The centerpiece of our Euro 2024 Qualification betting tips is the most accurate Netherlands v France prediction you will ever get for Friday night, October 13. It’s the battle of giants in Group B, but France is already well ahead having won all five of their matches without even conceding a single goal. Netherlands are second in the standings with 9 points, and they are only ahead of Greece (also with 9 points) due to their 3:0 win in the direct match. Due to the current 6-point gap between the two sides, a really important fact about this Netherlands v France prediction is that Allez Le Blues will qualify for the Euros with a win in Amsterdam.
The Netherlands Are On The Ropes
The Dutch lost the first game against France in this Group B, and it was a heavy defeat. The match played on March 24 in Paris ended in a 4:0 win for France as Griezman scored early in the second minute and Mbappe added a brace. It was a complete domination by the French, although the Netherlands did have three decent chances and Memphis Depay missed a penalty in the 94th minute.
The Dutch will certainly look to put on a much better display in front of their own fans, and they definitely can’t afford to lose this game. Head coach Ronald Koeman is expected to field his favored 4-3-3 formation with Depay in the center of the attack. Xavi Simons should start on the left wing while Berghuis would attack from the right. The other options for Koeman is to use Gakpo on the left flang, nd Weghorst as the center forward. Perhaps Weghorst is more suitable to play the French, so he might get the starting spot.
In midfield, they have G. Wijnaldum, Martin de Roon and surprisingly at least for me – Kenneth Taylor. Actually, the presence of Taylor is not such a huge surprise given that Frenkie de Jong is currently injured, so Taylor has stepped in his place. In defense, they have Van Dijk and Denzel Dumfries as the right back, and he is one of the best in the world in this position.
In light of this Netherlands v France prediction, it has to be noted that the Dutch are more than capable of hurting their visitors, and have plenty of quality all across the pitch.
France With Another Dominant Generation
France has an abundance of football quality these days. They have such a dominant generation right now. Obviously, they won the World Cup in 2018, and they made it all the way to the Final in the last one in Qatar 2022, but it does not look like they are going to fade away any time soon. They just keep coming up with talented young players, one after the other. The latest big name on the list seems to be Kolo Muani, who had his transfer wish granted and made a $75 million dollar move from Eintracht to PSG last month. There, he is paired with none other than Kilyian Mbappe, and they will look to continue their partnership in the French national side.
All across the pitch, France has excellent players, and I just can’t think of any weak links in their lineup. In fact, their substitute are just as good as the starters and could win a Euro all by themselves. At goal, they have Milan’s goalie Mike Maignan. Theo Hernandez is one of the best left backs in the world. His brother Luka could be deployed as the center back paired with Konate from Liverpool or Upamecano from Bayern Munich. Kounde from Barcelona should start as the right back. In midfield, Deschamps likes to play Rabiot from Juventus, Tchouameni from Real Madrid, Griezmann as a left midfielder, Dembele on the right, and two center forwards up front – Mbappe and Kolo Muani or Giroud.
Some of the more notable players on the bench that could as well start in this Netherlands v France prediction are Kingsley Coman, Pavard, Camavinga, Marcus Thuram, Fofana, Disasi, and Saliba.
Netherlands v France Prediction
*Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 ✅
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