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North Macedonia Vs Netherlands Prediction And Odds

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North Macedonia Vs Netherlands Prediction And Odds

The Netherlands welcome North Macedonia to the Amsterdam Arena this evening - with the visitors hoping to cause an upset to progress into the last 16 of Euro 2020.

Frank de Boer's Netherlands have already cemented their place in the first knockout round of the contest, having beaten Ukraine in a thrilling 3-2 match-up before seeing off Austria 2-0.

North Macedonia, on the other hand, have put in hearty performances against the Austrians and Ukrainians, but were unable to get any points on the board.

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Frank de Boer's Netherlands have already cemented their place in the first knockout round of the contest
Frank de Boer's Netherlands have already cemented their place in the first knockout round of the contest

Having qualified for Euro 2020 via the bottom path of the UEFA Nations League, the odds were always stacked against Igor Angelovski's side in terms of progressing to the knockout stages.

A victory here, however, would give them a solid chance of advancing to the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed finishers.

But it won't be easy for the Macedonians as the Netherlands - playing on home soil this evening - will be brimming with confidence following their opening two victories.

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Even more, the nation will be eager to make up for lost time after sensationally failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

With this summer's tournament now in full swing, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from North Macedonia vs the Netherlands to get your teeth stuck into.

North Macedonia vs Netherlands betting tips & predictions

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North Macedonia are 10/1 to win, with the Netherlands priced at 1/4 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 5/1.

Prediction 3-0 (7/1)

Half-Time/Full-Time: Netherlands/Netherlands (4/5)

The Netherlands will head into this game with minimal pressure on their shoulders ahead of facing one of the four best third-placed sides in the last 16 of the tournament.

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The Netherlands are expected to make a number of changes with the last 16 on the horizon
The Netherlands are expected to make a number of changes with the last 16 on the horizon

With a sea of orange in the stands of the Amsterdam Arena, we expect the Netherlands to put on a show for their home crowd.

Even if Frank de Boer rings the changes to protect his players for the knockout stages, we really can't see a scenario where the Netherlands don't lead this game from start to finish.

Even at short odds of 4/5, the Dutch to lead at half-time and full-time sounds like a given, surely?

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First goalscorer: Memphis Depay (7/2)

North Macedonia have already conceded five goals from their first two matches and they will, almost certainly, have a fight on their hands to stop the Oranje from scoring in this one.

Memphis Depay scored first during the Netherlands 2-0 win against Austria
Memphis Depay scored first during the Netherlands 2-0 win against Austria

Memphis Depay scored first during the Netherlands 2-0 win against Austria - and we're backing him to do the same again this evening.

The Netherlands will be looking to silence any existing doubters and possession should be ridiculously one-sided, with Depay likely to have a fair few chances against a seriously shaky defence.

Request A Bet: Netherlands to win, BTTS - No and Netherlands to take most corners (11/8)

In their opening two fixtures, the Netherlands have put their stamp of authority on the competition.

In fact, the Dutch are only one of three countries, alongside Italy and Belgium to win their first two matches.

The Dutch have put their stamp of authority on the competition in their opening two games
The Dutch have put their stamp of authority on the competition in their opening two games

And with the home advantage on their side tonight, we really can't see North Macedonia being able to break down the Oranje defence, let alone score at all.

Missing the 2016 European Championship and the 2018 World Cup has made the Netherlands hungry to get back to their winning ways - and we expect them to win with ease here.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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North Macedonia team news

North Macedonia's star man, 37-year-old Goran Pandev, has confirmed that this evening's game against the Netherland's will be his final appearance for the nation.

Igor Angelovski's side are expected to be unchanged after a penalty from Leeds United's Ezgjan Alioski meant they pushed Ukraine all the way in Bucharest on Thursday.

Netherlands team news

Frank de Boer may look to make several changes with the top spot in the group already sealed.

Daley Blind missed the last two months of the season with an ankle injury and is expected to start on the bench.

Elsewhere, Marten de Roon picked up a yellow card against Austria and would be suspended for the last 16 should he receive another.

With that said, 19-year-old Ryan Gravenberch - highly-rated among his peers - is likely to start in midfield.

In attack, we expect Memphis Depay to lead the line, hoping to add to his Euro 2020 goal tally.

Topics: Euro 2020, Netherlands

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