After impressing in the group stage, The Netherlands will be looking to make history by knocking out Czech Republic when they take on them at EURO 2020. The Netherlands are excelling in Group C scoring goals for fun. Rumor is that the Dutch will rely on their attacking style of play, but some players may not show up due to injury or hardship. The Czechs look to be the opposite team with a 1-0 loss from last round as they attempt to turn things around.
The nominal player relied on in-form attacker Patrik Shick, who has been scoring goals for fun while playing at the European Championship. Anyhow, the Czech Republic face an uphill task against the Netherlands in Sunday’s match, as they aim to go all the way at the World Cup. It must be noted that Jan Boril is not eligible for the away team.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Preview
North Macedonia talisman Goran Pandev did not get a typical send off in Sunday’s match against the Netherlands, in which he was substituted out of play 67 minutes into the game. The Dutch had already won with three goals late in when they replaced him on the field.
Memphis Depay all but ended the game with his goal in the 57th minute, and Georginio Wijnaldum made it 2-0 in front of a happy crowd on home turf. Liverpool’s second striker turned provider for Patrice Evra to round off the final score at 3-1 just before halftime.
The Netherlands have been ruthless so far in Euro 2020 qualifying, notching eight goals in three games. They’re averaging two goals per game for 10 matches in all competitions.
Ever since De Boer switched to a 3-4-1-2 setup, the team has played well. They have many critics and some pessimists thought they wouldn’t do well in this World Cup tournament.
The Netherlands have not had four consecutive victories in the European Championship since their Euro 2000 win, but as they continue to dazzle and delight so far in this tournament, fans are content with any appearance past the quarterfinals.
England was unable to overcome the mighty Czechs at Wembley, as a first-half header from Sterling proved to be all that separated the two sides during a low semi final matchup in London.
Despite their first and only defeat at Wembley Stadium, the Czechs’ victory over Scotland and a hard-fought draw with Croatia was enough to advance as one of the best third-placed teams in Group G. They have been rewarded with a game against one of the tournament favourites – France.
Jaroslav Silhavy has steered the Czech side further than their coach, Pavel Vrba was able to in 2016. The pattern of exiting at the group stage one year then making it into the knockout rounds another cycle continued for 2018.
Czech Republic have never been knocked out of the Euros at round 16 as an independent nation. If they are to break this cycle, Patrik Schick and team will need to be firing on all cylinders at Puskas Arena.
The Czech Republic and the Netherlands played out a thrilling five-goal match during Euro 2004 as Milan Baros scored two goals, while Vladimir Smicer completed a Czech comeback in the 3-2 win. Oranje also lost to the Czech Republic by 3-0 earlier this year.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic: key player
The Dutch national team is one of the most successful in European football, but they have struggled recently. They will need to reach their peak at the Euros if they want to be victorious this time around.
De Jong will likely be one of the key to recreating the glory days of Marco van Basten and company.
Former Ajax player Matthijs de Jong transferred to Barcelona this past summer after the team reached the Champions League semi-finals. Even though Xavier Hernández had been underwhelming at Camp Nou, the midfielder is integral to Spain’s chances of success in Euro 2012.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic 2020: full squad
Goalkeepers: Tim Krul (Norwich), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Marco Bizot (AZ)
Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Denzel Dumfries (PSV), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Jurrien Timber (Ajax), Joel Veltman (Brighton), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Owen Wijndal (AZ)
Midfielders: Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Forwards: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Donyell Malen (PSV), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moskva), Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg)
Netherlands vs Czech Republic 2020 head to head
The Czech Republic has a surprisingly excellent record against the Netherlands. Winning out of eleven matches played, five times over. The Dutch have only earned three total wins when they face the Czech Republic, and hope to change that record.
The match from 2015 between the two European teams ended in impressive fashion with a 3-2 victory for the Czech Republic. The team from The Netherlands has improved this year and will not want to lose this game.
