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Portugal U21s vs Netherlands U21s

Portugal to draw 1-1 with Netherlands- 5/1!


At 5/1, a £10 bet would return £60!

Portugal U21s vs Holland U21s

June 24, 2023

5:00 pm GMT+1

Portugal vs Netherlands match preview

Despite having played only one game at this summer’s under-21 European Championships, these two teams are both staring down the barrel of elimination.

Portugal took on co-hosts Georgia on opening night and put in a shambolic defensive display, beaten 2-0 at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.

Francisco Conceição did come close to halving the deficit, his deflected cross thwacking the crossbar, but Tomás Araújo’s late red card, for denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity, ended all hopes of a comeback.

Rui Jorge’s team got all the way to the final of this competition two summers ago, but defeat for Os Esperanças here would see them eliminated with a game to spare.

Meanwhile, 3.5 miles across Tbilisi, Netherlands played out a goalless draw with neighbours Belgium.

Kenneth Taylor hit the post early before Sven Mijnans forced a decent save right at the end, with neither team able to find the breakthrough.

Jong Oranje’s last four appearances at the U21 Euros have seen them reach at least the semi-finals, dumped out by Germany in Székesfehérvár at that hurdle two years ago.

This is a pivotal fixtures for Erwin van de Looi’s team, knowing a win could see them end the night top, while defeat may well see them go into matchday four rock bottom.

Will either claim a priceless three points at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium?

Portugal team news

Tomás Araújo’s red card against Georgia means he is suspended, meaning either André Amaro or Bernardo Vital will come in at centre-back.

Vitinha and Pedro Neto led Portugal’s attack on Wednesday, but Fábio Silva could be recalled here.

Ajax’s Francisco Conceição is also set to come in, following his impressive cameo off the bench.

Netherlands team news

Defender Devyne Rensch went off injured in mid-week, so Milan van Ewijk could come into start.

Brian Brobbey got the nod up front, chosen over Joshua Zirkzee, while midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and winger Crysencio Summerville will remain key to Holland’s success.

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