Netherlands has been unscathed so far in the group stages and enters into the competition as one of the most interesting contenders of the trophy. Frank De Boer’s men registered all wins beating the likes of Austria, Ukraine and North Macedonia.
They have found the right balance in attack and defense as well as the Oranje are about to face a relatively easier opponent Czech Republic in the Round of 16. Czech Republic finished third in the group stages behind England and Croatia, and qualified for the knockouts thanks to their win against Scotland. Jaroslav Silhavy’s side have struggled to find the right form in some games, but they have to rise to the occasion and put on a really good performance to stand a chance against the Dutch.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Match Prediction
Netherlands would be hoping to continue their hot and running form this fixture as well, With youngsters like Dumfries and Donyell Malen putting up an interesting show in the group matches, they would look go past the Czechs without much difficulty.
Czech Republic However have to improve their game significantly in order to go past Netherlands, While most part of their performance remained lacklustre they showed their potential in the match against Scotland. They would have to come with real strength in their character along with grit like the one shown by Austria yesterday to put on an equal fight with the Oranje.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Match Details.
Fixture: Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Date: 27th June (IST, CET, UTC)
Timings: 21:30 IST, 18:00 CET, 16:00 UTC
Venue: Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Previous Meeting between Netherlands and Czech Republic.
The Netherlands and the Czech Republic produced one of the most memorable moments of the 2004 Euro cup with both the teams having heavyweight names of World Football like Pavel Nedved and Edgar Davies. Though it may seem unlikely, The Czechs have got the better of the Dutch in 5 occasions of the 11 matches they clashed together, drawing 3 and loosing 3 to them. This included the last two wins, one on the home soil of the Oranje loosing 2-1 and one away match by a scoreline of 3-2 with a horrific own goal from Robin Van Persie, which ended their qualifications hope. These two side are set to face again in the knockouts in the Puskas Arena Budapest.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Prediction
Netherlands though looking to have a bit topsy turvy time after their former Coach Ronald Koeman left to manage Barcelona, they have started their Euro campaign with a much needed win against Ukraine in a tense match and had’nt had to look back since. They continued to showcase their their flair one game after other proving all the speculation and doubts around them wrong.
The absence of their captain himself Virgil Van Dijk seemed to cause a problem but Winjaldulm have taken the role very responsibly, he had controlled the tempo of the midfield along with Frenkie De Jong and with talented youngsters like Dumfries and De light managing both the attack and defense they have found just the formula for a successful campaign.
They would look to continue their dominating performance against Czech Republic, who though having scored some good goals have struggled in areas quite a few times.
Who will win Netherlands and Czech Republic Match?
This fixture apparently seems to be one sided with Netherlands having an easy edge over the Czech’s and are expected to win by a fair margin to reach the quarter Finals where they would face Denmark who already booked the spot with a terrific win against Wales.
FINAL PREDICTED SCORELINE: NETHERLANDS 2-0 CZECH REPUBLIC.