The Netherlands and Andorra will collide on the field in a World Cup 2014 qualifying matchup.
With both teams playing two games already, this game will be crucial to gaining momentum for the future.
Where: Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands
When: October 12, 2012. 8:30 PM
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The Netherlands have won both of their previous two games, while Andorra has lost both. Andorra will be looking to play with purpose to record their first win. The question remains if they can stop the Netherlands momentum.
The Andorra defense has been suspect, letting up five goals per game at home and only scoring one. Away, they've given up three.
Against a Netherlands club that has scored two goals per game, naturally, this is a big key in the meeting.
In the past, Andorra has struggled to be competitive. in the 2010 World Cup qualifying, they lost all ten matches and have only won one competitive match, which came against Macedonia in 2006 with a score of 1-0.
The reputation of the team has been terrible due to their lack of competitiveness, and the team has become a measuring stick of sorts, as teams that do not win by large margins against Andorra are deemed to be weak.
This matchup against the Netherlands doesn't look too promising either.
In 2011, the Netherlands were ranked number one in the FIFA World Rankings. A team known to be an extremely competitive with consistent play, the Netherlands have done remarkably well.
In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Netherlands are currently placed in Group D, and with an undefeated record, are currently in second place, behind Romania while Andorra is last.
I expect the Netherlands to extend their win streak to three with a shutout against Andorra by a score of 6-0.
I do not expect Andorra to qualify yet again for the World Cup as they face stiff competition in the group with other contenders such as Romania, Hungary and Turkey.