With one set of matches of the second round of group stages of the Euro 2020 already over, and more interesting fixtures coming our way thick and fast, this summer’s tournament continue to provide us with some mind boggling football moments, brilliant goals and gripping matches which we will be reminiscing later on as the highlights of this year. Today, in one of the second round group stage fixtures, we will be watching heavyweights of Group C Netherlands taking on Austria at the Johann Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.
Here are our predictions for the Netherlands Vs Austria match.
Netherlands Vs Austria Match Details
Fixture: Netherlands Vs Austria.
Date: 17th June(UTC, CET, BST), 18th June(IST)
Timings: 21:00 in CET, 19:00 UTC, 00:30 IST.
Venue: Johann Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam.
Previous Meetings between Netherlands and Austria
Out of the eighteen matches played between the two teams over the years, Netherlands have won eight , while Austria won six of them, with the remaining four of them ending in draws. When the two teams last met in 2016, Netherlands won comfortably with a 2-0 scoreline, with Vincent Janssen and Gini Wijnaldum scoring for the Dutch.
Netherlands Vs Austria Prediction
Netherlands play their second group match in this year’s Euro 2020, having secured a hard fought 3-2 win against a determined Ukraine in their previous match. With the first half ending in a pale 0-0, both teams came all guns firing in the second half with 5 goals being scored and Netherlands winning eventually via a brilliant goal from Denzel Dumbfries in the 85th minute. The Oranje, going through a fine run of form will look to remain unbeaten, as they can possibly secure a berth in the round of 16s with a victory in this match, with Wijnaldum and co looking to be in a good touch.
Austria also come to this game with a dominating win in their inaugural match against a weak North Macedonia at the National Arena in Bucharest. However, to eke out a positive result from today’s game would prove to be quite a task for them, facing the powerhouse Netherlands. Arnautovic’s suspension for this game would be a major blow for them, but with Alaba and Sabitzer the ones among the form, they would be going neck to neck against the Dutch, with a berth in the knockouts to play for.
Who will win Netherlands Vs Austria Match
Netherlands will be starting as clear favourites against the Austrians today, owing to their good run of form in recent past as they look forward to securing an early berth to the knockouts of this summer’s prestigious tournament. With top quality in their ranks, in form players and home support behind them the Oranje will be going for all three points likely, but the Austrians will be a tough nut to crack with their disciplined gameplay. We are predicting a narrow 1-0 win for the Dutch.
Final Prediction: Netherlands 1-0 Austria
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