The group stages are done and dusted and we now we enter the 1/8 finals of the Euro 2020. Netherlands and Czech Republic go toe-to-toe at Puskas Arena this coming Sunday in the European Championship.
Netherlands enter the Euro 2020 as number 16 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Czech Republic come here with a ranking of number 40.
Netherlands came into the tournament highly favored to top their group and they have not let anyone down so far with convincing performances.
Netherlands swept all resistance aside in their group to take an expected first place and the most opmistic fans now dare voice a hope of another title run.
Czech Republic only qualified for the knock out stages in third place. However, their place was never in any danger and they now go looking for a third final at a European Championship.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic stats and analysis
Netherlands commenced their Euro 2020 campaign with excellent stats in their previous 10 internationals. Netherlands hammered 2.8 goals on average per game, scoring 28 times during this run. They were equally profilic in defence conceding a total of 9 goals, an average of 0.9 per game.They pulled off a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
Czech Republic join the Euro 2020 with satisfactory stats in their previous 10 internationals. Czech Republic shows off 1.6 goals per game, scoring 16 times as opposed to conceding 8 . As they averaged 0.8 per game, they accomplished 3 clean sheets in these 10 outings.
Netherlands have been untouchable at the Euro 2020 brushing all resistance aside on their way to 3 wins in the group stages. Having been utterly dominant in the group stages, Netherlands are big favorites to make it to the quarterfinals.
Czech Republic had to succumb to a 1-0 defeat in their final match at the Euro 2020 tournament. While they can take some positives from the group stages, they will be very cautious of not slipping up again and face early exit.
Stats and facts for Netherlands and Czech Republic.
- Netherlands has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- Netherlands has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Netherlands has won in the last 8 of 9 matches.
- Czech Republic scored in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Czech Republic's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Czech Republic conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Czech Republic's last 4 matches in the row.
Lineup Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Form Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Netherlands looking formidable.
Netherlands look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last time out. In their previous 3 matches, Netherlands won 3-2 against Ukraine and went on to a 2-0 win against Austria. Their latest match served up a 3-0 win against Macedonia.
Czech Republic enjoy steady progress.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Czech Republic in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. In their last 3 matches the Czech Republic got a 2-0 win against Scotland, followed by a 1-1 draw against Croatia. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 defeat against England.
Netherlands v Czech Republic Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Czech Republic ended up taking all 3 points in a 3-2 victory.
Netherlands have won 37.5%, while Czech Republic have won 50% of their last 8 encounters resulting in a total of 3-1-4.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies Netherlands are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.65 as bookies predict Netherlands to have a 61% chance of beating Czech Republic. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.75 on offer, while an away win for Czech Republic pays out at 5.00.
It is tempting to look at Memphis Depay as a possible marksman for Netherlands, as he has provided the team with 7 goals in their previous 6 internationals.
It is tempting to look for Patrik Schick to shine once again for Czech Republic, as he has been their most profilic marksman 4 goals in their previous 6 internationals.