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Netherlands v Austria betting tips: Dutch could serve up another thriller

| 15.06.2021

Preview and odds for the Group C match

Netherlands and Austria are already well on course for the last 16 and their Amsterdam clash could decide who wins Group C at the European Championship.

Both teams won their opening games and served up plenty of entertainment so neutrals will hope for more of the same here.

Thursday’s match is live on BBC One and kicks off at 8pm as we highlight a few potential Netherlands v Austria betting tips.

Netherlands v Austria match odds

Netherlands picked up three points against Ukraine but did it the hard way as they returned to tournament football after missing the last Euros and World Cup.

They were cruising at 2-0 up with 15 minutes to go thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst but then conceded twice in four minutes to Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk.

However, they were rescued by PSV defender Denzel Dumfries, who redeemed himself after wasting Holland’s best chance before they scored by heading home his first international goal at the far post.

The Dutch are 4/7 for another win here but there are some concerns about their defence at this tournament, especially in the absence of Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

Over 2.5 goals can be backed at 4/6 while a Netherlands win and both teams to score is available at 21/10.

Frank De Boer’s men have now scored 19 goals in their last six competitive matches and are 9/5 to score at least three goals here or they can be backed at 13/10 to score in both halves.

Franco Foda, Austria

Austria struck twice late on to ensure North Macedonia’s debut at a major tournament ended in a spirited 3-1 defeat in Romania.

Stefan Lainer’s impressive finish was cancelled out by Goran Pandev but Austria secured their maiden win at a Euros thanks to efforts from second-half substitutes Michael Gregoritsch and Marko Arnautovic.

That has taken the pressure off heading into what is likely to be their toughest group game and Austria are 5/1 underdogs here while the draw is 16/5.

Austria had failed to score in their previous three games ahead of Euro 2020, though, and a Dutch win to nil is available at 33/20.

Netherlands v Austria head-to-head

The Dutch have dominated this fixture in recent times, winning the last six meetings in a run stretching back to 1992.

The most recent was a friendly in Vienna in June 2016 when a goal in each half from Vincent Janssen and Wijnaldum secured a 2-0 victory for the visitors.

The last competitive meetings were in qualifying for Euro 2004 and the Netherlands came out on top in both, winning 3-0 away and 3-1 at home.

Previous XI

Netherlands vs Austria - Football tactics and formations
Netherlands: Stekelenburg, De Vrij, Van Aanholt, Blind, Dumfries, Timber, Wijnaldum, De Roon, De Jong, Depay, Weghorst.

Austria: Bachmann, Ulmer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Lainer, Sabitzer, Baumgartner, Schlager, Laimer, Kalajdzic.

Team news

Austria are without Marko Arnautovic after he was banned by UEFA for “insulting another player” against North Macedonia.

Key battles

Netherlands registered seven shots in the opening 15 minutes against Ukraine with two of their most experienced players, Memphis Depay and Wijnaldum, running the show.

Wijnaldum plays a much more attacking role for his country than he does for Liverpool and is 13/2 to open the scoring while odds of 6/5 are on offer for the Dutch to win and Depay to have at least two shots on target.

View the latest Euro 2020 odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.