The Netherlands’ national football team is the 8th clear favorite to win Euro 2020 at 15.00 (14/1), based on the outright odds. France, England, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Italy have more chances than “Oranje” to lift the trophy. Reading the odds, Denmark at 29.00 odds is the next first-ranked dark horse, so Frank de Boer’s men are among the nations with great possibilities to conquer the tournament’s 1st place. The Netherlands is the ultimate favorite to win Group C at 1.40 odds (2/5) and qualify for the knockout phase at 1.03. The “Flying Dutchmen” have a long football history in the European Championships; however, they look for their first winning match in the competition since 2008.
Their squad includes impressive names, like Frenkie de Jong, Wijnaldum, and De Ligt, with Memphis Depay being one of the natural leaders; especially, after the absence of star defender and captain Virgil van Dijk. Read our Netherlands Euro 2020 analysis based on the squad, probable lineups, and tactics. You can check all the latest odds and the released predictions for the “Oranje” potential route from the group stage to the Last 16 Round.
Netherlands Euro 2021 Odds & Predictions
There are two main advantages for the Netherlands to qualify for the knockout stage. All the opponents, Ukraine, Austria, and North Macedonia, are beatable, and secondly, Frank de Boer’s side is a host nation at Euro 2020. The three group matches will be held in Amsterdam, so Depay and his teammates have the ultimate home advantage.
The “Oranje” got an expected qualification ticket from the preliminary round, taking 2nd place behind Germany with six wins and 19 points. Northern Ireland, Belarus, and Estonia were low obstacles, especially after their attacking performance was decent with 24 goals scored. The Netherlands suffered only one loss at qualifiers, Germany’s 3-2 win at Amsterdam, in October 2019. The hosts’ main target is to secure Group C’s 1st place and compete at Last-16 against a best-3rd opponent from Groups D, E, or F. Get our released predictions and picks based on the latest Netherlands' Euro 2021 odds to qualify from Group C.
✔️ Group C ⏩ Netherlands’ group points Over 6,5 @1.87 (87/100) odds.
✔️ Group C ⏩ Netherlands’ group goals Over 6,5 @2.00 (1/1) odds.
✔️ Group C ⏩ Netherlands & Ukraine to Place 1st & 2nd* @2.10 (11/10) odds.
✔️ Group C ⏩ Netherlands, Ukraine & North Macedonia to Place 1st, 2nd & 3rd* @6.50 (11/2) odds.
*without a specific order
Netherlands Euro 2020 Fixtures & Schedule
The “Oranje” won Group C at Euro 2008 with three victories against Italy, France, and Romania, conceding only one goal. They defeated 3-1 from Russia at the extra time in the quarter-finals and lost all three group matches at the 2012 tournament’s edition. The Netherlands failed to qualify for Euro 2016 in France and missed out on the World Cup 2018 in Russia. So, the 3rd place in World Cup 2014 in Brazil was the last time that made an impact in an elite tournament. In June 2019, the North European team was a runner-up in the augural UEFA Nations League, losing 1-0 in the final from Portugal.
In the Nations League second edition, took 2nd place behind Italy, securing three wins from a total of six matches. The “Oranje” collected 11 points against Group A1 winners, Poland and Bosnia/Herzegovina, but they didn’t manage to reach the playoff round. Now, it’s an excellent opportunity for them to qualify at the Last 16 Round and chase a deeper place in Euro 2020. So, let’s see the Netherlands Euro 2020 fixtures for Group C and comprehend what will happen if Frank de Boer’s side finishes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
|Netherlands Euro 2020 Fixtures||Date||Venue|
|Netherlands vs. Ukraine||June 13, 2021 / 21:00 CET||Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam|
|Netherlands vs. Austria||June 17, 2021 / 21:00 CET||Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam|
|North Macedonia vs. Netherlands||June 21, 2021 / 18:00 CET||Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam|
Can Netherlands Win Group C?
The Euro 1988 Champions hope their chances are high heading into Euro 2020. Although they didn’t qualify for Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup, the “Oranje” believe that their downfall will end at the upcoming tournament’s edition. Here you can discover average odds and learn all possible outcomes that the Netherlands can bring on Euro 2020 Group C.
⏩ Το Win Group @1.40 (2/5) odds.
⏩ To Place 2nd @3.40 (12/5) odds.
⏩ To Qualify Group @1.03 (3/100) odds.
⏩ To Place 3rd @12.00 (11/1) odds.
⏩ Not to Qualify Group @13.00 (12/1) odds.
Reading the table below, you can check all the scenarios based on the Netherlands Euro 2020 fixtures if the “Oranje” secures a place for the Last-16.
|Netherlands Group Place||Last-16 Probable Opponents|
|1st||3rd Group D (England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic) / 3rd Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia) / 3rd Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany)|
|2nd||Winner Group A (Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland)|
|3rd*||Winner Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany) / Winner Group E (Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia)|
*If Group C gives one of the best 3rd-placed teams to advance to the Last-16.
✔️ Our prediction: If you want to place a bet on the Netherlands qualification, you should combine it with the teams you believe will take 2nd and 3rd place to enjoy higher odds. The selection based on Frank de Boer’s men and Ukraine to place 1st and 2nd pays 2.10 odds. Moreover, if North Macedonia will overwhelm Austria and take 3rd place, the increasing classification’s odds are 6.50.
What odds & bets bookies offer for Netherlands
The 2010 World Cup’s runners-up had a tough decade, failing to showcase frontmen and team leaders like Wesley Sneijder, Robin van Persie, and Arjen Robben. It’s easy to remember how they missed out on consecutive major tournaments. For example, between the 2014 World Cup’s 3rd place and February 2018, they lost 14 matches from a total of 37.
