Netherlands vs Ukraine | Euro 2020 Betting Preview & Tips


NETHERLANDS welcome Ukraine to Amsterdam on Sunday night for a Group C showdown from Euro 2020. Brett Curtis (@Brett_Curtis92) is on-hand to deliver his favourite fancies.

Netherlands vs Ukraine | Sunday 13th June 2020, 20:00 | ITV

Netherlands take on Ukraine in Group C of Euro 2020 on Sunday in a 8pm kick-off at Amsterdam ArenA.

Frank de Boer is likely to line his side up in a 3-5-2 system, with 6ft 6 in Wout Weghorst and Memphis Depay having the potential to be one of the tournament's best strike partnerships.

Andriy Shevchenko may choose to match up with the Netherlands' formation or persist with the 4-3-3 formation Ukraine have used in more recent matches.

Personally, I feel Netherlands are too short at around 8/13 here, with the draw appealing at around 11/4.

Ukraine's last three competitive matches have all ended 1-1, including away to Euro 2020 outright favourites France in March, making this correct score look decent value at 7/1 (bet365).

Shevchenko's side topped their qualifying group ahead of Portugal and Serbia so clearly deserve perhaps a little more respect than the bookmakers are giving them.

Away from the match outcome, I'm keen to back Netherlands and oppose Ukraine in terms of corners.

De Boer's side should have more of the ball, and they've had 5+ corners in each of their last 12 matches.

Ukraine's recent corner count against teams competing at Euro 2020, meanwhile, reads: 3 v Finland, 0 v France, 2 v Germany, 3 v Spain, 0 v Germany, 2 v Spain and 2 v Switzerland (avg 1.71).

I'll back Over 4 Corners for Netherlands and Under 5 Corners for Ukraine in a Bet Builder, then, to give us a little bit of breathing space in case Shevchenko's side find themselves chasing the game.

With both sides potentially cancelling each other out I'm not keen on too many goals either, but equally I don't expect a 0-0 either as neither side are watertight defensively.

Adding Under 4 Goals and Over 0 Goals gives us a 21/20 Bet Builder with bet365.

In terms of player props, the only price which caught my eye was Ruslan Malinovskiy to have a shot on target at evens (Betfair).

No player assisted more goals in Serie A last season than Atalanta's Malinovskiy, who has also chipped in with eight league goals in both of his two seasons in Bergamo.

The 28-year-old possesses a fierce strike on either foot, and Ukraine may find themselves having a dig from distance on occasion.

Best Bets

Netherlands vs Ukraine – Under 4 Goals, Under 5 Ukraine Corners, Over 4 Netherlands Corners and Over 0 Goals (21/20 Bet365)

Netherlands vs Ukraine – Ruslan Malinovskyi 1+ shot on target (1/1 Betfair)

Netherlands vs Ukraine – Draw 1-1 (7/1 Bet365)

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