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Netherlands vs Scotland betting tips
This article covers Netherlands vs Scotland betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – Netherlands 9/20
o – Draw 10/3
o – Scotland 6/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Netherlands vs Scotland: Match details
Match: Netherlands vs Scotland
Competition: International Friendly
Date: June 2, 2021
Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, June 2, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Estádio Algarve, Portugal
Betting prediction: Netherlands 2 – 0 Scotland
Netherlands face Scotland in this Euro 2020 warm-up match at the Estádio Algarve in Portugal on Wednesday.
The Dutch have the slight upper hand here with 9 wins to 6 in the head-to-head. However, they have dominated the most recent meetings, winning each of the last 4 matches in which they have scored a total of 12 goals without reply.
Scotland have won just 1 of the last 11 matches between them dating back to 1982. That victory was a 1-0 win in the UEFA European Championship Play-offs 1st leg in Glasgow. The Netherlands demolished them 6-0 just 4 days later to qualify for Euro 2004. This is the biggest victory by either team in this head-to-head.
Netherlands vs Scotland: Recommended bets
The Netherlands came out victorious when they last met back in November 2017. A repeat of that 1-0 win on Wednesday is available at odds of 15/2.
Scotland’s last win in this head-to-head came back in November 2003 and was also by a 0-1 scoreline. You can back them at 20/1 for the same scoreline here on Wednesday.
Netherlands vs Scotland has been a low scoring game more often than not. Of the last 11 encounters between these sides, 8 have resulted in just 1 goal or less being scored. You can back another low scoring game here on Wednesday with odds of 27/20 for under 2.5 goals.
Memphis Depay (below) has had an excellent season at Lyon. His 20 goals sees him finish second to Kylian Mbappe in the Ligue 1 scoring charts.
Memphis has 4 goals in his last 5 appearances for the Netherlands including a brace in his last match against Gibraltar back in March. The Dutch international is the 7/2 favourite to score the game’s opener on Wednesday. Or odds on at 5/6 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Scotland.
Netherlands vs Scotland: What are the betting odds?
The Dutch have won each of the last 4 meetings between these sides. They are odds-on favourites at 9/20 to make it 5 in a row here.
Scotland won their last match 4-0 versus the Faroe Islands back in March. This result brought to an end a run of 5 games without a win for the Scots. They start this match as 13/2 underdogs.
The Scottish have drawn 2 of their 3 matches played so far in 2021. Odds of 16/5 are available if you see Netherlands and Scotland cancelling each other out on Wednesday.
Netherlands vs Scotland – recent form and head to head statistics
Netherlands vs Turkey - 6:1
Netherlands vs Montenegro - 4:0
Norway vs Netherlands - 1:1
Netherlands vs Czech Republic - 0:2
North Macedonia vs Netherlands - 0:3
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Austria vs Scotland - 0:1
Scotland vs Moldova - 1:0
Denmark vs Scotland - 2:0
Croatia vs Scotland - 3:1
England vs Scotland - 0:0
|September 7, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Netherlands||6 - 1||Turkey|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Netherlands||4 - 0||Montenegro|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Norway||1 - 1||Netherlands|
|June 27, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Netherlands||0 - 2||Czech Republic|
|June 21, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||North Macedonia||0 - 3||Netherlands|
|September 7, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Austria||0 - 1||Scotland|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Scotland||1 - 0||Moldova|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Denmark||2 - 0||Scotland|
|June 22, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Croatia||3 - 1||Scotland|
|June 18, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||England||0 - 0||Scotland|
|10||Shots on goal||3|
|13||Shots off goal||4|
|60%||Average ball possession||20%|
|2||Shots on bar||1|
|4||Goals by foot||3|
|1||Goals by head||0|
|1.29||Average Goals Scored||0.71|
|June 2, 2021||Int. Friendly Games 2021||Netherlands||2 - 2||Scotland|
|November 9, 2017||Int. Friendly Games 2017||Scotland||0 - 1||Netherlands|
|September 9, 2009||World Cup Qualification 2010, Europe (UEFA)||Scotland||0 - 1||Netherlands|
|March 28, 2009||World Cup Qualification 2010, Europe (UEFA)||Netherlands||3 - 0||Scotland|
|June 10, 1996||Euro Cup 1996||Netherlands||0 - 0||Scotland|
Netherlands vs Scotland: Match preview
The Netherlands will start Euro 2020 as the 8th favourites at 12/1. The loss of captain and star central defender Virgil van Dijk due to injury will surely have played a huge part in these odds. Likewise, the loss of manager Ronald Koeman to Barcelona.
