To kick off at on Thursday is the match between Netherlands and Austria at Johan Cruijff Arena for a match in the 2nd round of the Euro group stages. Netherlands bring a ranking of number 16 in the FIFA world charts to the table, sitting fairly close to Austria who come here with a ranking of number 23.
Before their first match at the tournament Netherlands are heavy favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. While only qualifying via a 2nd place in the group stages their points tally would have been enough for Netherlands to top most groups.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but Austria head into their first match knowing they have real quality in their ranks. While not entirely convincing all the way through the qualifying, Austria still booked a fairly secure 2nd place in the qualification group.
Netherlands vs Austria stats and analysis
Netherlands embarked on their Euro 2020 campaign with splendid stats in their last 10 internationals. Netherlands hit the target 2.9 times on average per game, scoring 29 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 12 goals, an average of 1.2 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.
Austria begin their Euro 2020 campaign with very good stats in their last 10 internationals. Austria hit the target 2.2 times on average per game, scoring 22 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 9 goals, an average of 0.9 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.
Netherlands fought tooth and nail in a thrilling group opener before they managed to secure a 3-2 win. Certainly a much harder match than either would have liked, but 3 points are on the board.
Austria came out the other end of their premiere outing at the Euro 2020 with a great two-goal win in which their offensive lines proved hard to handle. Opponents will have taken notice and be cautious.
Stats and facts for Netherlands and Austria.
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- Netherlands has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Netherlands has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
- Netherlands has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home.
- Austria has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Austria scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Austria's last 2 of 4 matches;
- Austria conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
Lineup Netherlands vs Austria
Form Netherlands vs Austria
Netherlands continue to collect points.
Netherlands look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their last 3 international matches Netherlands split the points in a 2-2 draw against Scotland and followed that up with a 3-0 win against Georgia, before taking part in a 3-2 win against Ukraine.
Austria hope to boost points tally.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Austria who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their previous 3 internationals Austria suffered a 1-0 away defeat against England, whereupon they took part in a 0-0 draw with Slovakia after which they managed a 3-1 win against Macedonia.
Netherlands v Austria Fixture History
The last time the two nations teamed up for an international, back on 4 June 2016, Netherlands came away with a 2-0 win. Netherlands hold a 5-0-0 record against Austria from their most previous encounters, friendlies or otherwise, before facing each other this time.
Full Time Betting
According to bookmakers Netherlands have a 65% chance of beating Austria. That equals odds of 1.53 on Netherlands to win, while the draw sits at 4.10. Placing a bet on the away win for Austria returns you odds 6.00.
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it would seem a good idea to side with Memphis Depay. The Netherlands international has found the back of the net 5 times in their last 6 matches. Keep an eye out for Sasa Kalajdzic to provide Austria with the thing every football-team needs: goals. He has been on the right spot 3 times in 6 previous internationals.