In the second semi-final of the UEFA Nations League, Netherlands is pitted against England. The clash is happening on Thursday at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, Portugal. If you want to place some money on this game, make sure first to get as much info as possible. And the best way to do so is by reading our Netherlands vs England prediction and betting tips!
The Dutch got themselves in the semi-final after finishing on the top of their group in the League A, leaving behind the current World Cup title holder, France. Together with Portugal, Netherlands is expected to reach the final of the competition.
One reason is the performances of the Dutch in the group stage of the Nations League; the other is the performance of their players in the Champions League and other competitions in which they played for their clubs. For instance, Van Dijk and Wijnaldum won the Champions League with Liverpool, while a number of Dutch players played for Ajax in the semifinal, including de Ligt, Blind, de Jong, and van de Beek.
On top of everything, these players seem to work very well as a team. Ronald Koeman has created a winning atmosphere in the team, in which every player is giving his utmost in every single game. They are the favorites against England but what do the Three Lions have to say about that? Find out in the next part of our Netherlands vs England prediction!
They played in a very tough group in the League A, together with Spain and the World Cup finalists Croatia. And they still managed to finish the group stage on the top of the table. The most impressive fact is that they won both of their previous Nations League games, one against Spain and one against Croatia.
Same as the Netherlands, England also have plenty of players who have a great club season behind them. A number of them played important roles in the Champions League final played last weekend, including Liverpool captain Henderson, as well as the Reds’ full back Alexander-Arnold. A number of Tottenham players are also in the England national team, including Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, and Eric Dier.
They have a great team, which is why it’s not a big surprise they’re in a pretty good form. England have won five previous matches in all competitions, including Euro qualifiers, the UEFA Nations League, and friendlies.
Obviously, England seem to be strong in every position on the pitch, however, the question is whether they can rise to the challenge against the Dutch. At the moment, the Netherlands just seem much stronger than them. If you want to see can they get anything from this match, scroll down to our Netherlands vs England betting tips!
Cillessen – van Dijk, de Ligt, Dumfries, Blind – Wijnaldum, van de Beek, de Jong – Bergwijn, Promes, Depay
Pickford – Maguire, Stones, Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell – Henderson, Dier, Alli – Sterling, Rashford, Kane
The Netherlands vs England Prediction
England’s strongest point is their attack; the problem is that the Dutch are strongest at the back. Even though the Three Lions have managed to score at least two goals in each of their previous five matches, I doubt they’re gonna be able to do it against the Dutch. Still, they definitely seem capable of spicing the match up with a goal. But, even if they score, it probably won’t be enough to get them through to the final.
The Netherlands vs England Betting Tips
- The Netherlands to Advance @2.10 (William Hill)
- BTS @1.75 (bwin)