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Netherlands take on Austria in their second match in the European Championship on Thursday at Johan Cruijff Arena. Netherlands arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 16 in the FIFA world ranking, sitting fairly close to Austria, who come here with a ranking of number 23.
Before their first match at the tournament, Netherlands were heavy favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans would, of course, be dreaming of Netherlands lifting the trophy like in 1988.
It has the look of a close battle to get through Group C but Austria head into their second match knowing they have real quality in their ranks. They came away from the World Cup on home soil in 2018 with a far better result than expected. They won enough matches in qualifying to top some groups, however Austria had to settle for 2nd place. They will most likely exit the tournament before the final match, but odds suggest a good run is not beyond them.
Netherlands vs Austria stats and analysis
Netherlands have splendid goalscoring stats in their last 8 internationals. Netherlands hit the target 3 times on average per game, scoring 24 goals along the way. However, they conceded a total of 10 goals, an average of over one goal per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 3 of those matches.
Austria have not exactly set the world on fire lately when it comes to goal scoring. Austria scored a mediocre 13 times in the last 10 internationals creating an average of just 1.3 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 3 of those matches, conceding 11 goals which is an average of 1.1 per game.
Every team hopes to open the group stage on a positive note and in claiming a 3-0 win, Netherlands certainly delivered.
Stats and facts for Netherlands and Austria.
Fun stats Netherlands
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Netherlands has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Netherlands’s last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Netherlands’s last 7 of 9 matches.
Fun stats Austria
- Austria scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Austria’s last 3 of 5 matches.
Form Netherlands vs Austria
Netherlands tough to break down.
Netherlands look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches, Netherlands beat Ukraine 3-2, defeated Georgia 3-0, and claimed a 2-2 draw with Scotland.
Austria hope to stop the rot.
Austria go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their previous 3 internationals, Austria witnessed a 1-0 defeat against England before being held to a goalless Slovakia. The most recent international for Austria’s finest served up a 3-1 win against North Macedonia.
Netherlands v Austria Fixture History
On 4 June 2016 these two nations went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting when Netherlands ran away winners with a 0-2 scoreline.
Netherlands have won 100%, while Austria have won 0% of the last 5 encounters between the two teams in the European Championship resulting in a total of 5-0-0.
Memphis Depay arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Netherlands. Scoring 5 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Topscorer message for the national team. Netherlands will be looking to Memphis Depay to find the net once again. He is on 5 of their last 6 matches. It has been a great season for undefined who bagged undefined for his club and bringing that kind of form to the table at the Euro’s could see him grab the Golden Boot.