The Netherlands will face Austria in Euro 2020 Group C on Thursday. Both nations won their respective campaigns on Sunday and may play the next match without too much pressure. Here is everything you need to know about Netherlands vs Austria prediction and lineup for Euro 2020 Group C match.
Netherlands lineup: Stekelenburg; Timber, de Vrij, Blind; Dumfries, de Roon, de Jong, Wijnaldum, van Aanholt; Depay, Weghorst
Wout Weghorst justified his selection with a goal against Ukraine, and he will continue to lead the line alongside Memphis Depay.
On Sunday Matthijs de Ligt was absent from the matchday squad as he continues to recover from a groin ailment.
Nathan Ake and Joel Veltman are choices if Frank de Boer wants to shake things up in defense.
Owen Wijndal will want to replace Patrick van Aanholt at left wing-back after coming off the bench on Sunday.
Austria lineup: Bachmann; Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger; Lainer, Laimer, Schlager, Sabitzer, Ulmer; Arnautovic, Kalajdzic
For Austria David Alaba was a surprise starter at center-back on Sunday. He was projected to play on the wing or in the center of midfield.
Konrad Laimer earned a starting spot against North Macedonia and contributed an assist in a 3-1 victory.
Heading into Sunday’s game, Julian Baumgartlinger was also a question mark, although he came off the bench for a few minutes in the second half.
Sasa Kalajdzic will have competition from Marco Arnautovic for the starting position on Thursday.
The Netherlands defeated Ukraine 3-2 on Sunday after a late comeback. Frank de Boer’s side led 2-0 at one stage but was pegged back to 2-2 before scoring an 85th-minute winner.
Austria debuted in Euro 2020 football tournament with a good 3-1 win over North Macedonia on Sunday. They’ve lost all six of their previous encounters with the Netherlands.
It was important for both nations to start Euro 2020 with a win, to respond to questions about their abilities. The winner of this match will almost certainly finish first in the group.
On Sunday, both teams had amazing matches, and we expect another exciting match on Thursday.
Given that one more point from their next two matches will almost surely get them into the knockout stages, neither nation is under much pressure, and we expect the Netherlands’ superior quality and home advantage to pay out in the end.
Our Prediction: Netherlands 2-1 Austria