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Netherlands vs. Czech Republic Predictions, Odds, Preview

June 26, 2021
by Toby Maxtone-Smith
Soccer Expert

The first game on Saturday sees the Netherlands face Czech Republic at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. The match will air live on ESPN at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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Netherlands vs. Czech Republic Picks & Predictions

In their first tournament appearance since 2014 the Netherlands were seen as somewhat vulnerable favourites to win Group C. But three wins and eight goals later and there is a mood of optimism among the Dutch.

They surrender home advantage here but are still 4/6 to beat Czech Republic (9/2) inside 90 minutes. The draw is 11/4. The Netherlands are 3/10 to qualify with the Czechs 12/5, while over 2.5 and under 2.5 are both priced at 10/11.

The Netherlands’ attacking options means they will probably win here, but the Czechs can get on the scoresheet. North Macedonia managed to trouble the Dutch defense and Czech Republic are a lot better than them.

For a first goals corer Schick is the obvious pick for the underdogs at 7/1, while Dumfries at 25/1 looks a great selection for the Netherlands given how extreme his attacking positioning can be.

Score Prediction: Netherlands 2 Czech Republic 1

Best Bet

  • Both Teams to Score - Yes -125
  • Over 2.5 (-120)
  • Schick (Czech Republic) First Goal Scorer (+700)
  • Dumfries (Netherlands) First Goal Scorer (+2500)

Netherlands vs. Czech Republic Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Group C Winner vs. Group D Third
  • Expert Picks: Vegas Insiders
  • Venue: Puskas Arena
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

Betting Odds - Netherlands vs. Czech Republic

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Netherlands Betting Outlook

The Netherlands switched to a 5-3-2 from their usual 4-3-3 on the very eve of the tournament, and so far, despite initial criticism, it has worked very well. Denzel Dumfries has been a revelation at right wing-back, scoring twice and constantly appearing in the penalty area.

Memphis Depay is a truly world-class forward while Georginio Wijnaldum , who plays a much more attacking role for his country than for his club, is their top scorer with three goals. Bar a five minute spell against Ukraine where they conceded twice they have been largely. untroubled by their opponents so far.

Inside the Stats - Group Matches

  • Straight Up: 3-0-0
  • Over-Under: 2-1
  • Both Teams to Score: 1-2
  • Goals For: 8
  • Goals Against: 2
  • Goals Differential: +6

Netherlands won all three Group Stage matches and outscored their opponents 8-2 in rout to winning Group C. (AP)

Czech Republic Betting Outlook

Czech Republic may provide their sternest test so far. They equipped themselves well in Group D, beating Scotland at Hampden Park, drawing with Croatia and going down 1-0 to England. They made a few good chances at Wembley and restricted England pretty well.

They are a combative, organized team with a top class striker in Patrik Schick , who has netted all three of their goals - a header, a wonder-strike from the halfway line and a penalty.

Inside the Stats - Group Matches

  • Straight Up: 1-1-1
  • Over-Under: 0-3
  • Both Teams to Score: 1-2
  • Goals For: 3
  • Goals Against: 2
  • Goals Differential: +1

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