Netherlands prepare to play their first game away from Amsterdam this Euros, and facing off against them is a Czech Republic side punching above their weight.
European Championship 2020
Venue: Puskás Aréna
The Netherlands topped their group winning all three of their games and scoring a tournament-high eight goals in the process.
Frank De Boer’s team have been fantastic to watch in attack and their overall game seem to get better with each passing game. Georginio Wijnaldum in particular has been crucial, while new Barcelona recruit, Memphis Depay has looked unplayable upfront.
Not much was expected of the Oranje before the tournament kicked in, but they have shocked everyone with their performances and will be confident of getting past Czech Republic.
Defeat to England in their last group stage game took the Czechs from top of the group to third.
They needn’t bother now seeing that they are pitted against The Netherlands instead of Portugal. There are no easy games at this stage however but the Dutch defence isn’t one of the best amongst the teams left in the competition.
That said, history is not on their side. Czech Republic have been beaten in three of their last four knockout games in this tournament. Will lightening struck twice here?
Luuk de Jong unavailable due to a knee injury.
Jan Boril is suspended for the game after accumulating one too many yellow cards in the group phase.
Netherlands’ last five games: DWWWW
Czech Republic’s last five games: LWWDL
The last time Netherlands won all three group games, (Euro 2008), they were knocked out in the very next round after extra time.
Netherlands have scored atleast two goals in their last ten games.
Czech Republic haven’t beaten a team ranked higher than them since 2019.
Patrik Schick has scored all of Czech Republic’s three goals in this tournament and he would be looking to add more to his tally. He’s not too far off from the golden boot accolade based on his performance so far, and Czech would need his goals to get past this Netherlands team. Back Schick to score anytime at odds of 3/1.
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