Kick-off: 1700, 21/06/2021
Stadium: Johan Cruyff Arena
Netherlands are expected to complete a hat-trick of wins in Euro 2020 Group C by brushing aside pointless North Macedonia in Amsterdam.
Frank de Boer may take this opportunity to rest a few players but their opponents have been very open at the back in two defeats so far.
We’re going with 5/6 for the Dutch to prevail and over 2.5 goals as our first North Macedonia vs Netherlands prediction.
A Look At North Macedonia’s Betting Odds
North Macedonia just lack the nous to compete at this level but had their moments in a 3-1 loss to Austria and a 2-1 defeat by Ukraine.
Talismanic striker Goran Pandev netted versus Das Team while Leeds wing-back Ezgjan Alioski hit the target against the blue and yellows, pouncing on the rebound after his penalty was saved.
Stole Dimitrievski was our hero in that last match, though, saving a late penalty which meant we enjoyed a 15/2 correct score windfall among a trio of successful selections.
Manager Igor Angelovski said: “In the second half, we saw the real Macedonia and why we are here at the European Championship.
“Congratulations to the boys for the great game in the second half. If the public reward you with that kind of applause, it indicates you have played a good match.
“You saw, unlike the first game, they played completely relaxed and that was the real Macedonia.”
Looking forward, he added: “There is no greater motivation than to play against a big Holland team.”
Former Inter Milan striker Pandev may be approaching 38 but he has shone up front and was only denied a second goal of the tournament versus Ukraine by an offside flag.
The evergreen veteran also won the penalty which led to his side’s score and 9/2 for him to net at any time here is a value bet from the North Macedonia vs Netherlands odds.
A Look At Netherlands’ Betting Odds
Netherlands only just scrambled to a 3-2 win over Ukraine but were far more convincing when enjoying a smooth 2-0 success versus Austria.
Memphis Depay earned us a 16/5 pay-out by scoring first from the penalty spot and should have added a second after being set up by Wout Weghorst.
Other chances went begging but impressive wing-back Denzel Dumfries eventually doubled the advantage after being played in by Donyell Malen on the break.
De Boer commented: “On the ball we could have done better but overall it was a really decent performance and that’s given me a lot confidence for the next games.
“I know at our best we can beat everybody but I think other teams are thinking the same, so let’s go from game to game and then we will see where it ends.”
PSV hot prospect Malen caught the eye after coming on to replace Weghorst and will hopefully get more time to shine now qualification is assured.
Let’s go with 4/1 for the 22-year-old to score the last goal in this game to complete our North Macedonia vs Netherlands betting tips.
Ukraine 2-1 NORTH MACEDONIA – Alioski
NETHERLANDS 2-0 Austria – Depay (pen), Dumfries
Head-to-head: Netherlands 4-0 North Macedonia, North Macedonia 1-2 Netherlands, Netherlands 0-0 North Macedonia
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