Where: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, NetherlandsWhen: October 13, Friday, 8:45 PM CET
Oranje suffered a humiliating defeat to France in the opening game of the EURO 2024 qualifiers. They were harassed for 90 minutes in Paris in a way that hadn’t been seen for a long time. That’s why the entire nation wants revenge against the Gauls, yet that won’t be so easy. France comes to Amsterdam as the best team in the group, confidently leading the way and sitting at the top.
Netherlands vs. France Preview
The UEFA Nations League final four took place in the Netherlands, and Oranje suffered two losses to Croatia and Italy, staying empty-handed and disappointing their fans. The defense was the most problematic part of the unit, showing too many weaknesses.
However, the former European champs managed to bounce back, beating Greece at home, 3-0, and Ireland, 1-2 on the road. These triumphs were not only about six points but about the team’s morale.
The Netherlands has been oriented on offense too much in the past, and that might have been the reason for trouble in defense. This team has exceptional players in the back line, like Van Dijk, De Ligt, etc, and should play much better.
The Gauls had five triumphs in a row until Germany stopped that winning streak. It was a friendly event in Germany, which ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts. To be honest, France didn’t look keen on spending too much energy and they played with 50% of their power.
We will present their dominance with one simple data, which would be the goal difference. They posted five wins in five events, scoring 11 goals and not allowing a single one. That’s all you need to know about this crew.
Mbappe, Griezmann, and the boys have been playing together for a long time, which is the biggest strength of the unit. After all, they appeared in the last two World Cup finals, and that tells a lot as well.
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Netherlands and France Possible Lineups
Netherlands: Bijlow; Geertruida, Ake, Van Dijk; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Blind; Simons, Gakpo; Weghorst
France: Maignan; Pavard, Saliba, Konate, T Hernandez; Camavinga, Tchouameni, Griezmann; Coman, Giroud, Mbappe
Netherlands vs. France Head to Head
France ripped apart the Netherlands in the previous meeting, 4-0. It was a one-sided event, where Oranje couldn’t do anything. Previously, we’ve seen them meet in the 2018 UEFA Nations League edition, with both teams using their home-court edge and winning.
Netherlands vs. France Predictions
This game will see plenty of goals. The Netherlands needs to attack and win, while France has one of the best offenses in football right now. When you combine these two factors, the chances of seeing a highly efficient contest are pretty high.
Our verdict: Over 2.5 goals
Netherlands versus France Odds
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