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Wales vs Netherlands betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions and odds

Netherlands have won all eight previous meetings with Wales, scoring 21 goals, although their last competitive clash came in France '98 qualifying. Wales though are unbeaten in 13 competitive home games, only losing two of the last 26.  

Both teams to score is 1/1.

Draw and under both teams to score is 5/1.

Memphis has scored 41 Holland goals, six of which have come in the Nations League. He is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 6/5 to add to both tallies. 

Match preview

The long wait is finally over; Wales have qualified for the World Cup Finals!

On Sunday evening, having beaten Austria in the semi-finals back in March, the Dragons welcomed Ukraine to Cardiff for a winner takes all clash.

The game's decisive moment came, of course, from the boot of Gareth Bale, with his first half free-kick deflecting into the net.

It would be remiss not to acknowledge the contributions of Wayne Hennessey and Ben Davies, both of whom were immense on the day.

So, this 1-0 victory means Wales have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, a simply remarkable, indescribable achievement.

Coming up in November, they'll kick off in Qatar against the United States, before games against IR Iran and then neighbours England.

So now, Rob Page's players have just five games to impress and ensure they'll be on that plane to the Middle East.

The Dragons did actually play their first-ever match in the Nations League's top-tier last Wednesday night, taking on Poland in Wrocław.

A much-changed side actually took a shock lead through Jonny Williams' stunning strike, before two late goals saw them suffer a 2-1 defeat.

Now, to conclude June, Page's team face the Netherlands twice, with a home game against Belgium in-between.

Will the party continue at the Cardiff City Stadium?

Netherlands meanwhile were runners-up in this competition's first iteration and, based on Friday's performance, are amongst the front-runners again.

Oranje began their campaign by hammering rivals Belgium 4-1 at King Baudouin Stadium.

Steven Bergwijn broke the deadlock from long-range, before a quick-fire brace by Memphis and then a Denzel Dumfries tap-in secured the victory.

This means they've now won six of eight competitive matches since Louis van Gaal returned, form that secured Holland's World Cup qualification.

To date, the Dutch have won seven of 13 Nations League games, all in League A, so will be looking for another victory here.

Will Netherlands become the first side since Denmark in November 2018 to leave Cardiff with a victory?

Wales team news

As mentioned, Rob Page rested all of his key players last Wednesday in Poland, before they all returned fro Sunday's historic victory.

So, it'll be interesting to see if Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in particularly are fit enough to go again.

Brennan Johnson and Harry Wilson both came off the bench at the weekend, so are the leading contenders to come in if changes are needed.

Joe Morrell could return in midfield if more energy and defensive solidity is required.

In goal, Wayne Hennessey heroics should see him keep his place in goal, chosen over Danny Ward who had been number one of late.

Netherlands team news

The Netherlands have had two days extra to prepare for this game, so will be hoping to use this to their advantage.

Jasper Cillessen isn't first-choice at his club Valencia but will win his 63rd cap in goal here.

Jurriën Timber was surprisingly chosen as part of the back three against Belgium, alongside captain Virgil van Dijk and Nathan Aké.

But, the 20 year old from Ajax could start once more, chosen over more senior alternatives Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij.

Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, despite having 26 Holland goals to his name, has been left out of the squad due to lack of playing time at PSG.

There's no Donny van de Beek either, so Frenkie de Jong will be the key man in there, alongside Steven Berghuis.

Memphis will lead the line; his brace in Brussels means he now has 41 international goals, one behind Klaas-Jan Huntelaar who's second all-time.

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