Netherlands vs Czech Republic Live Streaming Details: Time, lineups, TV, odds, prediction for Euro 2021 Round of 16 match
After three group matches, the Netherlands has a perfect record at Euro 2021. But what about the Oranje? Are you good enough to win it all? The knockouts will be eye-opening.
On their way to the Euro Round of 16, the Dutch defeated North Macedonia, Austria, and Ukraine, but those aren't exactly elite teams. And every group match was held in Amsterdam. In fact, sportsbooks do not even place Frank de Boer's team among the top five most likely to win Euro 2021.
A convincing win at the Puskas Arena in Budapest against a Czech Republic team that played England close (1-0 loss) and tied Croatia (1-1) could persuade a few more skeptics that the Netherlands men's team is back after failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Czechs are playing with house money after being eliminated from the group stage. Their formula includes a compact, organized tactical structure that allows their star forward to make game-changing plays. With three goals, Patrik Schick has taken on the role of difference-maker in this tournament, emerging as one of the star names.
With dark horse Denmark awaiting them in the quarterfinals, the winner of this match will believe a semifinal run is more than possible.
How to Watch the Netherlands vs. Czech Republic Match
Date: June 27 Time: 12 p.m. ET
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Will Memphis Depay be able to carry the Dutch?
Depay, 27, was a rising star in world soccer when he moved from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United in 2015 for a fee that reportedly topped $38 million. However, he underwhelmed during his time in England and moved to French club Lyon in 2017, where his star shone brightly once more. Now, he's set to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona this summer, and he's also back to being a key member of his country's squad.
Depay has two goals and two assists in Euro 2021, and he is the focal point of the Dutch offense. His runs have been as incisive as they have been unpredictable, and his 1-v-1 ability has wreaked havoc on the opposition's defense. If he's on his game and getting touches, Oranje supporters will be optimistic about their chances. However, you can bet that the Czechs will have a special game plan for him.
Odds & Prediction for the Netherlands vs. the Czech Republic
There is a history between these two teams, and the Czechs were a major reason the Dutch did not qualify for Euro 2016. The Czech Republic will undoubtedly be confident that it can achieve another result on neutral territory in Budapest, based on recent precedents.
The Czechs are a hardworking, conservative team that will sit deep and concede very few defensive goals. Expect them to impose a physical style on the slick-passing Dutch and try to disrupt their preferred rhythm. The underdogs will benefit from a choppy game.
The Czech Republic will ensure that this game is tight and that the outcome will be determined by one or two key moments that tip the balance. But if the Dutch score first, things could get ugly. It might be worth watching how the first 10-15 minutes unfold before checking to see if the “Under 2.5 total goals” bet is still available at appealing odds.
Prediction: Netherlands 1 – Czech Republic 0.