International Soccer Friendlies: Morocco vs HollandPublished May 31, 2017 by Sol FH
It is time for some International soccer friendlies with an interesting match tonight at 18:30 GMT.
It should be a great match this evening, as the senior national teams from Morocco and the Netherlands go head-to-head from Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca. This friendly will be excellent preparation for the Moroccan men's side prior to their clash with Cameroon for a spot in the 2019 African Cup of Nations. Dutch fans should be excited to see Ajax star midfielder, Hakim Ziyech who has returned to the Moroccan side, but it may not be the best news, as he has been a great goalscorer for the Eredivisie runners up.
The big news ahead of this match was the return of Ziyech to the Moroccan side. The 24-year old was incredible for Ajax this season scoring 15 goals and 18 assists in 45 matches. Herve Renard, head coach for Morocco left Ziyech out of the roster for the Afcon in Gabon most-recently, which actually put strain on their relationship, but he is back on the 35-man roster and his teammates definitely know that his presence will boost their chances of winning.
Ziyech used to play for the Dutch national team during his days on the under-19 squad, but changed over to his place of birth two years ago.
The Moroccan National Team are currently ranked 48th in the world, while the Netherlands are in 21st, which may be surprising to many critics as Holland is usually a much better team than their ranking suggests.
It will be a tough match for the home side tonight, as Holland are the stronger team, but as we have seen in the past, Morocco play fierce soccer and it should be an excellent match. That said, expect the Netherlands to leave with a win tonight 3-1.
International Friendly Online Betting
bet365 Sports is providing full betting coverage for the match today and they have Holland as the obvious favorites to win. Bettors that want the full experience should attempt a pre-match line for outright winner or Correct Score, but there will also be a set of live in play odds that can be used to maximize profits.