Netherlands vs Ukraine: Team Form
The Netherlands qualifed Euro 2020 after finishing as runner-up in Group C, behind only Germany. Six wins from eight, along with just one defeat, meant that Holland ended their qualifying campaign with 19 points, having scored 24 goals. Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum finished as the joint top scorer in Group C, alongside Germany’s Serge Gnabry. Since then, Frank de Boer’s side started their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a defeat in Turkey, before recovering to beat both Latvia and Gibraltar.
In a group that contained Portugal and Serbia, among others, the Ukraine went their entire qualifying campaign unbeaten. Winning 6 out of 8 matches, Ukraine conceded just four goals, demonstrating why Shevchenko’s side are not easy to beat. However, Ukraine are now without a win in their last five matches. This run includes three consecutive 1-1 draws.
Last 5 Match Results
- Netherlands 3-1 Bosnia & Herzogovina
- Poland 1-2 Netherlands
- Turkey 4-2 Netherlands
- Netherlands 2-0 Latvia
- Gibraltar 0-7 Netherlands
- Germany 3-1 Ukraine
- Switzerland 3-0 Ukraine
- France 1-1 Ukraine
- Ukraine 1-1 Finland
- Ukraine 1-1 Khazakstan
Holland boss de Boer has some hugely talented players to select from, however he is still sweating on the fitness of key defender Virgil van Dijk. Should the Liverpool man not return to full fitness in time, the Dutch defence is looking somewhat fragile. The likes of Memphis Depay and Steven Berghuis are likely to feature in attack for the Netherlands, with creativity being in the hands of Frenkie de Jong, Donny van de Beek and Wijnaldum.
Ukraine have a good blend of youth and experience in their ranks. The likes of Andriy Yarmolenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka and Taras Stepanenko are joined by the talent of youngsters Vitaliy Mykolenko, Illya Zabarnyi and Mykola Shaparenko. Head Coach Shevchenko has a decision to make in terms of who his no.1 goalkeeper will be however. Real Madrid’s Andriy Lunin is pushing veteran Andriy Pyatov all the way, with the latter potentially winning his 100th cap during the tournament.
Head to Head: Netherlands vs Ukraine
The two countries have met just twice in the past, both of which came in international friendlies. Holland ran out 3-0 winners in 2008, before a 1-1 draw was played out two years later. However, with the duo having not met for over a decade now, few conclusions can be made from their head to head record.
Netherlands vs Ukraine Betting Odds
Given their standing in Europe, it is Holland who are the favourites for the three points with the vast majority of bookmakers. Holland are priced at 1/2 with Paddy Power and Betair, while Ukraine can be backed for victory at 6/1 with SportNation. Elsewhere, a draw is available at odds of 3/1 at several leading betting sites.
Our Netherlands vs Ukraine Betting Tip
Our top betting tip for the Euro 2020 Group C clash between Holland and the Ukraine is to back under 2.5 goals to be scored during the 90 minutes. Available at best odds of 4/5 with Bet365, this market is appealing given Ukraine’s strong defensive record, as well as Holland’s lack of recognised striker.