We have entered the final round of group stage matches in the European U21 Championships and one of Tuesday’s encounters will see joint-hosts Georgia take on the Netherlands at Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi.

Georgia have been the surprise package of the tournament as they sit top of Group A on four points, having shocked 2021 runners-up Portugal with an opening 2-0 win before coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Belgium last time out.

The Netherlands have recorded back-to-back draws against Belgium (0-0) and Portugal (1-1) to leave them third in the pool, level on points with the Belgians in second and two behind Georgia.

With Portugal bottom of the pile on one point, every side still has the opportunity to finish in the top two and qualify for the quarter-finals, a section of the draw that only England are guaranteed to be in.

Netherlands U21 vs Georgia U21 Betting Tips:

  • Draw @ 13/5
  • Over 12.5 Corners @ 3/1

Date: Tuesday 27th June, 2023
Time: 17:00
Location: Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi

Team news

The Netherlands will be forced into one alteration from the side that drew against Portugal, with midfielder Quinten Timber suspended after picking up his second yellow of the tournament last time out.

Basel star Wouter Burger is expected to be drafted into the starting XI for this crucial contest.

As for Georgia, head coach Ramaz Svanadze said his side were better in the second-half against Belgium after making tactical tweaks and the trio that came on at the break – Giorgi Gocholeishvili, Nika Gagnidze and Giorgi Tsitaishvili – are all pushing for starts.

Draw @ 13/5

Georgia have surprised everyone with their performances so far and that share of the spoils last time out extended their unbeaten streak to five matches, leaving them right in the mix for a last-eight spot.

Svanadze’s side have certainly benefitted from a raucous home crowd and, for the third straight match, they will be playing in front of a packed Boris Paichadze Stadium, which should help spur them on.

There is no doubting the quality the Netherlands have in their ranks but they have been rather profligate in the tournament so far, scoring just once from 24 shots across their two outings.

Erwin van de Looi’s troops have struggled to put teams away of late and they have drawn their last four assignments.

They have shared the spoils in five of their last six games and another 1-1 on Tuesday is 7/1 as a Correct Score.

Although Jong Oranje have won the previous two meetings 6-0 and 1-0, the most recent of those victories came in 2014 and the Georgia outfit they face on Tuesday is of a much higher standard.

With only a draw needed for Georgia to progress, there is every chance the joint-hosts can secure the result they require and reach the quarter-finals.

Over 12.5 Corners @ 3/1

There have been 17 corners seen in Georgia’s two games so far, an average of 8.5 per match, while there have been a massive 28 corners across the Netherlands’ two outings.

Georgia have faced 14 of those 17 corners, so they do have a tendency to give away set-piece chances, and they are expected to come under severe pressure from the Dutch in this encounter.

Therefore, over 12.5 corners looks like great value at 3/1.

 

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