The Netherlands welcome France to the Johan Cruyff Arena on Friday night in a Group B Euro 2024 qualifier. The home side could benefit greatly from a victory in this crunch clash to better their chances of securing a place in next summer’s tournament in Germany.

Football Bet of the Day – Friday 13 October

  • France and both teams to score (Yes) in Netherlands vs France – 16/5

The Netherlands will be hoping to avenge their 4-0 defeat to France earlier in the qualifying campaign, but it is going to be a tough ask given that Les Bleus have won all five matches so far.

Didier Deschamps men have been excellent in Group B and have not been left with a hangover following their World Cup final defeat to Argentina last December. A European crown will be on the agenda for this star-studded squad and they still have to do a bit more to ensure they are part of the roster for the tournament finals.

France have one of the strongest squads in the world and the quality in depth that they have is frightening. The Netherlands have a strong squad but even theirs is incomparable to that of their opponents, as shown in their previous meeting on this stage.

There were three different scorers on that occasion for France. Kylian Mbappe scored twice, with Antoine Griezmann and Dayot Upemacano grabbing the other goals. The Netherlands will look for a much-improved response on Friday night when the two teams square up in Amsterdam, and hopefully will deliver a more competitive match.

They do of course head into this match having won their last two qualifiers, against the Republic of Ireland and Greece respectively. Both attacking stars Cody Gakpo and Wout Weghorst scored in each of those victories and they will be key if the Netherlands are to cause problems for France.

Confidence will be high with the hosts, and they will feel that they can cause more problems for Les Bleus than they did last time out, but France still appear to be too strong for them. This does feel like it is set up to be another French triumph, but expect the Netherlands to cause some damage themselves.


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