Holland and England face-off in a friendly clash on Friday evening, with former Everton boss Ronald Koeman looking to inspire a win against their European rivals. However, with the Three Lions having qualified for this summer’s World Cup Finals with relative ease, the visitors will head to Amsterdam in confident mood.
International Friendly – Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam – Friday 23rd March – 19:45 UK Time
Netherland vs England Match Preview
Having missed out on another major tournament as a result of their poor performances throughout World Cup qualifying, Holland will look to kick-start a new era under Koeman with a win over England. The hosts have won their last five matches, meaning that Gareth Southgate and England are sure to be in for a tough test later this week. However, with the visitors being unbeaten in the same number of outings, many are predicting a close encounter at the Amsterdam ArenA. For those looking to place a bet on the clash, be sure to check out our top tip below. However, let’s start by taking a closer look at the two teams, starting with the home side.
Netherlands Team News & Form
Holland have defeated both Scotland and Romania in friendly encounters of late, however an encounter with England should be a step up in class. Despite Arjen Robben having retired from the international stage, the Dutch still have a host of attacking options to select from, with former Manchester United man Memphis Depay likely to start for the hosts. Five Premier League players could feature for the home side, while Ajax youngster Justin Kluivert could make a first appearance at senior level.
England Team News & Form
Following goalless draws against both Germany and Brazil, England will be looking to return to winning ways this week. However, the visitors will have to do so without Harry Kane, with the Tottenham man set to be out for four weeks due to injury. In his absence, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy could well lead the line in Amsterdam, with Marcus Rashford potentially supporting him. Meanwhile, Lewis Cook, Alfie Mawson, James Tarkowski and Nick Pope could all make their first appearances. Manchester United’s Ashley Young could well start in defence following his fine form over recent months.
Netherland vs England Head to Head
The two nations have met 20 times in competitive matches in their history, with Holland having come out on top on six occasions, as well as registering nine draws. In fact, Holland have won the last two clashes between the European duo, with the most recent coming in a 2-1 success at Wembley Stadium back in 2016.
Netherland vs England Betting Odds and Predictions
With little separating the two nations ahead of kick-off, it comes as little surprise that their home status means that it is Holland who are the narrow favourites for victory with the majority of major bookmakers. The hosts can be backed for victory at best odds of 29/20 with SkyBet, while England are priced at 15/8 on the same platform. Meanwhile, a draw is available at odds of 9/4 with Ladbrokes.
Netherland vs England Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet both teams to score during the 90 minutes, with odds of 5/6 available at William Hill.