Kick-off: 2000, 17/06/2021
Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena
TV: BBC One
Netherlands and Austria should be full of confidence following entertaining wins in the first round of Group C games at Euro 2020.
Both managers seem keen to play in a positive manner and it will be slightly surprising if this does not end up another action-packed contest.
Home advantage is a big factor, though, so we’ll go with 21/10 for the Dutch to prevail and each side to score for our opening Netherlands vs Austria prediction.
A Look At Netherlands’ Betting Odds
Netherlands have been great to watch in qualifiers, Nations League games, World Cup matches and friendlies, so it was nice to see them stick to an open game plan in a 3-2 win over Ukraine.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst pounced on some sloppy play at the back but their opponents hit back with a couple of cracking goals midway through the second half.
Fortunately, Denzel Dumfries managed to head in a late decider which sent a lively Amsterdam crowd home happy.
The PSV wing-back commented: “The reason I scored the goal is because we kept believing. I knew there would be more opportunities and you have to be ready when the moment comes.”
Memphis Depay failed to get on the scoresheet in that game but was a threat throughout and involved in numerous attacking moves.
The 27-year-old has a fine international record of 26 goals in 65 games and 16/5 he breaks the deadlock here stands out from the Netherlands vs Austria odds.
A Look At Austria’s Betting Odds
Austria took a while to wear down North Macedonia after gifting Goran Pandev an equaliser following Stefan Lainer’s opener.
However, Michael Gregoritsch produced a neat near-post finish on 78 minutes and then fellow substitute Marko Arnautovic made sure of victory in the closing stages.
Head coach Franco Foda told UEFA: “At half-time, we said we wanted to play the ball forward quicker, which we did much better. We were a lot more mobile.
“Above all, the substitutions really paid off. Gregoritsch and Arnautovic gave the team new impetus. I think it was a deserved win.”
With the likes of Real Madrid recruit David Alaba and RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer in their ranks, Das Team are a decent outfit.
They have now claimed five wins and a couple of draws from their last eight competitive fixtures.
In a game which promises end-to-end action, let’s add 10/3 for both teams to score in the first half to our Netherlands vs Austria betting tips.
NETHERLANDS 3-2 Ukraine – Wijnaldum, Weghorst, Dumfries
AUSTRIA 3-1 North Macedonia – Lainer, Gregoritsch, Arnautovic
Head-to-head: Austria 0-2 Netherlands, Netherlands 3-1 Austria, Austria 3-4 Netherlands
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