Netherlands vs Czech Republic Euro 2021 Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips
Netherlands vs Czech Republic will be the third game in the knockout stage in Euro 2020. The Netherlands vs Czech Republic match will take place on June 27 at 1800 hrs Central Eastern European Summer Time at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest,Hungary.
Netherlands Form, potential line up and Tactics
Prior to their first game in the European Championship against Ukraine, the Netherlands were in decent form winning 3 games, drawing 1 and losing 1. But what was very interesting was the amount of goals Die Oranje scored. The Netherlands scored 16 goals in these 5 games which is an average of 3.2 goals per game. During this time they conceded only 4 goals.
Frank de Boer, the Netherlands manager,had a questionable performance while managing different clubs. He has also faced quite a bit of criticism regarding his squad selection for the Netherlands team which involves changing a lot of players.
But in the Euros Frank De Boer has answered his critics by finding his perfect starting lineup and to the convincing and quality performance of this group of players.
Even Though the Netherlands started with a formation that involves 3 men in defence he scored 8 goals in 3 games which is the highest goals scored by any team in the group stage of Euro 2020.
The Netherlands had the third highest numbers of shots on target as well.
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Defensively speaking, The Netherlands team had the highest number of ball recoveries during the group stage.
The Netherlands has consistently been set up in a 3-4-3 formation. The Netherlands like to play a possession based style of football. This is reflected in the stats as well as the Netherlands were 3rd team with the most number of completed passes during the group stage.
In Spite of their preference for playing a possession based style of football, the Netherlands don’t pass aimlessly. This team is very adept at making quick passes to break the opposition lines of defence and to exploit space.
We can see this reflected in the numbers as well as the Netherlands had the 4th highest number of attempts on goals that were on target during the group stage.
Netherlands had a high xG of 3.4 goals per game during the group stage as well. xG is the probability of a scoring opportunity that may result in a goal.
The Netherlands team does have a minor weakness though, they are vulnerable to attacks from the wings especially on the left.
Netherlands Predicted Line up For Netherlands vs Czech Republic
The switch to a back 3 through might have been prompted by the absence of Virgil van Dijk. Virgil Van Dijk provided good solidity at the back but his absence has left the center backs more prone to attacks from the wings.
In the absence of Virgil Van Dijk, Stefan De Vrij seems to be the first choice center back. De Vrij starts as the right sided center back while Daley Blind starts as the left sided.
After a disappointing season with Juventus, De Ligt was often dropped in favor of Jurriën Timber. But during Euro 2021 De ligt has been picked over Timber for the last 2 Euro 2020 games and he justified this decision.
Patrick Van Anholt and Denzel Dumfries will be the left and right wing backs respectively. Both of them are very attacking players and create a lot of opportunities for their team from out wide. Dumfries has been wonderful for Die Oranje scoring twice and providing one assist in 3 games.
When the Netherlands attack these two players form a front 5 with the three forwards while the other 2 midfielders stay a bit further behind.
In the middle of the pitch Frankie De Jong and Marten de Roon are the first choice midfielders who shield the back three while progressing the ball to the forwards. 19 year old Ryan Gravenberch has been excellent in this role as well and the Netherlands can also rely on the more experienced Davy Klaassen who has the second highest number of appearances in the squad after Daley Blind.
Upfront is where the magic happens. Georginio Wijnaldum starts just ahead of the midfield and acts as the creative outlet for the two other attackers. Winjaldum is not only good at creating goal scoring opportunities but also at scoring them.
Memphis Depay has been starting quite regularly and been doing a good job. The other forward that started in the first 2 games has been Weghorst.
22 year old Donyell Malen is the second choice after Weghorst after he provided 2 assists in 3 games and thoroughly impressed in the game against North Macedonia, don’t be surprised if he starts in Weghorst’s place.
The Netherlands can also call upon the more experienced Luuk de Jong and Quincy Promes if the need arises.
Czech Republic Form, potential line up and Tactics
Going into the Euros, the Czech weren’t exactly in great form. They played 5 games before the euros and won just 2 of those games, lost 2 and drew 1 game. They weren’t exactly prolific in front of the goal either, scoring only 1 goal per game in their last 4 games and conceding 7 goal in these games.
The Czech however put in a decent performance during the group stage. They qualified for the knockout stage by finishing 3rd in Group D. They had the same number of points as Croatia (4) and finished the group stage with 1 win, 1 draw and 1. The Czech scored only 3 goals during these 3 games but conceded just 2.
The Czech set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with the wide attackers cutting inside and the wide defenders providing the width in attack.
