Competition: European Championships
Market: Holland win
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
Looking to make it two in two on Thursday night, Holland will welcome Austria to the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam for their second Group C matchup.
Starting with the hosts, managing to avoid what would have been a real collapse when they welcomed Ukraine to Amsterdam over the weekend, the mood in Holland’s camp should be at a high. Eventually snatching a late winner and grabbing a 3-2 win on home soil, the former world champions know that victory on Thursday could see them put one foot in the knockout stage. Led by attacking talisman Memphis Depay who is on the verge of completing a move to Spanish giants Barcelona, The Oranges have largely impressed over the past three months. Managing to bounce back from that action-packed 4-2 defeat away against Turkey in March’s World Cup qualifiers, Holland are unbeaten in their last five matchups across all formats, recording four wins. Bagging at least a pair of goals in each of those five appearances, Frank de Boer’s men will be looking to make it two in two on home soil.
As for the visitors, while Austria might have eventually managed to land a 3-1 win against North Macedonia in their Group C opener over the weekend, they did leave it late in Bucharest. Failing to lay down much of a marker as they battle with Thursday’s hosts to secure an automatic route to the knockout stage, Franco Foda’s side have struggled with their form since their Nations League success last year. Including a woeful display when they were hit with a 4-0 drumming against Denmark in March’s World Cup qualifiers, Austria should also be concerned by their most recent meetings against the former world champions. Suffering a 2-0 defeat the last time they faced off against Holland, Burschen have lost each of their last five straight meetings against the midweek hosts.
Bet: Holland 4/6 to beat Austria in Thursday’s European Championship matchup @ 888sport
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