sermanni’s team than the likes of Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. The Oranje impressed in a 7-0 win over Chile in April and they will be looking to build on the performance when they kick-off their World Cup campaign.
Form New Zealand
New Zealand booked their place at the World Cup finals for the fourth consecutive time. The Football Ferns failed to advance to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in previous three attempts and, no doubt, they are hungry for success. New Zealand looked impressive in front of goal in the qualifiers, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in their World Cup opener against Netherlands. The good news for New Zealand fans is that important attacker Hannah Wilkinson has overcome her injury and, no doubt, Netherlands defenders should have the 26-year-old striker at bay. You should bear in mind, though, that Tom Sermanni’s charges are after their first ever triumph at the World Cup finals.
Netherlands were producing fine performances on their debut at the World Cup four years ago, with the team making it to the knockout stages of the tournament in Canada. The Oranje are once again eyeing a place in the last 16 and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at New Zealand in the opening match of their 2019 World Cup campaign. As previously mentioned, Netherlands rolled over Chile 7-0 in a friendly match earlier in 2019 and given the team’s attacking potential, it is no surprise Sarina Glotzbak-Wiegman’s women are seen as favourites to win Tuesday’s clash at Stade Oceane. Barcelona ace Lieke Martens, who is enjoying yet another successful season, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema, who has netted 57 goals in 74 appearances for the national team, will be yet another woman to watch in the away team.
New Zealand vs Netherlands | Latest Team News
Hannah Wilkinson has recovered in time (knee injury) to face Netherlands in the World Cup opener, but Amber Hearn misses the tournament with the same injury. The likes of Vic Esson, Nadia Olla, Steph Skilton, Sarah Morton, Olivia Chance and Paige Satchell have been selected for their first ever World Cup. Netherlands coach Sarina Glotzbak-Wiegman has no fresh injury worries and she is likely to field the best possible side against New Zealand.
Head to Head New Zealand vs Netherlands
New Zealand and Netherlands faced each other at the 2015 World Cup, with the Oranje emerging triumphant thanks to Lieke Martens’ goal. It has to be noted that Netherlands are eyeing their fourth consecutive win over New Zealand in all competitions. When the two teams met in a friendly three years ago the Oranje defeated the Football Ferns 2-0.
New Zealand vs Netherlands | Odds and Predictions
Netherlands coach Sarina Glotzbak-Wiegman has a number of talented players to choose from and despite their lack of experience at major tournaments, the Oranje are only 1.30 to the World Cup opener. New Zealand aim to upset Netherlands in Le Havre, with home win being priced 10.00.
Expert Betting Tip
Netherlands are more of a team than New Zealand, but seeing that the Football Ferns impressed in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers, we are positive that fans will see goals galore at Stade Oceane. Both teams look sharp in front of goal, therefore, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score first half. When the two teams met in the group stages of the 2015 World Cup Netherlands recorded a 1-0 win over New Zealand, but Tom Sermanni’s troops have made a big progress ever since. Anyhow, a lively contest is on the cards in Le Havre.