Holland is on top of this Group E with 9 points while Sweden are second having collected 6 points from 2 matches. This particular Holland v Sweden prediction will provide an answer as to which nation will top this group and qualify directly for the Euro 2012 Finals. Of course, the Dutch are heavy favorites in everyone’s eyes for this fixture as they are the reigning World Cup finalists and have plenty of class in their ranks. However, BetOnWins.com feels that an upset might be on the cards here.
According to the online bookmaking companies, the Netherlands are favorites to win this one and the odds for that are as low as 1.66 so there is not much value in backing them for the victory. On the opposite end, a win for Sweden is rated at 5.25 and this value has dropped over the last couple of days from 6.00! BetOnWins’ Holland v Sweden prediction is that the Oranges won’t win this game.
What strikes us about the Dutch in this game is the fact they have not lost a match for 3 years in a row now! They last defeat came at the Amsterdam Arena against Belarus back in 2007, so for the past 3 years all they have been doing is winning and posting a draw every now and then like the one against Spain in the World Cup Final. Such serious trends are bound to end sometime, and we predict tonight’s the night where Holland lose their first match in 3 years. Our Holland v Sweden prediction is for a win for the Scandinavians.
So let’s analyze the two teams. Holland are missing a lot of important players for this game and that certainly sets up the scene for a surprise outcome. Robben who is their most dangerous attacker is out for the next 2-3 months. Van Persie from Arsenal is also out injured, and so are their holding midfielders Mark Van Bommel from Bayern and Nigel De Jong from Man City. So we are talking about 4 major absentees for the home side which is why we favor the visitors in this Holland v Sweden prediction.
Sweden are lead by in-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and here is what he had to say prior to this encounter: “The Netherlands are the favorites in this group but we have come here to win. Do we have a chance of qualifying if we lose to the Netherlands? I don’t think even think about that. I have not come here to lose.”
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Holland v Sweden Prediction: The Dutch will be missing four very important players for them for this match and when you add to that the fact they have not lost in 3 years, a surprise could well be on the cards here. Sweden will be relying on Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is on fire right now plus he knows the Amsterdam Arena way too well having played for Ajax so it will be a special occasion for him and big players like to shine in such matches.
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