NetherlandsEuroThe first of Sunday's European Championship last 16 matches comes from Budapest where the Netherlands start as favourites for their clash with the Czech Republic






The Dutch came through Group C with a 100% record, recording wins over Ukraine (3-2), Austria (2-0) and North Macedonia (3-0) to top the quartet 3 points clear of Austria whilst Ukraine's 3 points was enough to make the last 16 as a best third place finisher.


That group didn't look particularly strong and all their matches were staged on home turf in Amsterdam but other than a wobble when coughing up a 2-0 lead against Ukraine (before recovering to find the winner) the Netherlands got the job dome with some ease.


Wijnaldum has scored 3 of their goals in the tournament so far, Depay and Dumfries both have 2


Netherlands's odds to win the tournament are now around 9/1


Czech Republic


Czech Republic finished third in Group D with 4 points, 3 shy of England and just behind Croatia on goal difference with Scotland missing out. They had a third place finish as good as in the bag heading into their final group match with England at Wembley which they lost 1-0.


Czech Republic won their opening match 2-0 against Scotland in Glasgow thanks to a goal in each half from Patrik Schick. Next time out Schick scored the opening goal against Croatia from the penalty spot and the Czech's were 1-0 up at half time but Croatia fought back and the game ended 1-1.


In the outright betting to win the tournament Czech Republic can be backed at around 83/1



The Betting


90 minutes: Netherlands are trading at around 0.73/1 to win the game in regulation time with the draw at 2.96/1 and Czech Rep can be backed at around 4.55/1


A game of 3 goals or more is priced at 0.86/1 and it's 0.83/1 for both teams to score.


To qualify for the next round under any means of victory Netherlands are priced at around 7/20 and Czech Rep 2.35/1


Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


The Verdict:


The Czech's looked pretty useful in qualifying although they don't seem to have too many obvious sources of goals. Although the Netherlands results take the eye and goals have been easy enough to find they move away from Amsterdam now and they will have to be at their best to deliver for favourite backers.


I prefer the goalscorer markets to the match result and Memphis Depay has scored 9 in his past 10 games for his country including 2 in this tournament and he gets my vote to pop up any time.


Bets (90 mins): Anytime goalscorer Memphis Depay at 1.31/1


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Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


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