Netherlands v England Betting Tips - 2019 Nations League Finals
The UEFA Nations League Finals get back underway this week in Portugal as 4 teams battle it out for the inaugural title. Portugal and Switzerland face off on Wednesday before Netherlands v England play in the other semi final on Thursday. The two winners will then meet on Sunday for the first Nations League Final. England will be hoping to build on an impressive couple of years under Gareth Southgate and guarantee their place at Euro 2020 with a win. Check out our betting tips below, and get the latest football betting odds for the UEFA Nations League at Bet UK’s online sportsbook.
Netherlands Recent International Form
How They Reached The Nations League Finals
After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, not many people gave the Netherlands a chance when they were drawn against France and Germany in the Nations League. Despite impressing in their opening game against France, they lost 2-1 thanks to an Olivier Giroud goal. From there, the Netherlands picked it up thanks to goals from Virgil Van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Gini Wijnaldum in a 3-0 win over Germany. Wijnaldum and Depay scored again as they beat France, putting their qualification hopes into the final match. 2 early goals put Germany 2-0 up and it wasn’t until the 85th minute that things started to pick up. Winger Quincy Promes pulled one back for the Dutch, before a last minute Van Dijk equaliser confirmed the Netherlands place in Portugal. The centre half impressed for his national side just as much as he has at Liverpool. He poses a set piece threat that can rarely be matched, so don’t be surprised if he picks up a goal.
England’s Recent International Form
How They Reached The Nations League Finals
After reaching the World Cup semi finals in Russia, hopes were high for England’s Nations League chances. They were drawn against Spain and Croatia and opened their campaign with a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Spain. When Spain beat Croatia 6-0 just 3 days later, it looked like they could be runaway favourites for the group. A 0-0 draw in an empty stadium in Croatia derailed England’s chances further ahead of a tough trip to Spain. An incredible first half performance saw Raheem Sterling score twice and Marcus Rashford add a third. Spain scored 2 late goals, but England still impressively ended Spain's 15 year unbeaten home record. Croatia beat Spain before the final game, meaning a win would send England through to the finals. Andrej Kramaric scored 10 minutes into the second half, but a late comeback handed England the win, with Harry Kane scoring the final goal. Throughout the Nations League, Raheem Sterling improved his national team form and was one of the most impressive players throughout the campaign. This season has been his most impressive yet and he will surely want to cap it off with another trophy win.
Where’s The Value Bet?
In the group stage, the Netherlands were late goal specialists, scoring an added time goal in each of their 3 games. England games also featured late goals quite often, including the 2 in the comeback win against Croatia. In fact, in the combined 6 games that the two sides played, 8 goals were scored after the 76th minute. With that said, we can take a look at the period section of our football betting markets for some value. A goal to be scored between the 76th minute and full time currently stands at 11/10, a shade over evens. With late goals a trait of both sides, and plenty to play for, this looks like the best bet of the game.
8 goals in 6 games
How To Watch Netherlands v England in the Nations League
Netherlands v England will be shown live on Sky Sports from 7:45pm on Thursday 6th June.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
Both teams have plenty of firepower and it should be a very close game. Instead of picking a winner, we will just go for goals scored in this one.
*All odds correct at the time of writing.
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