With new manager Dick Advocaat set to take command next week, interim Netherlands boss Fred Grim will be looking to sign off with a victory when the Ivory Coast visit Stadion Feijenoord for Sunday’s friendly match.
Having run out 2-1 winners over Morocco in Agadir in midweek, the Oranje are 7/10 (1.70) favourites with dabblebet to come out on top yet again back on home turf.
Meanwhile, Marc Wilmots oversaw a 1-1 draw with Benin in his first match in charge on Wednesday, but is available at 15/4 (4.75) to mastermind a victory at the second attempt here.
That stalemate was a ninth in 15 fixtures for the guests, and there are odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them playing out yet another draw in Rotterdam.
Lounging down in fourth place in their World Cup qualification group after picking up just seven points from their first five matches, it is no surprise that the Dutch FA have brought Advocaat in for a third spell in the dugout.
A strict disciplinarian, the veteran manager is tasked with getting the best of a supremely talented group of players that has failed to live up its potential ever since 2014’s World Cup final defeat.
First priority will be in straightening out a defence that has kept just one clean sheet in 19 fixtures, conceding to such modest teams as Luxembourg, Kazakhstan and Belarus in that period.
However, with the Fenerbahce boss not set to join up with the squad until the end of the current Turkish season this weekend, it seems too soon to expect a sudden bolstering at the back when they take on Les Elephants.
With this in mind, odds of 19/20 (1.95) do seem generous on both teams finding the net for the Netherlands’ 15th game in 18 on Saturday.