Netherlands vs England Match Info
Date: Thursday June 6 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Estadio D. Afonso Henriques
Netherlands vs England Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
March 23 2018: Netherlands 0-1 England
March 29 2016: England 1-2 Netherlands
February 29 2012: England 2-3 Netherlands
Total head-to-head matches played: 21
Netherlands wins: 6
England wins: 6
Netherlands vs England Stats
- This is the first competitive match between these countries since Euro 96 when England won 4-1
- England have won only two of their last 14 meetings with the Netherlands
- Both teams have scored in four of the last five games between these nations
Netherlands vs England Match Preview
England go into their first competitive meeting with the Netherlands for 23 years knowing the UEFA Nations League presents a superb chance to claim a first trophy since 1966.
While not as prestigious as the World Cup or European Championship, this inaugural competition would do very nicely as an appetiser for the Three Lions before a sustained challenge for Euro 2020 next summer which really could end all those years of hurt.
Firstly, England have to get past the resurgent Netherlands if they are to face either familiar rivals Switzerland or hosts Portugal in Sunday’s final, with the Dutch having knocked out the last two world champions, Germany and France, to reach this stage.
Ronald Koeman is presiding over the Netherlands’ recovery after they failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments, and their encouraging results against several of the top European teams over the last 12 months or so illustrates they are firmly on an upward curve.
The worry for England here, despite the fact their own form continues to be strong, is the condition of their squad after a long season, especially considering the seven-man Liverpool and Tottenham contingent looked distinctly weary during the Champions League Final.
The timing of these finals is not optimal for Gareth Southgate and with the Dutch potentially having had a smoother build-up, we will back them to squeeze through perhaps after extra time or even a penalty shootout.
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Netherlands vs England Betting Tips
Netherlands to qualify @ 23/20 with Paddy Power
Draw @ 9/4 with bet365