class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>These two teams served up two high-scoring clashes in the opening round of matches and Goal is backing their encounter in Amsterdam to be an open one
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Two sides who have enjoyed high-scoring wins in Euro 2020 meet on Thursday night with the Netherlands taking on Austria at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Group C
Both teams are currently in a strong position to qualify for the last-16, with Frank de Boer’s men recording a 3-2 victory against Ukraine on Sunday evening while Austria overcame North Macedonia by a 3-1 scoreline.
Netherlands vs Austria Latest Odds
The Dutch have won the last six games they have played against Austria, most recently coming out victorious in a 2-0 friendly triumph in 2016.
De Boer’s side are offered at 8/15 (1.53) with bet365 to record another victory against this opposition, with Franco Foda’s men available at 5/1 (6.00) and the draw at 10/3 (4.33).
Netherlands vs Austria Team News
Defender Matthijs de Ligt missed his country’s opening match with a groin problem although the Juventus man could play some part on Thursday evening.
Austria have no injury concerns heading into the game and will be lead once more by new Real Madrid signing David Alaba, who impressed in his side’s first game.
Netherlands vs Austria Preview
The Netherlands are an entertaining outfit to watch at both ends of the field – largely because their deficiencies at the back mean they tend to afford plenty of chances to their opponents.
Virgil Van Dijk’s presence in the heart of the defence is certainly a big miss, with De Boer’s men having kept just three clean sheets in the nine matches since the Liverpool man’s season-ending injury in October.
Indeed, those three shut-outs came against Gibraltar, Georgia and Latvia, and the Oranje have conceded four goals to Turkey, and two against both Scotland and Ukraine during that time as well.
Although Austria are not the most prolific side in the tournament, they have scored in 18 of their last 23 matches and backing goals at both ends makes plenty of sense.
Netherlands vs Austria Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 4/5 (1.80) and looks like a strong selection for Thursday night’s clash.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.