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The Netherlands has taken this Euro 2021 by storm. With 3 victories in 3 games, Memphis Depay’s teammates will play the Round of 16 having finished first in Group C. The Czech Republic, a surprising team from group D, qualified as the third best.
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Before the Match: Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Netherlands (1st in Group C)
Considering the quality of the Dutch team, it is quite logical to see them as one of the main outsiders. 3 wins in 3 games, 8 goals scored, 2 conceded: these are the Oranje’s feats at the beginning of the European Championship. These three statistics cannot be ignored and support the predictions of many who believe the Netherlands could go far in the competition.
Whether these hopes will come true or have been in vain, what is sure is that this team is very strong and it will be interesting to see if they can raise their level of play during this round of 16.
Czech Republic (3rd in Group D)
With 4 points against Scotland and Croatia, the Czech Republic finally managed to qualify for the last 16 of the competition. The goal scored by Patrick Schick, the Bayer Leverkusen striker, was the highlight of the group stage.
Netherlands vs Czech Republic Match Analysis
Netherlands: The Flying Dutch
3 games, 3 wins. What other outcome could coach Frank De Boer have dreamed of at the start of the competition? In front of the Johan Cruyff Arena, the Orange team put on a great show for their fans. In addition to the favourable results, another point in favour of the Netherlands is their players’ ability to be decisive. Indeed, it is one of the strengths of this team. Thanks to this Memphis Depay (2 goals), Wout Weghorst (1 goal), Denzel Dumfries (2 goals) and Georinio Wijnaldum (3 goals) have all managed to score during this Euro championship.
Versatile, fast and very young, the Dutch selection will obviously be one to watch for the rest of this competition. However, they need to beware of once again losing concentration as they did against Ukraine.
Czech Republic: The Wind from the East
With a perfect start to the tournament and a 2-0 victory over Scotland, the Czech Republic had a chance to qualify. After a draw against Croatia, the Czechs had their destiny in their own hands against England. Thomas Soucek’s teammates, unfortunately, did not manage to win and thus finish third in their group. However, their 4 points put them in the last 16 of the tournament.
Can the Czech Republic, with their two faces, create a sensation against the Netherlands, winners of all three of their games in the group stage?
Latest Matches Between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic
The Netherlands and the Czech Republic have met 11 times in their history. The Czechs have won 5 times and lost 3 times (and drawn 3 times). It is important to note that 10 of these 11 meetings have been in official matches.
Netherlands’ and Czech Republic’s Squads
In addition to their good momentum, the Netherlands will have the advantage of having their entire squad at their disposal. With the players looking good, all the signs are green for the Oranje. The only question? How will their defensive animation fair against offensive armadas much more impressive than those they have faced so far.
The Czech Republic will also be able to count on their full squad to face the Oranje. Will the Czech armada be enough to overcome De Boer’s team?
Likely Line-ups: Netherlands vs Czech Republic
Are you wondering what the two coaches’ line-ups might be? Find the answer below.
The Netherlands’ Probable Line-up 🇳🇱 (5-3-2):
- Goalkeeper: Stekelenburg
- Defenders: Dumfries, De Vrij, De Ligt, Blind, Van Aanholt
- Midfielders: De Roon, De Jong, Wijnaldum
- Attackers: Weghorst, Depay Weghorst, Depay
The Czech Republic’s Likely Line-up 🇨🇿 (4-2-3-1):
- Goalkeeper: Vaclik
- Defenders: Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Bořil
- Midfielders: Souček, Holeš, Masopust, Darida, Jankto
- Forwards: Schick