It should be a battle on Sunday when the Netherlands and Ukraine face off in a 2020 UEFA European Championship group-stage game. Ukraine won its Euro 2020 qualifying group at 6-2-0, while the Dutch, who are ranked 16th in the FIFA World Rankings, were the runner-up in theirs at 6-1-1. The teams have met just twice before, both friendly matches, with the Netherlands winning 3-0 in 2008 and the most recent meeting in 2010 ending in a 1-1 draw. The Netherlands is 5-4-1 in its past 10 matches, while Ukraine is on a six-game unbeaten run following an 0-6-1 slide.
Kickoff from Amsterdam is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Netherlands is the -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100) in the latest Ukraine vs. Netherlands odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Before locking in any Netherlands vs. Ukraine picks or Euro 2020 predictions, be sure to see what European soccer insider Martin Green is saying.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Netherlands vs. Ukraine. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Ukraine vs. Netherlands:
- Ukraine vs. Netherlands spread: Netherlands -0.5 (-160)
- Ukraine vs. Netherlands over-under: 2.5 goals (over +110, under -140)
- Ukraine vs. Netherlands money line: Ukraine +550, Netherlands -170, Draw +275
- Ukraine: Andriy Pyatov led qualifying with a save percentage of 95 (19 of 20) in six matches.
- Netherlands: Marten de Roon led Serie A in tackles (95) and tackles won (67) last season.
Why you should back Netherlands
This isn't the Dutch team that won the 1988 Euros or was a runner-up three times in the World Cup, but it has plenty of talent. The Flying Dutchmen have outscored their last four opponents 14-2, and they are particularly strong in midfield. Recent Paris Saint-Germain signee Georginio Wijnaldum and Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong are precision passers, and Wijnaldum led the team with seven goals in five qualifying appearances. They are joined by Atalanta's Marten de Roon, who brings versatility and is a dogged defender.
The Dutch had a plus-17 goal differential in qualifying, and Memphis Depay will be the focal point of the attack. He had three goals and set up three in qualifying and had 20 goals and a league-high 12 assists in France's Ligue 1 with Lyon. Wout Weghorst and 22-year-old Donyell Malen are expected to provide strong support in the attack. Weghorst had 20 goals and eight assists in Germany's Bundesliga for Wolfsburg this season, while Malen has 40 goals in 77 matches over the past three years with Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Why you should back Ukraine
Manager and former national-team star Andriy Shevchenko should have his tight-knit team fired up. It just fought to a 1-1 draw with world champion France in a 2022 World Cup qualifying match in March. Ukraine was last in its group in the Nations League but knocked off Spain and Switzerland in that competition last fall. In Euro 2020 qualifying in late 2019, the team finished atop a group that included reigning European champion Portugal and Serbia, going 2-2-0 against those teams.
After the draw with France, Ukraine dominated Finland and Kazakhstan but came away with two more draws. It has scored nine goals during its six-game unbeaten streak. Roman Yaremchuk was the top scorer with four goals in five qualifying matches and had 17 with Gent in Belgium's First Division A. Ruslan Malinovskyi led Serie A with 12 assists for Atalanta, and Oleksandr Zinchenko started 15 games on defense for English Premier League champion Manchester City. He mans a midfield spot for his national team and had a goal in qualifying.
How to make Ukraine vs. Netherlands Euro 2020 picks
Green has taken an intensive look at the Netherlands vs. Ukraine matchup. He is leaning under on the goal total (2.5), and he has two best bets, including one that returns around 6-1. He's only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins Netherlands vs. Ukraine in Sunday's Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Ukraine vs. Netherlands Euro 2020 match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.