Suffering the most dramatic of defeats against Holland out in Rotterdam last month, Northern Ireland will know that nothing less than three points on Saturday night will be enough when the two nations once again face off in Belfast this weekend.
Now hit with back-to-back defeats in Group C and watching their EURO 2020 qualifying dreams take the most damaging of dents, the Greens find themselves chasing down a three-point deficit with two matches remaining.
On the flip side, while Northern Ireland might be in a battle to land a top-two finish, Holland almost have one foot in next year’s European Championships.
Winning each of their last four Group C matchups, Ronald Koeman’s men find themselves topping the table and will also be boosted by their most recent meeting against the Irish.
Landing a dramatic 3-1 win over the hosts last month, you might be interested to know that an identical scoreline can be found at 12/1 with Bet365.
Ireland in need of a miracle
Watching Holland bag two injury-time strikes out in Feyenoord last month, Northern Ireland are a nation in desperate need of an immediate response.
Also falling to a 2-0 defeat against former world champions Germany back in September and losing back-to-back Group C outings, the Greens also face an unenviable end to their qualifying campaign.
After hosting the Oranges this weekend, Ireland will end their Group C campaign with a trip to Frankfurt next week. You might be interested to know that they can be found at 10/1 with Ladbrokes to land a top-two finish, behind Holland and Germany who sit at 1/1000.
Also having to deal with long-standing Head Coach Micheal O’Neil taking the vacant job at Stoke earlier in the month, there is no doubt that the Belfast crowd will be calling on Josh Magennis to lead their charge.
Finding the net against Holland last month and also bagging back-to-back Championship strikes with Hull, the 29-year-old can be found at 5/1 with Betfair to extend on his purple patch this weekend.
The high-flying Dutch
Showing their new-found grit by snatching two dramatic late strikes last month, former Everton boss Ronald Koeman has seen his side embark on what has been an eye-catching revival.
Already with one foot at EURO 2020 and sat ahead of bitter rivals Germany at the top of Group C, the Oranges have won each of their last four qualifying outings.
While Northern Ireland may have one leading man enjoying an extended run in November, Holland have their own talisman who is enjoying what is becoming a stellar campaign for both club and country.
Despite missing Lyon’s defeat against Marseille last weekend, Memphis Depay appears to have overcome a thigh injury and is expected to lead the line this weekend.
Bagging a brace against the Irish last month, the one-time Manchester United winger already has 14 goals since opening the 2019/2020 season, including eight strikes in his last seven appearances.
You might be interested to know that Depay can be found at 6/5 with William Hill to haunt Ireland once again this weekend.