The midfielders like to sit deep and help out in defence and provide long balls to the attacking players when the fullbacks push high up the pitch during an attack. Vladimír Coufal is excellent at providing crossess and passes from the right. He provided an amazing cross from the right which was headed in by their star striker in their first goal in their first game in Euro 2020 against Scotland.
Their first choice midfielder is 26 year old Tomáš Souček who is an all round midfielder who is talented in protecting the defence,competing for aerial balls, creating long passess and progressing the ball forward while Alex Kral is more of a defensive midfielder who likes to stay a bit further back but can also push into the opposition box if necessary.
Their captain Vladimír Darida starts ahead of these 2 midfielders and is the attacking midfielder who sets up attacks and is an amazing creative presence in attack. Darida links up well with their star striker, 25 year old Patrik Schick.
Schick can drop deep and link up play with other attackers and is amazing in the air. Schick scored all the 3 goals for the Czech Republic during their group stage matches.
Schick is flanked by 25 year old Jakub Jankto on the left and Lukáš Masopust on the right.
The Czech like to press the opposition with these 4 attacking players when they don’t have the ball while the wide defenders fall back to form a back 4 and are given an extra layer of protection by their midfielders Souček and Kral.
The Czech have some weaknesses that are important to note. They are vulnerable to quick runs behind their center backs from quick attackers especially from wide and they don’t exactly have the most talented center backs which leaves them quite vulnerable at the back.
Czech Republic Predicted line up
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Euro 2021 Predictions
The last time these two teams played against each other was in 2015 for the Euro 2016 qualifiers which was 6 years ago. They faced off against each other in 2005 before that.
A lot can change in such a long period of time so we recommend you to ignore head to head statistics for the Netherlands vs Czech Republic match in Euro 2020.
We will be basing our prediction for Netherlands vs Czech Republic on the following criteria:
- The form of both the teams before and during Euro 2020
- The tactics of each team
- The weaknesses and strengths of each team
- Analyzing how each team could potentially win
Here are the predictions we have for Netherlands vs Czech Republic based on these criterias:
- There will be a lot of goals in this game. The Netherlands scored the most number of goals during the group stage and they will want to score even more.Schick will try to score headers inside the box for the Czech.
- The Czech will try to exploit the space the Netherlands tend to leave behind at the back in the wide areas, especially on the left. Van Anholt will face with opposition right back in this area.
That player will be Vladimír Coufal who as we mentioned earlier, is excellent at creating scoring opportunities from wide.
- The Czech are vulnerable to runs in behind their defence. This means that Depay and whoever starts alongside him in attack will be salivating for goal scoring opportunities because they are good at making these runs, especially with Wijnaldum behind them who is excellent at creating opportunities for these types of runs.
- In relation to point number 3, Dumfries will be very dangerous against the Czech because he might sneak behind the Czech defence from the right and either swing in crosses for the attack or cut inside for scoring opportunities.
- Based on these points we expect the Netherlands to win 3-1 with Schick to score with Czech and Dumfries to score at least one goal for the Netherlands.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Euro 2021 Odds
Bookmakers are offering the following odds for the Netherlands vs Czech Republic game in round of 16 in Euro 2020:
- Netherlands 1.68
- Draw 3.85
- Czech Republic 5.20
Based on these odds we can see that Netherlands are the clear favorites and expected to win by Bookmakers.
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Netherlands vs Czech Republic Betting Tips
As we mentioned earlier in our Netherlands vs Czech Republic prediction section of the article, we predict the Netherlands to win 3-1. Because of the high odds for the Netherlands we don’t advise you to bet on the Netherlands because you won’t get a big profit with a simple match bet.
The reason for this has been discussed in our articles on football betting systems and football betting tips where we discuss strategies that can help you to develop your own football betting system and make profitable football bets.
To cut a long story short, you should avoid placing match winner bets if the odds for your team are less than 2.0.
That being said handicap bets, over/under betting options can prove to be profitable bets not only for this Euro 2020 match between the Netherlands and Czech Republic but also most football games during the Euros with a clear favorite and underdog.
Here are some betting tips we have for you in Netherlands vs Czech Republic game in Euro 2020:
- Handicap bet, Netherlands 0, Czech Republic 3,game to draw. Odds 7.20.
- Netherlands to win and both teams to score. Odds 3.40
- Over 2.5 goals to be scored during the game and both teams to score. Odds 2.23
- Netherlands to win and over 3.5 goals to be scored. Odds 4.20
- Denzel Dumfries to score and Netherlands to win. Odds 7.20
- Patrik Schick to score and Netherlands to win. Odds 11.0
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