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Netherlands v Italy Football Match – 06.02.2013 – Friendly Match Preview
Netherlands v Italy Football match will be in 06.02.2013 at Amsterdam for friendly match. The match will start at 19:30 with GMT Netherlands National Football Team head coach will try new and young players in this match. Unexperienced players will affect of Netherlands performance in match. Head coach Louis van Gaal has called-up Joris Mathijsen from Feyenoord, Dirk Kuyt from Fenerbahce, Robin van Persie from MANU, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Schalke. Maarten Stekelenburg, John Heitinga, Gregory van der Wiel, Rafael van der Vaart, Nigel de Jong, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben hasn’t been called up squad for incoming friendly match against Italy. I don’t think that it will be an easy game for Netherlands.
Italy National football team is doing well in World Cup 2014 qualification group matches. They had just a draw and they won rest of matches in group. They have beat Malta, Denmark and Armenia and gor a draw against Bulgaria in an away match. Italy’s head coach Cesare Prandelli has called-up his ideal squad for this match. There are only a few players who didn’t called-up for incoming match against Netherlands. Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Giampaolo Pazzini won’t play against Netherlands. I don’t think that it will affect Italy Squad’s performance in the match. Mario Balotelli will play in this match and Italians expect much from him.
HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS (For Friendly)
Netherlands v Italy
Match Played: 12
Netherlands Wins: 0
Italy Wins: 6
Netherlands Scored:10 goals
Italy Scored: 19 goals
Both teams last match in Netherlands was in 2005 and Italy won with 3-1 in that match. Their last friendly match was in 2009 and they got draw in that match.
Match Prediction: Italy doesn’t lose