Odds on England to beat Netherlands 2019-06-0631st May 2019 / lee
Can Gareth Southgate come up with the right formula to get England a piece of silverware this summer? They came close last summer in making the World Cup semi-finals against the odds, and now they will be stepping out against the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals.
The winner of this fixture will meet either Portugal or Switzerland in the final. Does a bit of glory await the Three Lions? The odds on England to beat the Netherlands are 7/5* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 29th, 2019 at 8:00 am)
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* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 29th, 2019 at 8:00 am)
Can Three Lions roar in Portugal?
The Nations League Finals are being hosted by Portugal, who are one of the other semi-finalists. England will be taking on the Netherlands in their semi-final and will be hoping to continue forward with some great momentum that they have going. Gareth Southgate’s England have a five-match winning streak of form behind them and they are going as favourites to win this semifinal contest.
The Three Lions are currently undefeated in their last six games (W6 D1). The goals have been flowing from them as well. They have scored at least three goals in all but one of their last five games played. Across that five-match sequence, they have netted at least two goals in each of them. That run of big scoring form really started with their big moment against Spain in the Nations League Group Stage.
England’s big Group Stage response
England had a slow start to their Nations League group stage campaign, where they were pitted against Croatia and Spain. The Three Lions opened at home against Spain and suffered a 1-2 reverse on the day, putting them on the back foot immediately in the group. Then after a dour 0-0 draw out in Croatia, a game played behind closed door against the team who had knocked them out of the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, England didn’t look a threat in the group.
But then they mounted a massive response and came to life on a visit to Spain. England came out of the blocks away at Spain, posting a 3-0 scoreline at the half time break. They totally overwhelmed their opponents with some slick attacking play, led by Raheem Sterling who netted a brace in the game. Spain did get a couple of goals back in the second half, but England picked up the win. That kept their hopes of topping the group alive for the final round of action.
They played host to Croatia in their final game. In it, England looked to have blown their chance, trailing 1-0 at Wembley with less than quarter of an hour to go in the game. But this England side doesn’t want to lie down and roll over. Jesse Lingard woke up Wembley in the 78th minute and then full of belief, they powered on and Harry Kane got the crucial winner in the 85th minute, totally turning the game on its hard. That gave England the group win by a point over Spain.
The exciting youth
England boss Southgate has been happy to look at and use the exciting youth that the nation has available. Among them are West Ham’s Declan Rise and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. They may well get a shot on the weekend because with this game coming so soon after the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool, Southgate may well take a chance and rest some of the players involved in that fixture.
Whatever starting eleven that Southgate goes with, England have good depth in their squad and they can also take some confidence in having beaten the Netherlands in their last meeting. That was a 1-0 away win that the Three Lions took in a March friendly last year. That was actually a big occasion for England, even though it was a non-competitive game as they were on a seven-match winless streak against the Dutch prior to that.
Dutch on the up
The Netherlands are on a nation on the up as well. They have been taking giant steps forward since failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Maybe that failure was a blessing in disguise for them. They too are looking at their youth and they have a great balance and attacking threat about them. The Dutch are playing positive football so this should be an exciting, open contest.
The Dutch, thanks to clean sheet home victories over France and Germany in their Nations League group, managed to top their group against the odds. That was quite the result for the Dutch, who are looking to establish themselves amongst the best in the world, so this Nations League is important to them as well.
This has the look of being a great open contest and goals at both ends are expected. England to beat the Netherlands & both teams to score is at 15/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 29th, 2019 at 8:00 am p.m.). That looks to fit the bill for this great contest. Who will be moving ahead to the final on June 9th with a chance to be crowned the first ever Nations League title holders?
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