The Netherlands has been placed in an accessible group; that’s the main advantage to reach the knockout phase for the first time since 2008. For football fans and analysts, it’s difficult to understand what they should expect from the “Oranje” at Euro 2020. For sure, it will be a massive shock if they fail to qualify from the group at 13.00 odds (12/1).
✔️ Our prediction: Τhe most challenging match is against Ukraine on the group’s opening day. If the Netherlands wins or secures a draw, the possibility to win six points at showdowns with Austria and North Macedonia is quite strong. So, the pick at Over 6,5 points (i.e., two wins and a draw at least) in the group stage gives a decent return at 1.87 odds. For sure, the North European team should score to reach the qualification target. The pick at Over 6,5 goals in the group at 2.00 odds has winning chances if the Netherlands be productive against the weaker sides of Austria and North Macedonia.
Netherlands Euro 2020/2021 Lineup & Tactics
The “Oranje” started the road for 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a 4-2 defeat at Turkey, but they recovered, winning Latvia (2-0 at home) and Gibraltar (7-0 away) without conceding a goal. The Netherlands has finished in 3rd place on four European Championships (i.e., 1976, 1992, 2000, and 2004). That target is the primary one for Frank de Boer’s men at Euro 2020 if they manage to qualify for the knockout phase. Read our Netherlands Euro 2020 preview and discover the detailed tactics, the probable lineup, and the final squad for the tournament.
Liverpool’s defender, Virgil van Dijk, is the notable absence and the major drawback on Frank De Boer’s plans for Euro 2020 tournament. The top-class defender ruled himself out of the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad selection following his serious injury rehabilitation. The Dutch manager should face another prominent absence after his confirmation that Valencia’s goalie Jasper Cillessen ruled out of the tournament due to Covid-19 restrictions. Donny van de Beek also pulled out of the list, facing a groin injury. Here you can check the complete list of the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad.
|GK||Tim Krul||33||15||0||Norwich City|
|GK||Marco Bizot||30||1||0||AZ Alkmaar|
|DF||Joel Veltman||29||27||2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|DF||Matthijs de Ligt||21||27||2||Juventus|
|DF||Nathan Ake||26||20||2||Manchester City|
|DF||Owen Wijndal||21||9||0||AZ Alkmaar|
|DF||Stefan de Vrij||29||45||3||Internazionale|
|DF||Patrick van Aanholt||30||15||0||Crystal Palace|
|MF||Marten de Roon||30||23||0||Atalanta|
|MF||Frenkie de Jong||24||27||1||Barcelona|
|MF||Teun Koopmeiners||23||1||0||AZ Alkmaar|
|FW||Luuk de Jong||30||36||8||Sevilla|
|FW||Quincy Promes||29||48||7||Spartak Moscow|
|FW||Wout Weghorst||28||6||1||VfL Wolfsburg|
The Key Players & Tactics
The Netherlands announced the 26-man squad for Euro 2020, before Van de Beek’s injury, a list that enhances plenty of the English Premier League experienced players. Ake (Manchester City), Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Veltman (Brighton & Hove Albion), and Wijnaldum (Liverpool) are among the calls. At the same time, Tottenham Hotspur’s Bergwijn was caught by the provisional squad. A lack of playing time cost him a place, while Frank de Boer decides to choose the uncapped PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo in his offensive players’ list.
AZ Alkmaar’s goalie, Marco Bizot, replaces Cillessen, and he’s a contender for a starting eleven’s place among Krul and the 38-years-old Stekelenburg, who played in the 2010 World Cup’s final. Frenkie de Jong is one of the most valuable Dutch players in midfield, having the ability to recycle ball possession and serve a creative role simultaneously. The modern wide striker, Memphis Depay, remains the great hope for the “Oranje” offensive line. He scored 20 goals and gave 12 assists for Lyon, making the 2020/21 season the most productive league campaign in his career.
The Probable Lineup
It has been seven years since the Netherlands last took part in an elite international tournament. So, Frank de Boer should build a new core of players to drive the North European nation in a successful route again. If the Dutchmen want to see their names again in future headlines, they should reach at least the Last 16 Round and try to go as deep as possible at Euro 2020. The “Oranje” attempted in the preparation period a formation with three defenders, but their manager predominantly used a 4-2-3-1 formation and the classic Dutch 4-3-3 shape.
Stekelenburg or Bizot will be the starting goalie, with four defending players in front of him. Dumfries, De Ligt (i.e., he faces a groin injury and is a doubt for opening day against Ukraine), De Vrij and Van Aanholt have the most chances to build the Netherlands’ defense. Gravenberch, Wijnaldum, and Frenkie de Jong will be the three central midfielders. The converted into a false-nine Depay alongside Luuk de Jong, and Steven Berghuis are the primary choices for the attacking line.
Frank de Boer, 51, was a top-rated defender with a considerable career at Ajax and Barcelona. After six years at his boyhood club Ajax, as a manager, from 2010 to 2016, he worked at Internazionale, Crystal Palace, and Atlanta United. In September 2020, he signed a contract with KNVB until the end of 2022. De Boer’s latest jobs had leniently disappointing results, although the Netherlands’ current form increases hopes for a prolific tournament. After a last-November 1-1 draw against Spain, he became the first manager in the federal bench that failed to win any of his four starting fixtures. Recovering from the bad results, the “Flying Dutchmen” won four from five official matches under his belt.
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