Free European Cup Pick: Austria vs. Netherlands Preview
Looking for Austria vs. Netherlands free picks and a matchup preview? (2021) 2020 European Cup football betting sees Austria taking on Netherlands on Thursday, June 17th, at Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all European Cup football matchups all tournament long so stay tuned. Keep checking back for more European Cup tips like this Austria Netherlands predictions blog post!
2020 European Cup Football Handicapping
Austria vs Netherlands Preview
Date: Thursday, June 17th
Time: 15:00PM ET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
EURO 2020 Moneyline Odds: -172/+322/+509
EURO 2020 Spread Betting Odds: Austria +1
EURO 2020 Betting Total: 2.75
The two big winners of the first Round of the EUROs will now clash against one another on Thursday, when the Netherlands will play host to Austria.
The Netherlands had to score a late goal in order to secure all three points against a feisty Ukraine side, while Austria also scored a late goal against North Macedonia, but they won slightly easier.
Austria are coming into this match after a rather comfortable 3-1 win over North Macedonia in the first match.
They were really good in the first half and took the lead at the 18th minute, after Lainer scored a spectacular goal.
However, goalkeeper Bachmann made a poor save at the 28th minute, allowing Goran Pandev to pull even for North Macedonia and the first half ended with the two teams tied at 1-1.
It started to look like a draw but Austria made some changes that really boosted their squad, with Gregoritsch and Arnautovic coming in at the 58th and 59th minute respectively.
It was these exact two guys that scored a goal each till the end of the match, allowing Austria to win by 3-1.
The Netherlands almost stumbled in their first match of the EUROs, where they hosted Ukraine.
They were quite active in the first half but the two teams entered the break tied at 0-0.
It was midfielder Geroginho Wijnaldum who managed to take the lead for the Netherlands at the 52nd minute, while Weghorst doubled their lead just 6 minutes later. Even so, Ukraine managed to pull back even with two goals in a 4-minute span (Yarmolenko 75th and Yaremchuk 79th).
The Netherlands pressured for another goal and they eventually found one by defender Dumfries, who scored a late goal at the 85th minute for the final 3-2 win. The Netherlands need to fix their defense ASAP if they want to make a deep run in this tournament.
Austria vs. Netherlands Prediction:
Quick sidenote. Arnautovic has been given a 1-game suspension but he was cleared of discriminatory behaviour in his rant versus North Macedonia.
Neither team has a very solid defence, while they both possess lethal offensive lines and strong midfields. It’s really going to come down to which team will make the fewest mistakes at the back.
The Netherlands are at -1 on the spread and I am not very fond of it, it’s not like they can’t cover, but they have choked a lot recently. If they win it’s probably going to be by one goal unless Austria fall apart.
A good way to go here is the Over 2.75 Goals, with both teams looking extra hot up front in the premiere, but with defensive gaps.
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