The feel-good factor had returned under Koeman with people believing they had a genuine chance to win their first major honours as a nation since winning Euro ’88 in Germany. The appointment of Frank de Boer hasn’t captured the imagination in the same way as of yet.
Despite winning the Eredivisie 4 years in a row with Ajax, de Boer is best remembered for his disastrous spell in charge of Inter Milan in which he left them in 12th place and finishing bottom of their Europa League group.
He followed this up with an even worse stint at Crystal Palace which has caused some such as Jose Mourinho to refer to him as ‘the worst manager in the history of the Premier League’. He was sacked just 10 weeks after his appointment with Palace losing all 4 Premier League matches and without scoring a single goal.
Scotland, on the other hand, start the tournament as one of the rank outsiders. At 250/1 only Finland, Hungary and North Macedonia are rated as less likely to win the tournament than the Scots. The Tartan Terriers winning Euro 2020 would be an even bigger feat than Greece’s win in 2004, who started the competition as 80/1 outsiders.
Since taking charge of Scotland in May 2019, Steve Clarke has a mixed record with 8 wins, 6 defeats and 5 losses in 19 matches. Interestingly, 2 of those victories came against their Euro 2020 Group D opponents, Czech Republic.
However, due to them being in League B for the Nations League and a favourable World Cup qualifying group, Scotland haven’t faced many opponents of the calibre of the Netherlands in his time in charge. Only the games against Belgium back in late 2019 would qualify, both of which resulted in heavy losses for the Scots.
This makes Wednesday’s match a vital one for the Scots in preparing themselves for higher quality opponents such as England and Croatia than they have been used to facing in recent years.
Netherlands team news vs Scotland
Steven Bergwijn was the major casualty of the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad. Tottenham Hotspur’s 23-year-old winger had started only 2 of their last 21 matches resulting in De Boer opting for the uncapped Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven instead of Bergwijn.
Virgil van Dijk, Ryan Babel, and Kevin Strootman are the three highly experienced absentees from the Netherland’s Euro 2020 squad.
Justin Bijlow, Javairô Dilrosun, Mohamed Ihattaren, Myron Boadu, Sven Botman, and Perr Schuurs are the highly talented youngsters that miss out this time, in Ihattaren’s case through injury.
Marco Bizot, Anwar El Ghazi, Hans Hateboer, Rick Karsdorp, Jeremiah St Juste, Kenny Tete and Tonny Vilhena were all named in the Netherland’s preliminary squad but were subsequently cut from de Boer’s final 26-man squad.
Jasper Cillessen is included in the squad despite testing positive for COVID-19. He will remain in quarantine for approximately 14 days until the virus clears his system.
Daley Blind and Davy Klaassen are also in the squad but will likely miss this game as they continue their recovery from injury.
Dutch Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Valencia), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Tim Krul (Norwich City)
Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Internazionale), Joël Veltman (Brighton & Hove Albion), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Denzel Dumfries (PSV), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Owen Wijndal (AZ), Jurriën Timber (Ajax)
Midfielders: Georginio Wijnaldum (Vice-captain) (Liverpool), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Donny van de Beek (Manchester United), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (Lyon), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Luuk de Jong (Sevilla), Donyell Malen (PSV), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg), Cody Gakpo (PSV)
Scotland team news vs Netherlands
Steve Clarke caused a few surprises with his youthful-looking squad. Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull have all been promoted from the U21 squad to take part in their Euro 2020 campaign.
Ryan Gauld was the surprise omission from the squad. The 25-year-old winger has been one of Liga NOS’ best players this season for Portuguese outfit Farense. Despite his 9 goals and 7 assists this season, it wasn’t enough to push him ahead of Ryan Fraser who managed just 9 league starts for Newcastle and hasn’t kicked a ball since Scotland’s 4-0 win against the Faroe Islands.
Clarke’s comments suggest we could see him experimenting in these two friendlies, making predicting his starting XI all the more difficult.
“Picking a squad is difficult, you can only name 23 on matchday. We’ve got two friendlies coming up where we can try things.”
– Steve Clarke, Scotland Manager
Scottish Squad in Full
Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian), David Marshall (Derby County), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)
Defenders: Andrew Robertson (captain) (Liverpool), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Jack Hendry (Oostende), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Nathan Patterson (Rangers)
Midfielders: John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), John Fleck (Sheffield United), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), David Turnbull (Celtic)
Forwards: James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), Ché Adams (Southampton), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)
Predicted Netherlands line-up vs Scotland
Predicted Scotland line-up vs Netherlands
Netherlands vs Scotland – Official videos
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.