The Netherlands are looking to make more noise when it faces the Czech Republic on Sunday in the Euro 2020 round of 16. The Dutch failed to make the 2016 tournament and also missed out on the 2018 World Cup, but the young squad has looked like one of the best at Euro 2020. The Netherlands won all three games while scoring the most goals in the group stage, but now it comes up against a resolute Czech Republic defense. The Netherlands are the 16th-ranked team in the world and scored eight goals in the group stage, and it faces a Czech squad that ranks 40th but allowed just two goals in the three group stage matches.
Kickoff from Budapest is set for noon ET. The Netherlands are the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) in the latest Netherlands vs. Czech Republic odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Czech Republic vs. Netherlands picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine's Martin Green.
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. He's having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating more than $800 in profit for $100 bettors through the group stage. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Netherlands vs. Czech Republic at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Czech Republic vs. Netherlands:
- Netherlands vs. Czech Republic spread: Netherlands -0.5 (-145)
- Netherlands vs. Czech Republic over-under: 2.5 goals (over -120, under -110)
- Netherlands vs. Czech Republic money line: Czech Republic +450, Netherlands -150, Draw +270
- Netherlands: Memphis Depay has 58 goals over the last four seasons with Lyon in Ligue 1.
- Czech Republic: Patrik Schick has 19 goals in 35 Bundesliga starts the past two seasons.
Why you should back Netherlands
The Dutch have been on fire offensively, and after a late breakdown against Ukraine in the opener, the defense has been stout. The attack is propelled by an excellent midfield led by Georginio Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong. Wijnaldum had three goals in the group stage and has 11 in his last 12 international matches. De Jong sets Wijnaldum, Memphis Depay and Wout Weghorst up for success, and Donyell Malen also is dangerous up top. Weghorst's size (6-foot-5) could earn him the start, and the striker had 20 goals with Wolfsburg last season.
Marten de Roon is a relentless player on both ends, and fullback Denzel Dumfries always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Dumfries and Depay both scored twice in the group stage, and the Dutch have scored at least two goals in 10 straight matches. Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij provide the experience on defense, and they play in front of the tournament's oldest player in goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. The 39-year-old was a key piece in the team's 2010 World Cup final run and had six clean sheets in 12 starts with Ajax last season.
Why you should back Czech Republic
The Czechs don't have the same level of talent, but they are always tough to beat. Outside a 4-0 loss to a potent Italy squad in a June friendly, they have been in every game this year. They played to a group-stage draw with a tough Croatia squad and tied world No. 1 Belgium 1-1 in World Cup qualifying in March. They are 5-2-3 in their last 10, with the losses to Italy, Wales and England. The Czech Republic has a 5-3-3 edge in the all-time series, with consecutive victories. The past two Euro meetings, in 2004 and 2015, have ended in 3-2 victories for the Czechs.
Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick is one of the five players with three goals in the tournament, and he can cause headaches for the Dutch defense. He dominated the opener against Scotland, scoring on a precision header before a brilliant strike from the halfway line to seal the 2-0 victory. The 25-year-old had nine goals in 20 league starts and has eight in his last 11 matches with the Czechs. Tomas Soucek, who had 10 goals with West Ham, also plays a key role, and the Czechs are imposing physically, making them dangerous on set pieces.
How to make Czech Republic vs. Netherlands Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Netherlands vs. Czech Republic from every possible angle. He likes the over on the goal total, and he has locked in two other best bets, including one that returns more than 2-1. He's only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins Czech Republic vs. Netherlands in Sunday's Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Netherlands vs. Czech Republic, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.