Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
After failing to make it to the Euro 2016 finals, Netherlands footballer have no other choice but to leave their hearts on the field in every single match in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. The Oranje shared the spoils with Sweden in their opener and they will be looking to record their first win in Group A when they host Belarus at Stadion Feijenoord on Friday night. Robin van Persie has been left out of the squad, but the likes of Bas Dost, Wesley Sneijder and Georginio Wijnaldum are certainly capable of making life difficult for the opposition defenders. Arjen Robben is not yet fit enough, but coach Danny Blind has a number of high-profile players to choose from. Belarus did well to hold France to a goalless draw in their opener, but the team struggle on the travels and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Egor Filipenko):
Egor Filipenko is a Maccabi Tel Aviv defender who was born in Minsk, Belarus on 10 April, 1988. He began his senior career at BATE Borisov, but his main goal was to join Russian Premier League. His wish came true in 2008 as he signed a contract with Russian giants Spartak Moscow.
After playing 16 league games for the capital club, he returned to BATE Borisov in 2011 on loan and he eventually signed a permanent deal with the Belarusian outfit. On 5 January, 2015 Filipenko joined la Liga side Malaga on a two-and-a-half-year deal, but he made no more than eight league appearances with los Boquerones. In the summer of 2016 the Belarusian footballer moved to Israel, signing a contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Speaking of his international career, Egor Filipenko made his Belarus debut on 12 September, 2007, coming as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Slovenia in the Euro 2008 qualifier. His contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv expires on 30 June, 2018.