Last Wednesday saw the start of a new tournament in the European Nations League. But this time the window is long and full, and several 2nd leg meetings are scheduled for this Wednesday. Among them, the national teams of Wales and the Netherlands will play each other in Cardiff. Can Bale and company find the strength to deliver a good result against the Orange? The website’s analysts have posted an exclusive prediction for the curious match on June 8, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet betting.
Wales start the summer with a very busy schedule
The Dragons have largely made life difficult for themselves with successful results. It seems that the Welsh game is not particularly sophisticated, and the squad is rather mixed, some kind of hodgepodge of stars, who are already very old, and players from England’s non-elite division. And even instead of a full coach, Giggs, who continues to have problems with the law, there is an “acting” coach, Rob Page. That said, the national team both managed to make the play-offs at the Euros and reached the final in qualifying for the Mundial. On Sunday, Wales squeezed out, holding out for a win over Ukraine. But who cares if the visitors were better when Yarmolenko’s auto-goal made it a much-needed 1-0? Now we need to turn our attention back to the Nations League. We started there on 1 June, when we travelled to Poland. In Wroclaw, actually, the national team opened the scoring, and conceded twice only in the closing stages. Will something similar happen now?
The Netherlands are trying to show their potential
“The Oranje played at the Euros in 2021 – it was the first final tournament since the 2014 World Cup. Except that Koeman, who won qualification, left for Barcelona and De Boer, who replaced him, was unsuccessful. At the continental championships too, having won the group, he lost with the team already in the 1/8th final and did nothing in response to the Czech Republic’s two goals. And put the success in qualifying for the Mundial in serious jeopardy. Fortunately, van Gaal returned as head coach in the autumn. The experienced coach was able to squeeze out the maximum – having won 5 matches out of 6 (all except a draw with Montenegro) at the end, the Dutch managed to climb to first place. At the moment, though, there is another tournament in progress, the Nations League. It started with Belgium and a striking 4-1. Will something similar happen again in Cardiff?
So far this pairing is not getting any serious fight. They’ve played a total of 7 fixtures and the Dutch have had a 100% record so far – they’ve won them all.
Wales enter the World Cup for the first time in decades – what have they got to do with the Nations League on the 3rd day of celebrations? Bet on the Dutch win with a -1 goal handicap (odds – 2.14).