Netherlands vs England: Nations League Football Preview and Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Monday, June 3, 2019 1:19 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 3, 2019 1:19 PM UTC

High-scoring affair expected between 2 great attacking sides 

<div><h2>Netherlands vs England</h2><p><a href=""><strong>Thursday, June 6, Afonso Henriques (Guimarães)</strong></a></p><p>Nations League is the perfect opportunity for both Netherlands and England to bring silverware and to book their Euro 2020 tickets. The players from both squads are coming after a long and tiring season with most of them playing in the Champions League and Europa League semis and final.</p><p>Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Daley Blind (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) have all played at least UCL and UEL semifinals with many of them finishing their regular season last Saturday with the Champions League finals won by Liverpool. The question is how fit will they be for this match and how important is this competition for them.</p><p>England won 6 of their previous 8 matches across all competitions losing just 1 and scoring 20 goals in the process. They are brilliant going forward and they should once again find the back of the net. On the other side, Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia finishing 3rd in their qualifying group after France and Sweden, are enjoying a superb period and they are should easily book their Euro 2020 tickets despite being drawn in a difficult group. They’ve improved substantially and they are fully packed with world class players, who are performing at the highest level in Europe and they are eager to win trophies.</p><p>We’re expecting goals with both teams struggling to keep clean sheets but having a superb attacking firepower. The hosts have conceded in 7 of their previous 10 matches while England have the tendency to concede on the road. The Netherlands have been unbeaten in seven games against England before losing to them last year in a friendly match. Four of the previous five head-to-head played between these two national teams have seen both teams scoring. Let’s not forget that this match will be played on a neutral venue, in Guimaraes, Portugal, so the Netherlands are not exactly “the hosts”.</p><p>After a poor Champions League final performance against Liverpool, we expect Harry Kane to be benched and replaced Marcus Rashford or Sterling who are 100% fit and rested.</p><p>This match can go either way so the wise thing to do is to skip the winners-market and focus on the goals-market.</p><p><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Nations League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score at 1.8 with Betfair.</strong></em></a></p></div>
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