North Macedonia v Netherlands betting tips: Group winners could make changes
The first dead rubber of Euro 2020 brings together Group C winners Netherlands and North Macedonia, who became the first nation to be eliminated on Thursday night.
The Dutch sealed top spot with a 2-0 victory over Austria and having already beaten Ukraine, their nearest rivals cannot overtake them via the head-to-head rules.
Frank De Boer’s side are 3/10 to make it a perfect group stage but let’s see how we can help with your North Macedonia v Netherlands betting tips.
The Oranje could make changes for the game which may mean starts for the likes of Luuk de Jong, Quincy Promes, Donyell Malen, Steven Berghuis and Nathan Ake ahead of their last-16 clash with one of the best third-placed teams in Budapest on June 27.
The Dutch have won five of their last six games, four of which came without conceding, and they are 23/20 to win to nil against a North Macedonian team ranked as 17/2 outsiders.
Although they are out of the tournament, North Macedonia scored in both defeats by Austria and Ukraine, so we go 15/8 on the Dutch to win and concede on Monday night.
Interestingly, Netherlands have been leading inside the first 15 minutes in two of their last three games, with both goals converted from the penalty spot by Memphis Depay.
Malen is a likely starter and in the scorecast market, the PSV striker to score in a 2-0 win is priced at 18/1.
Holland’s high pressing game against Austria paid dividends as they overwhelmed their opponents in a 5-3-2 formation with skipper Georginio Wijnaldum playing behind a front two comprising Depay and Wout Weghorst.
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— Nathan Aké (@NathanAke) June 17, 2021
Matthijs de Ligt returned from a groin injury to take his place in the heart of defence alongside Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij, with Denzel Dumfries and Patrick van Aanholt playing as marauding wing-backs.
North Macedonia played a 3-5-2 against Ukraine with Napoli’s Elif Elmas accompanying veteran striker Goran Pandev up front but coach Igor Angelovski may make sweeping changes to give his fringe players experience of a major tournament.
Dumfries scored in both Dutch victories and is 4/1 to get on the scoresheet again, although the goals are more likely to come from players with limited game time at Euro 2020.
Berghuis bagged the opener against Latvia and Gibraltar in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers while Wijnaldum was prolific for the Dutch in qualifying and he has scored five goals in Holland’s last seven competitive fixtures.
The former Liverpool midfielder, now with PSG, is 23/10 to score or 11/2 to draw first blood while Ezgjan Alioski is 15/2 to get on the scoresheet again for North Macedonia.
Where: Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
When: 17:00, Monday 21st June
How to watch: ITV
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication