Netherlands v Peru Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With La Blanquirroja strong at the back but missing their record goalscorer, Al Hain-Cole expects Koeman's team to endure a tight clash in Amsterdam

Ronald Koeman will be hoping to record his first home victory as Netherlands manager when Peru visit the Johan Cruijff Arena in Thursday’s friendly clash.

The former Everton boss fell to a 1-0 defeat against England at this ground in his first match in charge, but has overseen two draws and victory over Portugal on the road since then.

Latest Odds

Having run out 2-0 winners when the sides last met in a friendly back in 1998, the hosts are 4/6 (1.67) favourites with dabblebet to celebrate their first victory under the current coach by coming out on top once again.

La Blanquirroja impressed at this summer’s World Cup despite not making it past the group stages, and are on offer at 4/1 (5.00) to record a shock win here.

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Both of the home team’s last two matches have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 5/2 (3.50) available on them being held to yet another stalemate in this one.

Team News

This game is set to represent Wesley Sneijder’s international farewell as he wins his 134th and final cap, whereas Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong is in line for an international debut.

Andy Polo has pulled out of Ricardo Gareca’s squad due to personal reasons, while captain Paolo Guerrero is unavailable once again after having his doping ban reinforced following special dispensation to play at the World Cup.

Goals hard to come by

The absence of their record goalscorer is likely to be keenly felt by a Peru team who played attractive football but lacked cutting edge in Russia, with Guerrero responsible for one of their only two goals in three group stage matches.

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However, the South Americans finished with a neutral goal difference after conceding just twice in those three games, taking their tally to four goals against in 12 fixtures.

Predictions

With goals scored at both ends in just one the Netherlands’ last five home matches, it seems safe to expect no more than one side finding the net when they take on a defensively strong yet goal-shy Peru, available at 7/10 (1.70) odds.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score: No at 7/10 (1.70) for a 3pt stake with dabblebet

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