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Prediction: Netherlands vs Scotland

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 1 Jun 2021

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Prediction: Netherlands to win 2-1

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

The Netherlands and Scotland will face each other in a friendly international this week. The match at Estádio Algarve is slated to kick off at 7:45pm UK time on Wednesday evening and promises to be an exciting game of football.

Netherlands

The Netherlands will fancy their chances of making a big impact at the Euro 2020 finals this summer. The Dutch have been drawn in Group C along with Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia. Frank de Boer’s side are the clear favourites for the group, and they will want to prepare for the group stage with strong performances and positive results in the friendly games in the build-up to the competition.

The Dutchman will head into the match against Scotland on the back of a 7-0 victory over Gibraltar in March. It followed a 2-0 victory over Latvia that saw them bounce back from a 4-2 shock defeat at the hands of Turkey.

Team News:

Memphis Depay is likely to lead the line for the Netherlands, while Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij will be the two centre-backs.

Scotland

Scotland did well to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals, and manager Steve Clarke will be determined for his players to make an impact and progress to the knockout rounds of the competition. Scotland have been drawn along with England, Croatia and the Czech Republic in Group D.

Clarke’s side will head into the match against the Netherlands on the back of a 4-0 win against the Faroe Islands. It followed a 1-1 draw with Israel and a 2-2 draw with Austria.

Team News:

John Fleck is self-isolation after contracting coronavirus. Scott McTominay and Gilmour will not be involved in the match following their participation in the Champions League this past weekend. David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson could start for Scotland.

Key Factors to Consider

  • The Netherlands have won their last four international matches against Scotland.
  • Scotland have scored two goals in their last 11 games against the Netherlands.
  • The Netherlands have won just one of their last six international friendly matches.
  • Scotland have lost eight of their last 10 friendly matches.
  • David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson have not played for Scotland before.

Conclusion

The Netherlands have a better team than Scotland and are likely to win the match. It will not be plain sailing for the Dutch, though, and one should not be surprised if the Scots score a goal or two.

Prediction: Netherlands to win 2-1

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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