The Dutch team achieved a perfect record after three group matches in the 2021 European Cup. But how did the Oranges perform? Is it enough to win everything? The knockout round will be announced.
The Netherlands defeated North Macedonia, Austria and Ukraine on the way to the top 16 in Europe, but these teams are not entirely elite teams. Each group match is played at home in Amsterdam. In fact, sports betting has not even ranked Frank De Boer’s team in the top 5 countries most likely to win the 2021 European Cup.
The convincing victory of the Czech team against England (1-0) and Croatia (1-1) at Puskas Arena in Budapest may win more. Those who are still unsure of the Dutch men’s team failing After qualifying for the 2016 European Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the team is back.
At the same time, the Czechs are playing with house money after they withdraw from the group. Their formula includes a compact, organized tactical structure that allows their star forwards to make decisions about the game. Patrik Schick took the responsibility of the difference maker in this game with three goals and became one of the stars.
The winner of this game will feel that the semi-finals are more likely, and the dark horse Denmark will wait for the next game in the quarter-finals.
How to watch the Netherlands vs. the Czech Republic
- date: Sunday, June 27
- time: 12 AM EST
- TV channel: ESPN
- stream media: stream media: Fubo TV, ESPN app, PrendeTV
ESPN will broadcast the game and the network can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Can Memphis Depay take the Dutch?
The 27-year-old Depay moved to Manchester United from Eindhoven in 2015. According to reports, the transfer fee was as high as 38 million U.S. dollars. He is a rising star in world football. However, his performance in England was mediocre and he moved to the French club Lyon in 2017, where his star shines again. Now he will join the Spanish giants FC Barcelona this summer, and he will also return to an important position in the national team.
Depay has two goals and two assists in the 2021 European Cup. He is the reference point for the Dutch team’s offense. His movement is both keen and unpredictable, and his 1-v-1 ability has caused defensive damage to opponents. If he is in the game and gets his touch, Oranje fans will be satisfied with their chances. But you can also bet that the Czechs will prepare a special game plan for him.
The Czechs may miss the captain
According to reports, Czech captain and midfielder Vladimir Dalida missed the team’s last training session and left back Jan Boril was also suspended.
Dalida is a midfielder who played for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. This is a major loss for the Czechs. His absence may disrupt the balance of the team. If Dalida can’t play, his center partner Thomas Sucek of West Ham will have to attack. This is the type of Soucek that the Czech Republic needs in this game: a player who is ready to run and chase all day long. This even includes forward Patrick Sigg.
The Czechs do not imagine that they can go head-to-head with the Dutch. Considering that the team creates few scoring opportunities (the expected number of non-free throw goals in the three group matches is 2.4), the Czech Republic’s approach must be defense first.
Netherlands vs. Czech Republic odds and predictions
The historical connection between these two teams is an important reason why the Dutch team missed the 2016 European Cup qualifiers. Recent precedents will certainly give the Czech Republic confidence to achieve another result in Budapest’s neutral territory.
The Czechs are a hard-working and conservative team. They will sit deep and hardly compromise on defense. Expect them to impose a physical style on the cunning Dutch and try to get them out of the rhythm they like. A choppy game will suit the weak.
The Czech Republic will ensure that this game is a tight one, it will be decided by one or two key moments, which will break the balance. But if the Dutchman scores early in some way, it may become ugly. It may be worth looking at the first 10-15 minutes of the game and then seeing if “total goals under 2.5” is still offered at attractive odds.
prophecy: Netherlands 1, Czech Republic 0
Odds provided by DraftKings
- The Netherlands wins (90 minutes): -175
- The Netherlands advances: -335
- Lucky draw (90 minutes): +300
- Czech Republic wins (90 minutes): +510
- The Czech Republic advances: +260
- Czech Republic double chance (win or tie): +143
- Total number of goals is less than 1.5: +280
- The total number of goals is less than 2.5: -110