January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Amsterdam plays host to this Group C clash and Goal is backing plenty of action as both sides look to start Euro 2020 by taking all three points
Netherlands begin their Euro 2020 campaign on home soil on Sunday evening when they face Ukraine at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Frank De Boer’s side are the favourites to top Group C but their opponents this weekend come into the tournament in strong form, having put together a six-match unbeaten run in 2021.
Netherlands vs Ukraine Latest Odds
Ukraine have beaten Spain and Switzerland whilst drawn with France in competitive fixtures in the last nine months and Andriy Shevchenko’s side are priced at 5/1 (6.00) with bet365 to claim another high-profile scalp.
The Dutch for their part can be backed at 3/5 (1.60) to claim three points, while the draw is available at 13/5 (3.60).
Netherlands vs Ukraine Team News
Netherlands were dealt a major blow when first choice goalkeeper Jesper Cillessen tested positive for coronavirus last week, meaning Tim Krul and Maarten Stekelenburg will compete to start in his place, whilst Donny Van de Beek is out of the tournament with an injury.
Ukraine will be captained by Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, who will keep things moving in the middle of the park alongside Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi.
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The Dutch come into the tournament boasting an impressive scoring record, having scored at least twice in each of their last seven matches, with Memphis Depay responsible for five of the Netherlands’ last 12 goals. .
Qualifying for Euro 2020 proved to be no issue, with De Boer’s side picking up 19 points from a possible 24 whilst averaging three goals per game.
Ukraine, for their part, also reached the tournament in impressive fashion – going unbeaten and finishing ahead of holders Portugal.
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They have notched some impressive results against important sides in recent months and having edged Portugal in qualifying, they will certainly feel they can compete.
Netherlands vs Ukraine Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score should be of interest at 6/5 (2.20), while backing Ukraine with a +0.5 goal Asian handicap at 5/4 (2.25) could also appeal.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.