Netherlands v Mexico

(7 October 2020, 19.45 GMT)

Before playing in the Nations League, these teams will face each other in a friendly. But there won’t be much friendliness before, during and after this fixture. Why? I’ll explain that and why part of the title is Spanish. During the World Cup of 2014, the Netherlands and Mexico faced each other in the round of 16. Mexico managed to score the opener just after half-time by Giovanni Dos Santos.

The Netherlands, who were big favorites, struggled and looked like getting eliminated until Sneijder scored the equalizer with only two minutes left. It did not end there! In the dying seconds, Robben controlled the ball in the box and was seemingly fouled by Rafael Marquez, but it could’ve easily been called a so-called ‘schwalbe’ or flop.

Since then, one Mexican Twitter user tweets ‘no era penal’ on a daily basis, which means ‘it wasn’t a penalty’. Because of what happened during that match, the love between the two has cooled down a bit. The hosts are coming in this game with Frank de Boer as their new manager, he will make his debut as the nations manager. And I think he will start of his tenure with a win. Going with -0.50 Netherlands with odds of…

1.77 BetPat

1.75 Bet365

1.75 SkyBet

1.72 PaddyPower

Bet on Netherlands – Mexico, BetPat

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