Portugal v Holland Betting Tips & Predictions
The Netherlands are enjoying an extraordinary renaissance in international football considering that they actually failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, with the Dutch one game away from becoming the inaugural Nations League champions.
Perhaps missing last summer’s tournament in Russia was a help when it came to Nations League qualifying games against France and Germany, although Ronald Koeman deserves enormous credit for the way in which he has created a young and vibrant team who look like genuine contenders to win Euro 2020.
The Netherlands beat England in extra-time on Thursday, coming from behind to beat the Three Lions and their high press was able to force Gareth Southgate’s team into mistakes which they snapped up readily.
Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt are a formidable central defensive partnership, with Frenkie de Jong the standout performer for the Dutch on Thursday and it’s little surprise when you consider the sort of season he has enjoyed for Ajax this term.
Ryan Babel and Memphis Depay weren’t able to cut it at Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, although they are thriving in this team and they look capable of scoring goals.
So do Portugal considering that they boast the evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo who scored yet another hat-trick on Wednesday night to help his team overcome a tough Switzerland side who had caused problems for the host.
There is plenty of experience within the Portuguese ranks, with Pepe marshalling the defence and there is steel in the midfield thanks to Ruben Neves and William Carvalho.
However, the two class acts are Bernardo Silva and that man Ronaldo, with the Manchester City player assisting the two late goals for the Juventus star and we’re expecting Portugal to score in this one
Therefore, the best play could be to swerve the 1X2 market and instead go for Over 2.5 Goals at even money, with both teams looking to attack and find the net.
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 with bet365