Remiqz has made these predictions based on de so-called European Club Index en de European Player Index*, a proven ranking method of all European football clubs and players which RemIQz has developed together with Gracenote and Hypercube. This is remarkable, as numerous betting offices (by the time of writing this article) give the Netherlands the greatest chance of winning:
(Unibet – NL:41%, D:28%, UK:31%)
(Remiqz – NL:15%, D:30%, UK:55%)
1. Both in the absolute top as across the entire selection, the England team has more quality than the Dutch team:
(numbers are averages of all players in the category).
2. The fact that England has qualified for the World Cup, as opposed to the Netherlands, is well explained by the fact that the England squad have put significantly more quality on the pitch for all matches in qualifying. The chance of qualifying for the World Cup was therefore many times higher than the Dutch team. This shows in the results (W8, D2, L0).
3. Both teams show highest player quality in the attack. Unfortunately for the Netherlands, this also means that the England attack is much stronger that the Dutch defense. De Vrij, Van Dijk and De Ligt will have to bring more than usual to avert the attacks. Also, the Dutch will have considerably more difficulties in creating chances.
4. The central midfielders are very well matched. Therefore the match will probably be won on the wings. It is likely that the Dutch wing backs will have a tough time against their English colleagues.
*For an explanation of the method used, please see https://www.euroclubindex.com/
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