Netherlands form guide in UEFA Euro 2020: WWW
Czech Republic form guide in UEFA Euro 2020: LDW
Netherlands led the group stage in goal scoring with three goals in their victories against Ukraine and North Macedonia, as well as a 2-0 win over Austria. Although they won all three games in Amsterdam, the next task for Group C winners is to keep their form going in Budapest.
Netherlands team news
The Montenegro talisman Goran Pandev- who was given a guard of honor by his own teammates when they substituted him in the 67th minute – was unable to send off North Macedonia with a goal. The Netherlands scored three goals to cruise to victory by the time Pandev left on the field.
Memphis Depay, who is linked with a move to Barcelona, contributed his new teammate Georginio Wijnaldum’s opening goal on the day before striking himself for Oranje’s second. Liverpool player Gini Wijnaldum scored the third in minute 58.
Oranje have shined at the Championship, where they are the only team to score more than 8 goals in group stage matches and their last 10 games include two-goal performances. Following some pre-competition pessimism, De Boer may have finally found a winning formula after the Netherlands fielded a new-look 3-4-1-2 formation against <team> and won. Another welcome fixture awaits them should they advance to the next stage as expected.
Not since Euro 2000, when the Netherlands had De Boer as an integral part of their machine, have they opened a European Championships campaign with four victories in a row. But the Dutch dazzled and delighted so far that it’s clear they’ll get to at least the quarter-finals.
After gaining independence in the 1990s, Czech Republic made it to the final of Euro 96 before losing to Germany with a star-studded squad featuring Pavel Nedved, Patrik Berger and Karel Poborsky. In 2004, the Czech Republic added the likes of Petr Cech, Jan Koller, Milan Baros and Tomas Rosicky to their squad. They were beaten in the semi-finals four years later.
They never got close to a trophy again after losing in the semifinals of Euro 2016 and will be looking to do better in 2020. They exited the tournament with zero wins after not advancing out of their group in Euro 2016.
Lacking legendary soccer geniuses of the past, Czech Republic are a straightforward side. They play in an orthodox 4-2-3-1 with organised defending tactics that can both sit back and push up depending on the situation. Tomas Kalas leads the backline, while Vladimir Coufal and Jan Boril get forward often from both wings. They often utilize the half-space to create opportunities for crosses.
Czech Republic team news
A red card in the Czech Republic’s matchup with England means Jan Boril will be unavailable for their match against Ukraine.
The Czech talisman Patrick Schick will lead the line despite struggling with a facial injury he picked up in last week’s Croatian game at Hampden Park.
Czech Republic possible starting XI: Vaclík; Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Kadeřábek; Souček, Holeš; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
England survived against a resilient Czech Republic thanks to its indefatigable defense at Wembley Stadium.Raheem Sterling scored the lone goal off a header in the middle of the game to interrupt an otherwise quiet clash in London
Although they lost their only game of group play at Wembley, the Czech Republic still managed to get to third place thanks to their victory against Scotland and draw with Croatia. They’ll match up against France in the quarter-finals.
Jaroslav Silhavy has already steered his side further than Pavel Vrba did during their ill-fated 2016 run – with a pattern of the Czech Republic bowing out at the group stage one year then progressing to the knockout rounds during the next cycle.
The Czech Republic have never been eliminated by knockout stage in the Euros. Silhavy will need his team to play at Puskas Arena if they are to avoid adopting a repeat of past victories (runners-up in 1996, semi-finalists 2004 and quarter finalists in 2012).
Netherlands and The Czech Republic played during the group stages of Euro 2004. They also met again in a friendly game this year, where the Netherlands lost 3-2 to their opponents.
Betting odds and tips for Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Netherlands are favorites to win with odds of 4/6, Czech Republic is the underdog at 4/1. A draw occurs 14/5.
- Prediction: 2-1 (7/1)
- Half-Time/Full-Time: Draw/Netherlands (7/2)
The Netherlands fancy their chances of scoring – especially with Memphis Depay in hot form.
