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Netherlands vs Canada Predictions, Tips and Odds: Oranje begin road to Euro 2024 with friendly

Netherlands vs Canada Predictions, Tips and Odds: Oranje begin road to Euro 2024

Netherlands get their preparations for Euro 2024 underway with a friendly against Canada on Thursday. They then face Iceland before making the short trip to Germany.

Netherlands vs Canada predictions

Netherlands vs Canada: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 17/20 with BetMGM
Correct Score Netherlands 2-2 Canada 16/1 with BoyleSports
First Goalscorer Memphis Depay 7/2 with 10bet

The stats behind our Netherlands vs Canada predictions:

  • Netherlands have scored in their past 11 games.
  • Canada have scored at least two goals in four of their past six games.
  • Netherlands have scored the opening goal in each of their past five games.

What can we expect from Netherlands?

Netherlands finished second in their Euro 2024 qualifying group behind France, and must face them again at the tournament. And they are an interesting prospect. After losing 2-1 to France in October, Netherlands went on a four-game winning streak scoring 12 goals without conceding.

But that came to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Germany in March, so now Netherlands must start again. Netherlands are trying to lower the average age of their squad, with 12 of their squad for Euro 2024 aged 25 or under at the start of the tournament. That includes Xavi Simons, who only recently turned 21 and is expected to be the future of the Netherlands Netherlands national team.

With Ronald Koeman back in charge, Netherlands are performing similarly to his previous stint. Between February 2018 and August 2020, Netherlands won 11 of their 20 games and reached the UEFA Nations League final. In 12 games of this stint, Netherlands have won five of 12, albeit also losing five.

Netherlands have also won their final friendly before a European Championship the last three times they were at the tournament, since a 1-0 defeat to Ireland in 2004. But that didn’t halter their momentum in that particular tournament, as Netherlands reached the semi-finals where they were beaten by Portugal.

Netherlands vs Canada match tip

Canada to score 2+ goals @ 7/2 by Sky Bet

Although Netherlands did go on a four-game streak without conceding, they have shown defensive weaknesses at time. And this Canada side have been enjoying themselves in front of goal. Canada have scored at least two goals in four of their past six games, only failing in a 4-1 defeat to Japan and draw with the USA which eventually finished 2-2 after extra-time.

Netherlands vs Canada odds

NETHERLANDS VS CANADA
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*Odds correct as of 13:45 on June 6. 18+ only. GambleAware.

Netherlands are the odds-on favourites for this game. Part of that will come to the footballing stature of the two nations, and the fact that Canada are unpredictable at times. But that unpredictability could also work for them.

Netherlands vs Canada team news

Koeman has named his final squad for Euro 2024, with those 26 men the ones involved for their two friendlies. Quinten Timber and Maarten de Roon have had to pull out of the squad due to injury and will miss Euro 2024. Frenkie de Jong is in the squad but is still unavailable due to injury, while Donyell Malen’s participation is unknown after he played in the Champions League final for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch hasn’t sprung any big surprises with his first Canada squad for their friendlies against Netherlands and France, though there is a callup for uncapped Tani Oluwaseyi. Canada are also preparing for Copa America, which starts later this month.

How to watch Netherlands vs Canada Live

Netherlands host Canada in a friendly on Thursday 6th June at 7:45pm. The game will be broadcast live on Premier Sports 2.

Netherlands vs Canada head-to-head

  • 12 June 1994 – Canada 0-3 Netherlands – Friendly

Netherlands and Canada have only met once before, with the Oranje winning a friendly 3-0 30 years ago..


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