Netherlands vs. England Euro Preview: Odds, Props, Expert Analysis


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Netherlands vs. England Euro Preview: Odds, Props, & Expert Analysis

The Netherlands (+220) will aim to clinch a place in the final of Euro 2024 by beating England (+160) in Dortmund on Wednesday. The Dutch have scored five goals in their last two games, so they have enough firepower to cause problems for England. However, their defense will need to stand firm against Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, and Phil Foden in this eagerly anticipated semifinal. See below for odds and Euro 2024 betting info.

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Netherlands’ path to victory likely includes Wout Weghorst 

The Netherlands were outclassed in the first half of their quarterfinal clash with Turkey over the weekend. Samet Akaydin opened the scoring, and the Turks came close to doubling their lead on a few occasions.

However, everything changed after manager Ronald Koeman brought on Wout Weghorst to replace Steven Bergwijn at halftime. Weghorst is a traditional center-forward who provides the Dutch with a focal point in attack. His introduction transformed their fortunes, and they ended up winning 2-1, so it will be interesting to see if he starts on Wednesday.

England might need a moment of individual brilliance to win

England came within a whisker of losing to Slovakia in the Round of 16, but Jude Bellingham scored a remarkable overhead kick with 85 seconds left on the clock. The Three Lions needed another moment of individual brilliance from Bukayo Saka in the quarterfinals, as he fired in a long-range equalizer in the 81st minute against Switzerland.

They have underperformed in all five of their games so far at this tournament, and they may need one of their star players to conjure up another moment of magic if they are to win on Wednesday.

Netherlands expected starting 11

Bart Verbruggen will start in goal. Nathan Aké will be deployed at left-back, with Denzel Dumfries on the right and Virgil Van Dijk and Stefan De Vrij in the center of the defense. We should see Tijjani Reijnders and Jerdy Schouten resume their midfield partnership. The Dutch normally play with Cody Gakpo, Xavi Simons, and Steven Bergwijn behind Memphis Depay in attack, but Wout Weghorst may start in this game.

England expected starting 11

Jordan Pickford is England’s starting goalkeeper. Manager Gareth Southgate switched to a 3-4-2-1 formation for the quarterfinal against Switzerland. If he sticks with it, we will see a back three of Ezri Konsa, John Stones, and Kyle Walker, with Kieran Trippier and Bukayo Saka playing as wing-backs. Declan Rice and Kobbie Mainoo should start in midfield, while Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham will support Harry Kane in attack.

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