Austria vs Netherlands:
Date: Saturday; 3-June-2016;
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT,
Venue: Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Vienna).
Austria looking for a win when they meet Netherlands in the final friendly before Euro 2016 on Saturday evening at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna.
Austria bounced back with a win against Malta after losing against Turkey in their first warm-up match. However, they haven’t fared well when coming against stronger teams since securing qualification to the final tournament in France. Das Team had lost in 2 of their 4 matches since then and the 2 wins were against minnows Albania and Malta.
Netherlands are looking good on the way to revival after a terrible European qualification campaign. The Dutch had won in 3 of their 5 matches since then and they had lost once, to France on 26th March 2015. The wins against England and Poland is an evidence of the fact that this team is on their way back to what they used to be.
Austria vs Netherlands: Predicted Line-up
Austria (4-4-2): Almer – Fuchs, Prodl, Dragovic, Klein – Alaba, Arnautovic, Harnik, Junuzovic – Janko, Hinterseer.
Netherlands (4-3-3): Cillessen – Aanholt, Van Dijk, Bruma, Tete – Wijnaldum, Strootman, Van Ginkel – Depay, Narsingh, Dost.
Austria vs Netherlands: Head-to-Head Stats
- Netherlands have a healthy head-to-head record in the 11 matches played between the sides, after winning in 6, drawing 2 and losing 3.
- Netherlands are on a 5 match winning streak against Austria, with their last defeat coming in a friendly on May 1990.
- The Dutch had at least 3 goals in each of their last five matches against Austria.
- Austria’s home record against Netherlands in their last 5 matches is 3 wins and 2 defeats.
Austria vs Netherlands: Prediction
Austria need to improve a lot if they are to make a strong cause in this year’s European Championship. They are seen struggling against stronger sides and to qualify from a group including Portugal, Iceland and Hungry won’t be easy with this kind of a form.
Netherlands on the other hand, look unbeatable and their young bunch of players have shown excellent mentality in the past few friendlies. They are expected to be on top of their game on Saturday and win this tie 2-1.
Recommended Bet: Netherlands to Win (odds @ 2.75)
Best Bet: Both teams to score and Netherlands to win (odds 5.00)
*All Odds from Ladbrokes at the time of composing this article.
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