Netherlands Vs. Austria match preview
Netherlands prepare to play Austria in group stages in the Euro 2020 at Johan Cruijff Arena on Thursday night.
The Flying Dutchmen are heading into this match with a 3-2 win over Ukraine, goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Wout Weghorst and Denzel Dumfries earned them victory while Andrily Shaparenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored consolation for Ukraine.
Netherlands are in second position with six points after three matches in WC qualifiers, beating Latvia and Gibraltar; 2-0 and 7-0 respectively, suffering a 4-2 loss against Turkey.
Das Team on the other hand, beat Northern Macedonia 3-1 in the opener making a tie in points with their opponents in the group.
Austria have failed to win in all the two latest International Friendly Games, drawing 0-0 against Slovakia and suffering a 1-0 loss against England.
They are struggling in WC Qualifiers campaign having won once, drawn once and lost 4-0 in the hands of Denmark.
- Netherlands have won six, drawn twice and suffered a single loss in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- The Flying Dutchmen have registered three clean-sheets in their last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Austria has registered three clean-sheets in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Das Team have won five times, drawn thrice and suffered two losses in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Frank De Boer’s men have at least registered more than two goals, seven in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Franco Foda’s side have registered two away wins in the last four matches in all competitions this season.
Netherlands Vs. Austria Head to Head
These teams have met five times in various campaigns; World Cup group stages, Netherlands thrashing Austria 5-1, twice in Euro 02/03 qualifiers and twice in International Friendly Games.
The Flying Dutchmen have won in all encounters the previous ended 2-0 in International Friendly Games.
Netherlands Team News
Matthijs de Ligt did not feature against Ukraine and doubts roam over his availability, Virgil van Dijk is out in the recovery table with injury.
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and Midfielder Donny van de Beek, a Manchester United player, both pulled out of the squad due to injuries.
Austria Team News
Das Team performed superbly against Northern Macedonia and all their hopes will be on Bayern Munich utility man David Alaba.
Netherlands Vs. Austria Prediction
Netherlands looked good as they won in the opener match despite conceding 2 surprising goals from their opponents, ending 3-2. Franki de Jong and Memphis Depay dominated for the Dutch side. Frank De Boer’s side will be aiming to stretch their lead with a win here.
On the other hand, Austria are full of confidence after winning 3-1 against North Macedonia and will be relying on David Alabas performances. It is expected to be a very entertaining showdown.
Goals – Over 2.5
Both teams have been producing more than two goals occasionally in various competitions and we expect over 2.5 Markets as predicted by our pundit.
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