class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Recent matches involving these two nations have been low-scoring encounters and we are backing that trend to continue when they meet this week
Spain travel to Amsterdam on Wednesday evening to face the Netherlands in a friendly at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Luis Enrique’s side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat in the Nations League last month in Ukraine, while the Dutch have failed to win any of their last four matches in all competitions.
Netherlands vs Spain Latest Odds
La Roja have not won any of their last five away matches but are favourites to triumph on Wednesday evening.
The visitors are available at 11/8 (2.38) with bet365 while Frank de Boer’s men can be backed at 9/5 (2.80) with the draw at 11/5 (3.20).
These sides have not met for five years but their last encounter was a friendly in 2015, which the Netherlands won 2-0 in Amsterdam.
Netherlands vs Spain Team News
Jesus Navas and Ansu Fati have dropped out after picking up injuries, with Hector Bellerin and Marco Asensio replacing them. Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente could make his debut while clubmate Koke returns after a two-year absence.
For the hosts, PSV youngster Mohamed Ihattaren has pulled out of the squad with illness, while FC Twente goalkeeper Joel Drommel has been drafted in after both Jasper Cillessen and Justin Bijlow dropped out.
Netherlands vs Spain Preview
Both sides boast plenty of talented attacking players, yet 2020 has seen both the Dutch and Spanish struggle for goals.
Luis Enrique is still not sure who his main striker is, with Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Fati, Mikel Oyarzabal and Rodrigo Moreno all being deployed in recent matches.
The manager will likely use the match in Amsterdam to try things once again, and a lack of continuity may possibly affect the fluency with which La Roja attack.
Netherlands seem to have things a little clearer with Luuk De Jong and Memphis Depay spearheading their attack, but neither player is in prolific form and the team have been far from clinical in the final third.
Netherlands vs Spain Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at 9/10 (1.90) and has paid out in all five of the Netherlands matches this year, as well as in four of Spain’s five clashes in 2020.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.