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A 100% record in the group stage for the Netherlands seemed unlikely as they were heading into the tournament, but they’ve now laid down a marker and won their last two games against Austria and North Macedonia by two and three clear goals respectively.
That leaves them with what looks a more favourable draw, as a win against the Czech Republic would seem them through to face either Wales or Denmark who have both won just once up to this point.
The Czech Republic, on the other hand, having gone into the final round of group fixtures as 5/4 shots to finish top of Group D, they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of England.
That sets them up with this tougher fixture now as they ended up finishing behind Croatia too, but having only lost once so far they’ll be a tough team to beat.
They’ve unleashed a weapon upfront in the shape of Patrik Schick, and the Dutch won’t want to give the marksmen any sight on goal.
The Leverkusen man now has four goals from as many games for his country, while his strike rate in qualification and competitions is now a goal every 108 minutes, and if they can keep him quiet then you’d imagine their opponents should advance.
Both Teams To Score
Frank de Boer’s men have now gone W8-D4-L2 under his tutelage, only losing to Mexico and Turkey, while eight of the last 10 of those games have seen more than two goals.
They have kept clean sheets in both their outings Matthijs de Ligt has been available for this competition, but we wouldn’t get too carried away by those results against a blunted Austrian attack without Marko Arnautovic and the lowest ranked side in the Euros, North Macedonia.
They have already conceded twice against Turkey and Scotland from their other four games the Juventus centre back has started for them this year, and given the other teams they faced over that period were Latvia and Gibraltar, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Czech outfit get on the scoreboard.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s side have now scored in 11 of their 16 outings since the start of last year, averaging 1.5 goals per game over that period and they should have enough about them to get on the scoreboard.
Their record against the current top 20 in the FIFA World Rankings doesn’t bode too well for them, going W1-D2-L8 from their 11 outings since the start of 2017, but they scored in over half of those.
Although they fired a blank against the Three Lions, Gareth Southgate’s men, along with Italy, are the only teams yet to concede a single goal so far, while they held onto a 1-1 stalemate against Croatia in their other competitive group game.
Georginio Wijnaldum To Score Anytime
The most likely goalscorer for us should be Georginio Wijnaldum. The midfielder has found himself in the right place at the right time so far this tournament with three goals already to his name.
Only three players up to this point have had more attempts on goal than his 10, and although one of them is his teammate Memphis Depay, at a bigger price, we’d rather get behind the PSG-bound man.