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Netherlands vs Scotland predictions, tips and odds: Road to Euro 2024 begins

Netherlands and Scotland meet in an international friendly on Friday at 7:45 pm (UK time).

Netherlands vs Scotland predictions

Netherlands vs Scotland: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 11/10 with SkyBet
Correct Score Netherlands 3-1 Scotland 12/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Lyndon Dykes 14/1 with BoyleSports

The stats behind our Netherlands vs Scotland predictions:

  • Netherlands have both scored and conceded in four of their past five home friendlies.
  • Scotland have lost their last two away friendlies.
  • Scotland have opened the scoring in four of their last five away friendlies.

Road to Euro 2024 begins

Both nations are at Euro 2024 this summer, so this game will be a chance for the two managers to see where they are at ahead of the tournament.

Netherlands finished second in their qualifying group with 18 points from eight games, only losing twice to group winners France.  The first defeat to France came as part of a tough start to 2023 for Netherlands, who also lost to Croatia and Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-final and third-place play-off respectively.

This current international break will also see Netherlands take on Euro 2024 hosts Germany in Frankfurt, in what is Ronald Koeman’s last chance to really look at his squad. There will be a reunion with France at Euro 2024, with Netherlands also facing Austria and one of Poland, Estonia, Wales or Finland.

Scotland, meanwhile, finished runners-up in Group A and actually led for a while. In the end, they won five, drew two and lost once, beaten by Spain whom they did also beat early in qualifying. That was part of a great start to 2023, with Scotland winning each of their first five matches.

However, Steve Clarke’s men do go into this game in a bit of poor form. They lost three in a row against England, Spain and France, before drawing against Georgia and Norway to end Euro 2024 qualifying. So now it’s about getting back on track ahead of the Euros, where Scotland will face hosts Germany in the opening game of the tournament, as well as Switzerland and Hungary.

Netherlands vs Scotland match tip

Over 2.5 goals @ 1/1 with 10bet

Although results were often against them, Scotland were a fun team for the neutral to watch in the latter half of 2023. Playing six games from September onwards, Scotland’s matches saw a total of 24 goals scored. In fact, only one of those matches — a 2-0 defeat to Spain — saw fewer than three goals scored.

Netherlands vs Scotland Odds


*Odds correct as of 15:00 on March 20. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Understandably, Netherlands are heavy favourites for this game, and not just because of their form in 2023. Netherlands have won four of their past five games against Scotland, with a draw the most recent result three years ago.

Netherlands vs Scotland team news

Grant Hanley has had to pull out of the Scotland squad due to injury, but the likes of Andrew Robertson, Craig Gordon and Scott McTominay are all involved.

Netherlands have been hit with a mini injury problem, with Micky van de Ven, Frenkie de Jong, Brian Brobbey, Joshua Zirkzee and Nick Olij all having to drop out.

How to watch Netherlands vs Scotland Live

Scotland’s trip to face Netherlands will be broadcast live on Viaplay Sports 1 on Friday 22nd March at 7:45pm.

Netherlands vs Scotland head-to-head

  • 2 June 2021 – Netherlands 2-2 Scotland – International Friendly
  • 9 November 2017 – Scotland 0-1 Netherlands – International Friendly
  • 9 September 2009 – Scotland 0-1 Netherlands – FIFA World Cup qualifying
  • 28 March 2009 – Netherlands 3-0 Scotland – FIFA World Cup qualifying
  • 19 November 2003 – Netherlands 6-0 Scotland – UEFA European Championship qualifying

Netherlands have won seven of their last 12 games against Scotland, losing one with four draws.

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