Portugal vs Netherlands Match Info
Date: Sunday June 9 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Estadio do Dragao
Portugal vs Netherlands Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
March 26 2018: Portugal 0-3 Netherlands
August 14 2013: Portugal 1-1 Netherlands
June 17 2012 (neutral venue): Portugal 2-1 Netherlands
Total head-to-head matches played: 13
Portugal wins: 7
Netherlands wins: 2
Portugal vs Netherlands Stats
- Surprisingly, these countries had never played each other until October 1990
- Portugal have lost only one of their last 11 matches against the Netherlands
- Both teams have scored in five of their latest seven meetings
Portugal vs Netherlands Match Preview
Portugal are backed to add the UEFA Nations League title to their European Championship crown with victory on home soil against the Netherlands.
Nobody will be keener to lift this new trophy than Cristiano Ronaldo, whose influence when Portugal conquered the continent three years ago was diluted by having to be substituted due to injury only 25 minutes into the final against France.
The Juventus superstar was certainly up for it when he fired a superb hat-trick on Wednesday to sink Switzerland in the semi-finals of this competition, his team being second best generally but Ronaldo capitalising on two late chances to secure a 3-1 triumph.
Standing between the Portuguese and another piece of silverware are the Netherlands, whose resurgence continues to gain momentum after they failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments following their third-place finish at the 2014 World Cup.
Ronald Koeman’s team pounced on sloppy defending from England on Thursday, scoring twice in extra time and prevailing 3-1 after in-demand teenage defender Matthijs de Ligt had cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s penalty to enforce the additional half-hour.
However, with the knowhow of their Euro 2016 success still in the memory bank, the same manager, Fernando Santos, in charge and a mix of experienced and youthful players, Portugal are expected to give the home crowd an occasion to savour.
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Portugal vs Netherlands Betting Tips
Portugal to win @ 29/20 with William Hill
Cristiano Ronaldo first goalscorer @ 10/3 with Paddy Power