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Netherlands vs Italy: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Netherlands vs Italy- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

The Netherlands and Italy meet at De Grolsch Veste on Sunday to compete in the Nations League third place play-off (2pm kick-off, UK time).

Netherlands vs Italy: Betting tips

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Netherlands vs Italy: Predictions

Netherlands vs Italy: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 6/10 with Paddy Power
Correct score 1-3 22/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Ciro Immobile 11/2 with Betway

Enschede is braced to welcome the Netherlands and Italy for the third place play-off of the Nations League this weekend. Both nations failed to progress to Sunday’s final earlier on in the week, with Oranje falling to Croatia and the European champions losing out to Spain.

Ronald Koeman’s men were involved in a chaotic, six-goal thriller at De Kuip on Wednesday, but they just came up short in extra time. His side worked wonders to force the game beyond 90 minutes after Noa Lang equalised at the death in normal time, but they capitulated after that.

Italy meanwhile also fell to late heartache. Ciro Immobile restored parity for Roberto Mancini’s men less than 10 minutes after Yeremy Pino broke the deadlock — and from there the game jostled between entertaining and scrappy. Joselu ultimately stepped up in the 88th minute to bag Spain the winner, and condemn Italy to this showdown.

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Netherlands vs Italy match stats

Jorginho was exceptional for large spells against Spain, playing some sublime, defence-splitting passes, with one world-class ball setting Davide Frattesi free from Jordi Alba’s grasp — and he thought he put Italy 2-1 up, only for the goal to be chalked off for a marginal offside from VAR. Still, the weight of the pass and vision from Jorginho was nothing short of mesmeric. In fact, he played more key passes against Spain than any other player for Italy.

Cody Gakpo was typically involved in his side’s meeting with Croatia. He conceded the penalty on Luka Modric that led to Croatia’s first lead, but he certainly tried his best at the other end of the pitch. His three shots in the game was more than any other player on the pitch, and he will be desperate to translate that to something tangible on Sunday, making amends for his penalty mistake on Wednesday.

Netherlands vs Italy: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Netherlands 1-3 Italy

Netherlands vs Italy head-to-head

14 Oct 2020 – Italy 1-1 Netherlands – Nations League

07 Sep 2020 – Netherlands 0-1 Italy – Nations League

04 Jun 2018 – Italy 1-1 Netherlands – International Friendly

28 Mar 2017 – Netherlands 1-2 Italy – International Friendly

04 Sep 2014 – Italy 2-0 Netherlands – International Friendly

These two countries last met in the Nations League back in 2020. Italy secured an away win thanks to Nicolo Barella, while the spoils were shared in the most recent match-up. Lorenzo Pellegrini broke the deadlock a quarter-of-an-hour into the match, before Donny van de Beek equalised for Frank de Boer’s side.


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