France vs Netherlands
Date: 24 March 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de France (Saint-Denis).
France and Netherlands will return to action for the first time since their respective defeats to Argentina on penalties at the World Cup in Qatar.
The two European heavyweights will lock horns in the very opening round of the new EURO qualifying campaign on Friday evening at Stade de France.
Both outfits have been impressive at the recent World Cup and neither should face any problems in an attempt to advance from this group with Greece, Republic of Ireland, and Gibraltar.
France have a star-studded squad all over the place, including the staggering attacking line led by Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, and Olivier Giroud.
Karim Benzema has retired from the national team, while Didier Deschamps did not call up Osumane Dembele who has had issues with another injury of late in Barcelona.
Netherlands will be without their injured Barcelona star as well since Frenkie de Jong will not be there to help his teammates in the clashes against France and Gibraltar.
We were pretty impressed with the attacking performances Netherlands showed at the World Cup in Qatar, bagging at least two goals in four of their five games there. Can they find the net past Les Bleus?
France vs Netherlands Head-to-head
- The teams exchanged a win each when they met each other in the 2018 UEFA Nations League campaign.
- France have five wins in the previous six meetings with Oranje.
- We have seen at least three goals in three of the last five head to head affairs between the two outfits.
France vs Netherlands Prediction
Both France and Netherlands possess immense firepower on display in the final third and we would be surprised to witness a low-scoring scenario when they come across each other. The Over 2.5 goals FT bet looked as a great option at the odds of 2.00.
France have the home court advantage, arguably the best player on the planet (Kylian Mbappe), and a run of five wins in the last six head to head games against Netherlands. It is enough for us to take the home win pick at the 1.83 odds.
France vs Netherlands Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
France to win @ 1.83 (5/6) odd.