Netherlands will meet Czech Republic in the round of 16 of UEFA Euro 2021 after a staggering first-spot finish in Group C.
After getting away with a minor goal difference, Czech Republic might not be the favourites for this fixture, but all eyes will be set on this fixture in Puskás Aréna.
Netherlands 2-1 Czech Republic
Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic
The Oranje team enjoyed three straight wins in their respective group after a heroic display of football.
Memphis Depay, Wijnaldum, and Denzel Dumfries were the key men for the Netherlands that played a hefty role in their qualification.
The Netherlands are the favourites to win this fixture, and experts predict a rounded victory for the Holland team. However, what remains to be seen is how the Czech Republic will react to this tie.
After an impressive win against Scotland in the first game of the group stages, the Czech Republic only got one point out of a possible six in the next two fixtures.
Once again, they are not the best team on paper, but they have some star players in their squad, i.e., West Ham duo Vladimir Coufal and Tomáš Souček, Bayer Leverkusen’s forward Patrik Schick, and Sampdoria’s Jakub Jankto.
The question is, how will the Czech team react to this vigorous situation? We can only wait to see and find out.
The two teams will face each other with the following (possible) lineups:
Netherlands: Stekelenburg; De Vrij, Blind, De Ligt; Dumfries, De Jong, De Roon, Van Aanholt; Wijnaldum; Depay, Weghorst
Czech Republic: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Mateju; Holes, Soucek; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
We predict a convincing victory for the Netherlands side. The odds are stacked against the Czech Republic, and on their day, the Oranje team can beat its opposition with ease.
Our prediction: Netherlands 2-1 Czech Republic
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