WHAT: Euro 2020, Group C, Round 2
LINE: Netherlands -182 | Draw +325 | Austria +525
KICK OFF: Thursday, June 17th, 3PM EST
WHERE: Johan Cruifjj Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Both sides kicked off their Euro 2020 campaigns with victories. The Netherlands managed to dig deep and beat Ukraine 3-2 after letting a 2-0 lead slip. Austria recorded their first-ever victory at a Euro’s tournament with a 3-1 win over North Macedonia. Three points here for either side will be enough to qualify for the knockout stages.
Here are links to High Press Soccer’s Euro 2020 Group Guides.
Euro 2020 Group A Preview: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Wales
Euro 2020 Group B Preview: Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Russia
Euro 2020 Group C Preview: Austria, Netherlands, North Macedonia and Ukraine
Eur0 2020 Group D Preview: Croatia, Czech Republic, England and Scotland
Euro 2020 Group E Preview: Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden
Euro 2020 Group F Preview: France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal
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NETHERLANDS POSSIBLE STARTING XI
Frank De Boer will go with the same starting XI and formation that beat Ukraine in Round 1. His side dominated possession (62%) and played some brilliant football at times before letting themselves down defensively in the closing stages.
Although goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg could do nothing about Andriy Yarmolenko’s beautiful curled finish into the top corner, De Boer will be disappointed his defense let him drift inside unmarked onto his favored left foot. Four minutes later, poor defending allowed Roman Yaremchuk to header in Ruslan Malinovskyi’s free-kick unchallenged.
NETHERLANDS EURO 2020 ROSTER
Manager: Frank De Boer
GK: Marco Bizot (AZ Alkmaar), Tim Krul (Norwich City), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax)
DEF: Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), Denzel Dumfries (PSV Eindhoven), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Joël Veltman (Brighton), Owen Wijndal (AZ Alkmaar)
MID: Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ Alkmaar), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Jurriën Timber (Ajax), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
FWD: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Luuk de Jong (Sevilla), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyonnais), Cody Gakpo (PSV Eindhoven), Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven), Wout Weghorst (VFL Wolfsburg)
AUSTRIA POSSIBLE STARTING XI
Marco Arnautović will be unavailable after UEFA handed him a one-game suspension. The former Stoke and West Ham forward was found guilty of insulting Ezgjan Alioski after coming off the bench to score Austria’s third.
Franco Foda will also stick with the same starting XI and formation that beat North Macedonia 3-1. His side controlled the game and were worthy winners, with star players Marcel Sabitzer and David Alaba providing beautiful assists. These two will be key to getting Austria to the knockout stages.
AUSTRIA EURO 2020 ROSTER
Manager: Franco Foda
GK: Daniel Bachmann (Watford), Pavao Pervan (VFL Wolfsburg), Alexander Schlager (LASK)
DEF: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Aleksandar Dragović (Bayer Leverkusen), Marco Friedl (Werder Bremen), Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt), Stefan Lainer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Philipp Lienhart (SC Freiburg), Stefan Posch (TSG Hoffenheim), Andreas Ulmer (Red Bull Salzburg)
MID: Julian Baumgartlinger (Bayer Leverkusen), Christoph Baumgartner (TSG Hoffenheim), Florian Grillitsch (TSG Hoffenheim), Stefan Ilsanker (Eintracht Frankfurt), Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig), Valentino Lazaro (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Karim Onisiwo (Mainz 05), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Louis Schaub (FC Luzern), Xaver Schlager (VFL Wolfsburg), Alessandro Schöpf (FC Schalke 04), Christopher Trimmel (FC Union Berlin)
FWD: Marko Arnautović (Shanghai Port), Michael Gregoritsch (FC Augsburg), Saša Kalajdžić (VFB Stuttgart)
NETHERLANDS VS AUSTRIA BETTING TIPS
I think we will see goals from both sides here. Austria’s defense had it easy against North Macedonia and face a much tougher test this time out, with Wout Weghorst and Memphis Depay leading the Netherlands frontline.
The quality of Sabitzer and Alaba’s deliveries will cause the Netherlands’ problems defensively who are on the small side compared to 6’7″ Saša Kalajdžić. 6’2″ Stefen de Vrij will be tasked with marking the VfB Stuttgart striker with his defensive partners Daley Blind and Jurriën Timber standing at 5’11” and 5’10”, respectively.
BETTING TIP: Both Teams To Score YES -132
I like Weghorst to score again. He has been in brilliant form this season for VFL Wolfsburg, scoring 20 Bundesliga goals, and will be confident against this Austria side comprised mainly of players from Germany’s top flight.
BETTING TIP: Wout Weghorst To Score Anytime +155
Xaver Schlager picked up seven yellow cards for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga this season. Sitting at the base of Austria’s midfield, I think he will get booked for trying to stop Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jong, and Marten de Roon.
BETTING TIP: Xaver Schlager to get booked +400
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