Netherlands vs Scotland prediction 22.03.2024

Netherlands

Netherlands

4 : 0

Scotland

Scotland

1

1.47

X

4.33

2

7.2

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  • Date: 22.03.2024
  • Competition: Friendly
  • KO: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam)

The Johan Cruijff Arena is the venue for an intriguing international friendly contest as Netherlands takes on Scotland. 

Netherlands vs Scotland Betting Tips: BTTS / Over 2.5

An entertaining matchup is expected on Friday as both nations look to ramp up their Euro 2024 preparations. 

While Scotland arrives in Amsterdam with no wins in their last five matches, Steve Clarke´s side have improved considerably in the past two years. Emerging from their qualification group with 17 points from eight games played, the Scots were the talk of Europe with their impressive wins against Spain and Norway last summer. 

Rising up the FIFA rankings, there is now genuine optimism that Scotland could be poised to finally achieve their dream of qualifying from the first group phase of a major competition. The Scots have fallen at the first hurdle in ten previous appearances at the World Cup and European Championships.

Netherlands come into this fixture with some renewed confidence after picking up wins in five of their last six matches. Ronald Koeman´s side had lost three of four previous matches before recent wins against Ireland (twice), Greece (twice) and Gibraltar. 

Goals can usually be expected when the Scots hit the road. Clarke´s side have seen over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten away matches. Four of Scotland´s five most recent matches also saw BTTS, and I like the chances of similar outcomes on Friday.

Previous matches between these nations have been largely dominated by the Dutch. Scotland lost 6:0 and 3:0 in their last two visits to Amsterdam in 2003 and 2009, although they did claim a 2:2 draw in their most recent encounter in a friendly in Portugal three years ago. 

Ultimately, I expect both nations to put in strong performances, so a BTTS pick looks to offer the most value on Friday. I also expect over 2.5 goals scored with Scotland more than capable of giving their hosts a tough night at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Netherlands vs Scotland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Netherlands

    2 : 2

    Scotland

    Friendly International

  2. Scotland

    0 : 1

    Netherlands

    Friendly International

  3. Scotland

    0 : 1

    Netherlands

    WC Qualification Europe

  4. Scotland

    0 : 1

    Netherlands

    Euro Qualification

  5. Netherlands

    3 : 0

    Scotland

    WC Qualification Europe

Netherlands

Netherlands team news

Head coach Koeman selected a 25-man squad for Netherlands upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Germany. Calvin Stengs, Steven Bergwijn and Frenkie de Jong are among those missing from the Dutch selection. 

Feyenoord midfielder Quinten Timber is the only uncapped player included in Koeman´s squad.

Last matches of Netherlands

  1. Gibraltar

    0 : 6

    Netherlands

    Euro Qualification

  2. Netherlands

    1 : 0

    Republic of Ireland

    Euro Qualification

  3. Greece

    0 : 1

    Netherlands

    Euro Qualification

  4. Netherlands

    1 : 2

    France

    Euro Qualification

  5. Republic of Ireland

    1 : 2

    Netherlands

    Euro Qualification

Netherlands lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Justin Bijlow

Defenders

  • 22

    Denzel Dumfries

  • 4

    Virgil van Dijk

  • 3

    Matthijs de Ligt

  • 5

    Nathan Ake

Midfielders

  • 15

    Marten de Roon

  • 11

    Xavi Simons

  • 16

    Joey Veerman

Forwards

  • 11

    Memphis Depay

  • 9

    Cody Gakpo

  • 18

    Donyell Malen

Scotland

Scotland team news

Head coach Clarke has a strong squad to choose from for Friday´s friendly in Amsterdam. Captain Andy Robertson is available following his recent injury layoff. 

On-form squad members Lewis Ferguson and Lawrence Shankland are among those expected to feature in the Scottish selection. 

Aaron Hickey, Callum McGregor and Ryan Jack are the notable absentees from the squad.

Last matches of Scotland

  1. Scotland

    3 : 3

    Norway

    Euro Qualification

  2. Georgia

    2 : 2

    Scotland

    Euro Qualification

  3. France

    4 : 1

    Scotland

    Friendly International

  4. Spain

    2 : 0

    Scotland

    Euro Qualification

  5. Scotland

    1 : 3

    England

    Friendly International

Scotland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Angus Gunn

Defenders

  • 2

    Nathan Patterson

  • 6

    Kieran Tierney

  • 15

    Ryan Porteous

  • 13

    Jack Hendry

  • 3

    Andrew Robertson

Midfielders

  • 7

    John McGinn

  • 4

    Scott McTominay

  • 8

    Callum McGregor

  • 16

    Lewis Ferguson

Forwards

  • 9

    Lyndon Dykes

Key Facts Netherlands vs Scotland

  1. Netherlands have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches
  2. Netherlands have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 5 home matches
  3. Scotland have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 away matches
  4. Scotland have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches
  5. Scotland claimed a 2:2 draw in their last match against Netherlands in 2021

Main prediction Netherlands - Scotland

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.95

Double Chance (X2)

Best odds:2.71

Draw

Best odds:4.33

Netherlands vs Scotland - FAQ

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Netherlands Player to Watch

Memphis Depay - The Atletico forward has scored 44 goals in 88 international appearances. 

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Scotland Player to Watch

John McGinn - The Aston Villa midfielder has scored 18 goals in 62 international appearances.

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