Netherlands vs. Czech Republic Predictions: EURO 2020 Odds & Picks
There were doubts over the Netherlands’ ability to compete at Euro 2020. However, Frank de Boer’s side have three wins from the three games they have played at the tournament so far. This, however, will be a tricky test for the Oranje who won’t have home advantage like they did against Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia.
Czech Republic emerged from Group D having beaten Scotland and drawn against Croatia. Jaroslav Silhavy’s side were also competitive against England at Wembley, only losing 1-0. They will fancy their chances of causing an upset in Budapest. Here are some tips and predictions for the Netherlands v Czech Republic on Sunday June 27.
Netherlands vs. Czech Republic Predictions
Date: Sunday, June 27
Time: 12pm ET
Latest odds: Netherlands -150, Draw +295, Czech Republic +450
This match will throw together two very different teams with two very different outlooks on how the game should be played. Indeed, the Netherlands have embraced their chaos side at Euro 2020, scoring eight goals in the three fixtures they have played so far. Czech Republic, on the other hand, are a more conservative side.
Jan Boril is suspended for this match meaning Silhavy will be forced into a change at left back. This could be bad news for Czech Republic given the Netherlands’ threat down the right wing with Denzel Dumfries, who has scored twice in three appearances, one of the stars of the tournament so far.
De Boer has a decision to make on the make-up of his attacking unit. While Wout Weghorst has been primarily deployed alongside Memphis Depay, there is a clamour for Donyell Malen to play instead such was the sparkling nature of his performance in the 3-0 win over North Macedonia.
Whoever starts in attack, the Netherlands carry a goal threat that will test Czech Republic who will need to keep things tight at the back. There has been under 2.5 goals in the last four matches played by Silhavy’s side. A high-scoring affair would surely tilt the scales towards the Dutch.
Patrik Schick has shone at Euro 2020, bagging a brace in the 2-0 win over Scotland. However, Czech Republic will need to ensure the Bayer Leverkusen forward is supported and not left isolated as the apex of the attack. Otherwise the Netherlands will likely have too much firepower through the likes of Depay, Georginio Wijnaldum and Dumfries for their last 16 opponents.