Frank De Boer’s team hasn’t lost a game in seven games, and they should have too much talent for the Czechs this evening.
We predict the teams will be tied at halftime before Dutch comes out with all guns blazing in the second half. Their quick strikes prove costly to Czechs, as they lose by a comfortable margin.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic betting tips & predictions
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The Netherlands will battle the Czech Republic tonight for a spot in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020.
Despite their world ranking of 33, the Dutch have made a surprisingly strong showing in Group C – winning all three matches.
Meanwhile, in Group D, the Czechs finished as one of the best third-placed sides. England topped the group and will face Germany when play resumes on Tuesday.
The Czechs play counter-attacking style football. This means they are excellent at defending, but much less good on actual attacking.
The Dutch have already scored some quick breakaway goals themselves, so it will come as no surprise if this evening’s game is a cagey affair.
Unbelievably, the Dutch have failed to win an elimination game in European Championship since 2004 – but they are looking ready this summer.
Betting expert Robert Mann sifts through the action from Netherlands vs Czech Republic to help you pick your bets.
Czech Republic vs Netherlands: Additional stats
Netherlands: Stekelenburg; Dumfries, De Ligt, De Vrij, Blind, Van Aanholt; De Jong, De Roon, Wijnaldum; Depay, Malen
Out: L. De Jong (knee)
Misses next match if booked: De Roon
Czech Republic: Vaclík; Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Kadeřábek; Souček, Holeš; Masopust, Barák, Ševčík; Schick
Misses next match if booked: Hložek, Masopust
Goals and entertainment expected in this last 16 clash
The pressure is all on the Dutch team in this last 16 tie, following a very good performance during the group stage. Wins against Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia have raised morale among Dutch fans, as well as expectations from pundits and media. Wijnaldum has led by example at midfield while Depay performs up to expectations in attack.
Schick has really carried this Czech Republic team into the knockout stage, and his teammates will need to produce more for the underdogs to extend their stay at Euro 2020. After beating Scotland, the Czechs lost out to England then narrowly beat Croatia. But while they finished third in this group, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a chance at advancing one step further in the tournament. It will be tough for Schick and company, but their goals are in sight. This promises to an entertaining 90 minutes.
Attacking gameplan expected from the Netherlands
The Netherlands plan seems simple: outscoring the Czech Republic will enter them into the quarter-finals. So far at Euro 2020, the Dutch have impressed with their attacking style and appear to be more Brazilian in soccer.
De Boer’s side are scoring goals from various positions in the squad. The team’s strikers Depay and Weghorst have scored 3-goals between them while midfielder Wijnaldum has scored 3 goals. This attacking style could see the Netherlands go all the way and claim another European Championship.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Key points
- The Czech Republic has won the last two games against Netherlands.
- The Netherlands have not lost in their last seven matches.
- Czech Republic have failed to score in three of their last six games.
- Netherlands have scored two or more goals in eight of their last 10 matches.
- Czech Republic has not kept a clean sheet in their last eight matches.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Factors to Consider
- According to most betting agencies, the Netherlands have risen to sixth favorites to win Euro 2020.
- In the three games Netherlands played in Group A, they won all three and placed first.
- The Czech Republic finished third in their group stage games by winning one, drawing one and losing one.
- The Netherlands have scored eight goals at Euro 2020 and conceded two.
- Czech Republic have scored three goals at Euro 2020, conceding two.
Czech Republic are ranked outsiders at Euro 2020 and currently they are 50 to 1 to win the tournament. That’s in part due to the Czech Republic’s last-16 draw which sees them face the Netherlands, who won their group with three victories.
The Netherlands grew since their opener, and they will head into this game in a very strong position. Although they have enjoyed a good run of form, this team is lethal in attack and offers Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum as the prime examples. Out of the three questions Czech Republic will ask, we expect Netherlands to have answers for all of them.