Ben Swain (@Swaaainn) previews England v Netherlands and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League fixture, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
England v Netherlands Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 06/06/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Estadio D. Afonso Henriques
- Channel: ITV
England (17/11) are favourites over their opposition the Netherlands (41/19) to reach the Nations League final, the objective of winning this semi-final.
Harry Kane is the favourite to score 1st (4/1) following his heroics getting England to this stage.
His goal, England’s second, completed the comeback against Croatia in the final group game to send England through above Spain also.
Van Dijk got the better of Harry Kane as recent as Saturday in the biggest domestic fixture of the season, the Champions League, and has the job of marking the World Cup top scorer again on Thursday.
Van Dijk himself was the hero for his side in the 90th minute as he equalised against Germany.
Another two goals for Netherlands was enough to beat France and ensure Netherlands topped their group.
All of the following played in a Champions League semi-final / final:
Netherlands: De Ligt, Blind, van Dijk, de Jong, van de Beek, Wijnaldum, for Netherlands
England: Rose, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Dier, Henderson, Alli, Kane
Potential Netherlands Starting XI: Cillisen, Blind, van Dijk, de Ligt, Tete, de Jong, de Roon, Babel, Wijnaldum, Promes, Depay
Potential England Starting XI: Pickford, Chilwell, Stones, Maguire, Walker, Henderson, Dier, Alli, Sterling, Kane, Sancho
Head To Head
- There has been 9 draws in 22 meetings between these two sides, with England winning 7 times.
- England have only won once in the previous eight meetings.
Key Stats & Facts
- BTTS occurred in two of Netherlands four group stage matches while it occurred three times for England.
- England have scored 2 or more in each of their previous five matches.
- Netherlands have scored 2 or more in their last four matches.
- Netherlands – 41/19
- Draw – 23/10
- England – 17/11
Netherlands aren’t the same side which failed to qualify for the World Cup 2018.
This side beat current and former World Champions, France and Germany, respectively, scoring eight goals in four matches, to reach the semi-final.
Both sides boast strong attacking players and I can see it being a goal fest.
England have scored 10 goals in their last two matches but if Czech Republic or Montenegro aren’t quality enough, go back to the Nations League group stages.
The World Cup quarter finalists scored 6 times in four matches in a group consisting of World Cup finalists Croatia and former World Champions, Spain.
The Netherlands boast six Champions League semi-finalists/finalists, while England’s side contains seven.