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Netherlands vs France – Match Preview

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The Netherlands and France will face off in a crucial European Championship match. This encounter is scheduled for Thursday, June 21st at 19:00 GMT at the neutral Leipzig Stadion. It’s their second round match in EURO Grp. D. Both teams have 3 points from their opening matches, with the Dutch slightly ahead on goal difference. A win for either team could be decisive for progression. A draw, however, would keep the group open. Despite being the away team, France is the bookmakers’ favorite. Nonetheless, the Oranje aims to use the neutral venue to their advantage.

Netherlands – Form

The Netherlands have shown strong form in their recent games. They beat Poland 2-1 in the European Championship on June 16, 2024. Cody Gakpo and Wout Weghorst scored the goals. This victory matched bookmaker predictions. They also claimed 4-0 wins over Iceland and Canada in friendlies. These results highlight their offensive strength and confirm their dominance at home.

France – Form

France has shown reliability in their away games. Their latest match on June 17, 2024, ended in a 1-0 win against Austria in the European Championship. Maximilian Woeber’s own goal decided the match. This outcome was expected by bookmakers. Before this, they drew with Canada in a friendly. Both teams had chances but failed to score. France also defeated Luxembourg 3-0 in another friendly. Goals came from Randal Kolo Muani, Jonathan Clauss, and Kylian Mbappe. These results were in line with expectations.

Netherlands – France – Head to Head

The last match between these teams was on October 13, 2023. France won 2-1 in the European Championship. In their past 10 meetings, France has won 7 times. The Netherlands has secured 2 victories, and there has been 1 draw. This shows France’s dominance in these encounters. In the last 5 matches, both teams scored in 3 games. This suggests a tendency for open play. The Netherlands has struggled in recent matches against France, with several losses and a pattern of high-scoring games.

Netherlands – France – Standings

As the second round of EURO Grp. D approaches, both teams have 3 points. The Netherlands leads the group on goal difference. They have scored twice and conceded once. France has kept a clean sheet and scored once. This match at Leipzig Stadion could be crucial for the group’s standings. The neutral venue ensures an evenly matched contest.

Netherlands vs France – Top scorers

The Dutch team boasts a strong attack. Wout Weghorst leads with 4 goals in this European Championship. Virgil van Dijk and Donyell Malen have each added 2 goals. Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum have also scored. For France, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Pavard, and Randal Kolo Muani have scored twice. Antoine Griezmann and Kingsley Coman have each added a goal. This balanced attack will test the Dutch defense.

Netherlands vs France – Full-Time Betting

France is favored to win at 2.25 odds, with the Netherlands at 3.20, and a draw at 3.40. France’s historical success over the Netherlands could influence the outcome. However, the Netherlands’ recent performance is notable. The absence of Kingsley Coman might affect France. The odds reflect France’s slight advantage. The “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” markets offer interesting options. The “double-chance” market provides a safety net for bettors backing the Dutch.

Netherlands vs France – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” option is priced at 2.00, and “Under 2.5” at 1.80. Past meetings often exceeded 2.5 goals. The Netherlands and France have shown they can score. This suggests the “Over 2.5” option might be valuable. The neutral venue adds an interesting dynamic to the game.

Netherlands vs France – BTTS Betting

The odds for ‘Both Teams To Score’ are 1.727 for ‘Yes’ and 2.00 for ‘No’. In their last 10 matches, both teams scored in 6. Recent games show a similar trend. Given both teams’ attacking strength and defensive issues, ‘BTTS: Yes’ seems likely for this fixture.

Netherlands vs France – Prediction