Euro 2024 Team Betting Predictions: Netherlands

 | Tuesday 11th June 2024, 10:10am

Tuesday 11th June 2024, 10:10am

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The Netherlands come into Euro 2024 in decent form, and with the hope of doing something special under Ronald Koeman. With arguably the strongest defence in the tournament, and six clean sheets in their last seven matches, perhaps the Dutch are being slightly underrated as we head to Germany. 

The Oranje will be backed by a huge following, as the Dutch fans nip over the border to support their nation. Talking of land borders, the last nation to win a European Championship in a country they border, was the Netherlands, way back in 1988, as they won the final in Munich. Could a repeat be on the cards here?

Euro 2024 Predictions - Netherlands

  • Netherlands to win Euro 2024 @ 16/1
  • To win Group D @ 11/4
  • Team top scorer: Memphis Depay @ 3/1
  • Stage of elimination: Last 16 @ 7/4

Having won three from three in the group stage of Euro 2020, the Netherlands were shocked by the Czech Republic in the last 16, losing 2-0 in Budapest. At the Qatar World Cup, they improved again, only losing to Argentina on penalties in the quarter-finals after an astonishing late comeback, inspired by Wout Weghorst. 

Louis van Gaal stepped away after that tournament, and Koeman returned for his second spell in charge. They qualified for this tournament in second place in their group, losing twice against France but making it through with relative ease. 

Euro 2024 Odds

Squad

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Mark Flekken (Brentford), Bart Verbruggen (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Girona), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Micky van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Tijjani Reijnders (AC Milan), Jerdy Schouten (PSV Eindhoven), Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig), Joey Veerman (PSV Eindhoven), Georginio Wijnaldum (Al-Ettifaq)

Forwards: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Brian Brobbey (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Atletico Madrid), Cody Gakpo (Liverpool), Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund), Wout Weghorst (Hoffenheim, on loan from Burnley)

Netherlands to win Euro 2024 @ 16/1

This is a strange period for the Netherlands. They’ve got some of the best defenders in the world lining up in their back three, and a solid squad in general, but they just lack that star quality going forward. There’s also an injury concern regarding Frenkie De Jong, which could seriously hamper them early on. 

They will certainly be competitive, but I can’t see them winning the whole thing. They lost twice to France in qualifying, and having been paired with them in a tricky group, are unlikely to top it. Then, some tough games await in the knockout stages. 

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To win Group D @ 11/4

Can’t see it at all. France are the joint-favourites to win the tournament and they should win three from three here. Meanwhile, Austria have seriously improved under Ralf Rangnick and are likely to give the Dutch a run for their money for second place in this group. Unless they can avoid defeat against France, I don’t think the Netherlands will win this group.

Team top scorer: Memphis Depay @ 3/1

Depay seems to have overcome his injury issue as he started in the 4-0 win over Iceland, leading the line in that success. With Cody Gakpo likely to start from the left, the goalscoring responsibility will fall to Memphis, who has done well for his nation, scoring 45 goals in 91 appearances. 

He’s the trusted penalty-taker, and should gobble up the chances provided to him, even though the Dutch aren’t the most attacking team in the world. 3/1 is a fair price.

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Stage of elimination: Last 16 @ 7/4

The Dutch should beat Poland in the group, and qualify in either second or third place in my eyes. They’ve got enough defensive quality to get that far, but in the knockout stage they may come unstuck. Even if they qualify second, they will likely come up against a talented, vibrant Ukraine side, while finishing third would see them face Spain. 

Either way, I think they are at serious risk of being eliminated in the last 16, and in my opinion, it is their most likely exit point from Euro 2024. 

Check out our other Euro 2024 Betting Tips here. 

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