Netherlands and Czech Republic teams will fight each other at the Euro 2020 in Round of 16. The match will take place on 27 June 2021 at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.
Online bookmakers place the Dutch as clean favorites to win the match in 90 minutes. Oranje are priced at 1.62 (-161 American), while the Czech are offered with the odds of 6.10 (+510). You can wager on a draw with the odds of 4.10 (+310) on international betting sites.
In the To Qualify betting market chances are 75%/25% in favor of the Netherlands squad. You can bet on them to proceed and you will win only $28 on each $100 in the case of success, hence the odds of 1.28 (-357 American). Opposite is priced at 3.90 (+290).
The match between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic is a promising set-up because the last confrontation of these two national teams was back in 2015. To make a sure bet let’s look up what these teams showed in the group stage and what result might wait for us today
Netherlands national team: recent results and statistics
Based on the group stage results, the Netherlands appear to be clear favorites for real. They won 3 of the group matches and conceded only 2 goals in the match against Ukraine. Anyway, their group was not difficult at all, maybe the easiest one at Euro 2020: North Macedonia was clearly the weakest of all, while Ukraine and Austria were priced as the last-16 main outsiders as soon as the whole roster of Round 16 teams was compiled.
Austria seemed to be the most dangerous rival, but they did not show enough prowess and only awaited for mistakes in the opponents' play. The Netherlands played safe and clean, so the victory went to Frank de Boer`s boys with a score of 2:0. One can say that the statistics of 14 shots, 3 of which are on target is an indicator of a confident play. The downside is their foul play. There were 13 fouls committed by Netherlands, while Austria had 9 fouls only.
Game against the Ukrainian national team is also worth noting. Ukraine fought back in the end with 2 goals and almost got itself a surprise draw, but it was obvious that the Dutch play was much more solid. Their dominance was evident: ball possession of 63% and 15 shots with 7 of them on target, as well as passing accuracy of 90%.
Finally, the total destruction of North Macedonia. There were 6 shots on target made by the Netherlands while North Macedonia had only one real chance to score. Georginio Wijnaldum, who scored 2 out of 3 goals in the Macedonians’ net, as well as one more goal in other matches, will be the strongest card in the deck in the future match against Czech Republic. All in all, the Netherlands were the favorites, and their results were expected.
Czech Republic national team: recent results and statistics
The Czech’s group looks stronger, with England and Croatia, which are not in their best shape, but they are still serious rivals. The Czech Republic showed their level of preparation, defeating Scotland in a close game and playing in a draw with Croatia in a totally equal match with 50% ball control and just one shot on target.
But still, the Czech Republic team was lucky enough, and even Scotland did not look worse. There were 9 shots on target made by the Czech and an average ball control level of 45% in the group stage, which seems like not enough for an equal match against the Netherlands.
On the positive side, I would mention Patrick Schick, who scored all 3 goals for the Czech national team. He is ready and might play a decisive role in the future match.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic predictions for Euro 2020 match
I fully agree with the bookmakers who believe Netherlands are the favorites, so with all that has been said, I think the best bet is Netherlands to win in regular time with odds of 1.62 (-161 American).
Netherlands vs Czech Republic: Handicap betting tips and odds
Everything is obvious here, the Netherlands made 16 shots on target in the group stage, which is almost 2 times more than the Czech Republic's.
Asian Handicap. Shots on target — Netherlands (-2) with the odds of 1.67 (-149 American)
Netherlands vs Czech Republic: Over/Under betting tips and odds
There were 8 goals scored by the Netherlands in the group stage, almost 3 in every match, so betting on more goals looks a safe choice.
Individual goals total. Netherlands — Over 1.5 with odds of 1.75 (-133 American)