- Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
- Thursday: June 6th 19:45
- Referee: Clément Turpin
The second semifinal game of the UEFA Nations League will be between the Netherlands and England. Two old rivals who are desperate to come back among the top football nations. While England did that in the previous World Cup, Oranje is still looking for that opportunity. Ronald Koeman put together a solid team that has tremendous potential, and their recovery from several huge blows over the previous few years goes as planned for now. They opened the UNL with a loss in France, but afterwards played much better trashing both the world champs and the Germans at home. Like in the old days, Oranje plays fast, aggressive, and above all, offensive football, which results in lots of goals. For example, only two events in the latest eight haven’t seen three or more scores, and seven of the previous 10 ended with both sides netting. They did lose against the Germans in the EURO qualifications, but it could only be a motive to give their best here and to secure a ticket to the continental competition already now and avoid spending energy through the qualifications.
England reached the semifinals of the World Cup and is playing great at the moment. But what the nation wants is some kind of a trophy. Winning a UEFA Nations League would be a massive boost for both the team and the fans. Three Lions are superb at the moment and are crushing anything which stands in their way. In the previous seven games, they haven’t felt a taste of loss, and the past five were all victories. During that span the English lads scored 18 goals and kept their net intact on two occasions, conceding four goals. All those wins came with over 2.5 goals, and that is a new dimension in England’s game. They were a team which relied on upon tough defence, but it seems that somewhere along the way, Gareth Southgate’s guys evolved into a unit which knows how to dictate the tempo on the field.
|23.03.18||Netherlands 0:1 England||FI|
|29.03.16||England 1:2 Netherlands||FI|
|29.02.12||England 2:3 Netherlands||FI|
|12.08.09||Netherlands 2:2 England||FI|
|15.11.06||Netherlands 1:1 England||FI|
Kenny Tete (Olympic Lyon) is left out from the squad because of his injury, and Hans Hateboer will jump in instead of him. Interestingly, Steven Berghuis and Terence Kongolo are also out, as well as Wout Weghorst. Both Van Dijk and Wijnaldum are ready despite the recent Champions League finals.
Kiernan Trippier, who was one of the best players during the World Cup, is not on the roster. Kyle Walker and Alexander-Arnold jumped in instead of him. Luke Shaw and James Madison are also out.
Having in mind that this game has a certain value, we believe that the efficiency isn’t going to be very high, but on the other hand, the offensive potential of the teams guarantees some goals. Because of that, 2 or 3 hits are the most reasonable thing to bet on. Along with this, we would add both sides to score, but that is optional. When looking at the form of teams and their style of play in recent times, we are almost certain about this proposition. Bet 365 has the best odds, in this case, 20/21.
When talking about the final outcome of this event, the teams are even, and our tipster crew shares the opinion that one mistake or one inspirational move might seal this match. We can’t see that one side has an edge in a specific aspect of the game, and because of that, a draw is what we suggest. Odds on that one are nice, and Betway offers 11/5.
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2 or 3 goals
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