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Netherlands vs Scotland betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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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 betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – JUNE 21: Holland fans pictured during the UEFA EURO 2008 Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Russia at St. Jakob-Park on June 21, 2008 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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.

Andrew Robertson

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: New Scotland Captain Andy Robertson and Scotland manager Alex McLeish are seen during a Scotland training session ahead of their International friendly match against Belgium at Orium Performance Centre on September 3, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

Memphis Depay

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – NOVEMBER 16: Memphis Depay of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal from the penalty spot as Hugo Lloris of France reacts during the UEFA Nations League Group A match between Netherlands and France at the Stadion Feijenoord on November 16, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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 Scotland form
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
Last 5 games for Netherlands
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
Last 5 games for Scotland
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
Netherlands vs Scotland Int. Friendly Games 2021 form
Netherlands Scotland
2 Matches played 2
1 Matches won 1
30 Goal attempts 7
10 Shots on goal 3
13 Shots off goal 4
15 Corner kicks 11
60% Average ball possession 20%
7 Shots blocked 0
1 Cards given 0
39 Free kicks 18
3 Offsides 2
2 Shots on bar 1
4 Goals by foot 3
1 Goals by head 0
5 Goals scored 3
2 Goals conceded 2
Netherlands vs Scotland statistics for most recent head to head matches
Netherlands Scotland
7 Matches 7
4 Home Matches 3
3 Away Matches 4
9 Total Goals 5
1.29 Average Goals Scored 0.71
4 Wins 1
1 Losses 4
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between Netherlands and Scotland
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

Ryan Fraser

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Ryan Fraser of Scotland runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League C group one match between Scotland and Israel at Hampden Park on November 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

Virgil van Dijk scores for Holland vs Germany

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – OCTOBER 13: Virgil Van Dijk of the Netherlands scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Nations League A group one match between Netherlands and Germany at Johan Cruyff Arena on October 13, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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)

Netherlands vs Scotland betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Kieran Tierney of Scotland during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Belgium on September 7, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

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

Netherlands's predicted XI to face Scotland.

Netherlands’s predicted XI to face Scotland.

Predicted Scotland line-up vs Netherlands

Scotland's predicted XI to face Netherlands.

Scotland’s predicted XI to face Netherlands.

Netherlands vs Scotland – Official videos

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Netherlands vs Scotland live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Netherlands vs Scotland?
7:45 pm on Wednesday Jun 2, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the Netherlands vs Scotland betting odds?
Netherlands 9/20, Draw 10/3, Scotland 6/1
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Netherlands vs Scotland?
101 Great Goals predicts: Netherlands 2 - 0 Scotland