Nations League – Semi Final
Netherlands vs England
7:45pm Thursday 6th June
Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques
Match Round Up
England’s hopes of winning the Uefa Nations League are over after calamitous defending gifted the Netherlands a 3-1 semi-final, extra-time win here in Guimaraes.
Marcus Rashford had given Gareth Southgate’s side a 32nd-minute lead from the penalty spot before Matthijs De Ligt equalised with 17 minutes left and England thought they had won it when substitute Jesse Lingard completed a wonderful team move with a cool 83rd-minute finish only for the goal to be ruled out for offside by the tightest of margins on Video Assistant Referee review.
England will play for third/fourth place in the place play-off match against Switzerland on Sunday afternoon.
England’s captain, Harry Kane insists the squad can’t be too downhearted and must try to put things right at Euro 2020
England take on the Netherlands at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques on Thursday 6th June at 19.45 in the Nations League semi final.
Most believe Gareth Southgate’s men are the team to beat this summer, and most bookmakers have England as favourites to seal their place in Euro 2020 early by coming out on top. The Three Lions are an industry-best price of 9/4 to win the inaugural Nations League title.
The Oranje finished above Germany and world champions France in their group to reach this stage. Whilst England got the better of Croatia and Spain to qualify for the knockout phase. However, the success of English teams in this season’s European competitions could mean several key players will face a quick turnaround for their game against the Dutch.
Harry Kane has been directly involved in 34 per cent of the 59 goals the Three Lions have scored whilst Southgate has been the main man. However, he has been out of action since early April but is hoping to be fit for the semi-final against the Netherlands.
Despite the concern that Kane won’t make the pitch, England are 7/5 favourites to beat Netherlands and progress to the final. The Netherlands are 19/10 to come out on top in normal time and it’s 9/4 that the sides can’t be separated in 90 minutes.
The teams last met in March 2018 where a Jesse Lingard goal was the difference in Amsterdam, England beating the Netherlands 1-0. A repeat 1-0 for England is 7/1.
However, prior to that England haven’t beaten the Netherlands since the 1996 UEFA European Championship when they came out on top with a 4-1 win. If you fancy England’s chances of repeating this score it’s 40/1.
In all matches against the Oranje, England have won 6 and lost 6 matches. 9 matches have ended in a draw with a 1-1 score being quite popular. A 1/1 draw is 5/1.
Going into the match, England have won their last 5 out of six matches, and drawn 1 match. The Netherlands have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 6 matches.
The two winning semi-finalists will go head-to-head at Estadio do Dragao on June 9. The third-place match will take place earlier on the same day.
Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.