Netherlands vs Austria Euro 2021 Predictions and Betting Tips 

The Netherlands second game in the euros will be against Austria. The Netherlands vs Austria game will kick off at 9PM CEST on June 17 2021 at the Amsterdam Arena.

In our match preview for the Netherlands vs Austria game we will be giving you the predictions, odds and some betting tips for this Euro 2021 match. 

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

Netherlands Form, potential line up and Tactics

The Netherlands emerged victorious in their first group stage game against Ukraine thanks to a late header from Dumfries.

Although many fans might argue that the Netherlands didn’t perform well because a lot of chances were wasted, Depay didn’t seem like he had much influence in the game and the 2nd goal by Ukraine could have been prevented by better marking from the defence.

But we should focus on the positives especially when we take an important fact into account.

This win marked a positive start for the Oranje effectively ending a 4 game losing streak that began in 2008 when the Netherlands was knocked out by russia in the quarter finals and lost all of its group stage games in 2012 and failed to qualify for the 2016 edition of the Ek.

The backline of the squad is being replenished with talented young players like Ake,De light and Timber who is only 19 years old. It is uncommon for defenders, especially center backs to be replaced during a game.

The Netherlands seem to have found their main squad. After the game Frank de Boer said “This is the team that I would like to see for the most part”

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That is another positive sign considering De Boer faced quite a bit of criticism in the past for constantly changing players and not deciding his best 11. If De Boer really sticks to his work, It is very much possible that these players will build a better chemistry and surprise fans.

Netherlands Predicted line up

Formation: 3-4-3
If Frankie De Jong sticks with his words we predict a largely unchanged line up for the Netherlands vs Austria game with the only change being Winjald being introduced in place of  Patrick van Aanholt

Maarten Stekelenburg, Daley Blind, Stefan De Vrij,Timber, Dumfries, Winjald,Frankie De Jong, Winjaldum, De Roon, Depay, Weghorst

Austria Form and potential line up

After a fine season in the Nations League which saw them being promoted to League A for the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League. However going into the Euro 2020 Austria have not been in great form in 2021.

They played 5 games prior to their match with North Macedonia in Euro 2020 winning only 1 game against Faroe Island, a team that is currently ranked 113th.

They seem to have rediscovered their form during the win against North Macedonia in their opening game in Euro 2020.

Although they had a shaky start where a comedy of errors led to them conceding a goal,Austria attacked with pace and passion in the second half.

Gregoritsch and Arnautovic were the super subs Austria needed and in our opinion they will be sure starters in the Netherlands vs Austria game and after Schlager’s error that led to Goran Pandev’s goal for North Macedonia, we expect Schlager to replace him.

Austria like to press their opponents and this includes on their center backs. They then attempt to quickly transition into attack and score a goal.

Austria Predicted lineup 

4-4-1-1

Schlager,Ulmer,Dragovic,Hinteregger,Lainer,Alba,Xaver,Laimer,Baumgartner, Gregortisch,Arnautovic

Netherlands vs Austria Betting Predictions

Considering how the tactics these two teams tend to apply this will be an interesting match up. The Netherlands tend to play possession based football with quick passing to find and exploit their opponent’s space while Austria tends to press quite high and aggressively.

This could potentially mean we can expect a lot of action in this game between the Netherlands and Austria.

The Netherlands midfielder would have to stay calm under the pressure that Austria will tend to put on them which could mean a tactical shift for the Oranje where Winjaldum plays a bit more defensively and uses his experience to maintain some calm in passing. 

Although quick and bold passess are entertaining and appreciated, the midfielders will probably build up play a lot more cautiously and slowly to exploit the space the Austrian players might leave in their efforts to press aggressively.

Austria on their part might expect the Netherlands to do exactly that and ironically might press a little less aggressively in order to avoid the possibility of opening up too much space for the Netherlands to exploit.

After what we predicted earlier, this might sound ironic and now you might think this won’t be a high scoring match.

But, once the first goal is scored, that’s when the game will spring into action as both teams try to fight it out to come out on top.

If the Netherlands seek to win this game they have to ensure they remain compact defensively immediately after losing the ball. 

The defense would have to avoid their mistakes from the previous game against Ukraine.

We expect this game to be a bit slow in the first half and explosive and exciting in the second half unless one of the teams scores in the first half.

Our prediction for the Netherlands vs Austria game is Netherlands winning by a 1 goal margin in a game that will end 2-1.

Netherlands vs Austria Betting Odds

Bookamakers are offering the following odds for the Netherlands vs Austria game:

  • Netherlands 1.53 to 1.57
  • Draw 3.9 to 4.1
  • Austria 5.5 to 6

It seems that bookmakers tend to agree with our predictions for the Euro 2020 game between Netherlands Austria as well and are very confident about a win for Netherlands which is indicated by the less than 2.0 odds for Netherlands and a massive 5.5 odds for Austria.

According to us b-Bets are the best option because they are offering very good odds. So if you want to place a simple match result bet you might like these odds.

You can click on the picture below to visit b-Bets and compare the odds there for  the Netherlands vs Austria and see if you like the odds.

Netherlands- Austria Euro 2021 Betting Tips

It seems like the Netherlands are going to win this game. Which is precisely why we do not recommend you to bet a simple match bet on the Netherlands. 

The reason is simple,the odds for this game for the Netherlands is below 2.0 which doesn’t make it a profitable bet.

If you want to read more about why we make this recommendation you can check out our articles on Football Betting tips and how you can create your own football betting system. 

For the Netherlands vs Austria game we suggest the following bets. We will also mention the risk factor of each bet:

  1. Netherlands to win and over 2.5 goals scored during the match. Odds 2.5. Risk low.
  2. Netherlands to win and over 1.5 goals scored during the match with both teams to score. Odds 3.5, risk low.
  3. Weghorst to score and Netherlands to win odds 3.25, risk low to medium
  4. Handicap of 0-1 (Austria has 1 goal advantage) and draw . Odds 3.6 risk low.
  5. Match bet where you bet on a draw. Odds 4.20 risk medium to high.
  6. Weghorst to score, Netherlands to win 2:1, odds 21, risk high.