Group C of EURO 2020/2021 promises to be very interesting for all fans who are going to watch this tournament. There you will find the Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, and North Macedonia. Indeed, the Nederlands looks like the clear favourite here, but honestly, we definitely believe that the other 3 teams shouldn't be underestimated. In addition, the games between these 4 teams will create a lot of betting opportunities as all bookmakers will have them in their odds selection - both pre-game and in-play.
Best Bookmakers to bet on: Netherlands Ukraine
The first game of Group C gives us one of the favourites – namely the Netherlands, against Ukraine, a team who performed surprisingly well in the qualifications. The legendary stadium, Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, is where the battle will take a place, which additionally increases the hopes of the home team. However, Ukraine shouldn't be without chance here considering their recent performances. The betting odds are in favour of the Netherlands but the underdogs of Ukraine are priced at odds of 6.50, which according to us looks very inviting, and if it keeps on rising we would have to start considering it. Also the Double Chance sign ''Ukraine or Draw" comes with extremely high odds and chances for good payouts for those who believe in Ukraine.
Netherlands - Overview & Facts
The Netherlands showed a very high performance during the qualifications for EURO 2020 with a scoreline of 6-1-1, only losing once against Germany. Although ''The Flying Dutchmen'' finished as second, the football experts point them as one of the teams that possess the needed abilities to win EURO 2020/2021.
The big advantage for the team will be that all group games will be played at home, which can be considered as an additional incentive for the powerful team. The football legend Ronald Koeman built the team, and he has succeeded to create a core of experienced players and youngsters with excellent skill. Now, after his switch to Barcelona, he was replaced by Frank de Boer, who is motivated to continue Koeman's strategy.
Netherlands to win the match Bet Netherlands to win Euro 2020
Talented young players such as Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt along with the proven players such as Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Virgil van Dijk, are capable of making the Netherlands the winner of the group. Probably, the big question for de Boer is whether Van Dijk will be fully ready for the upcoming EURO 2020/2021, but definitely, he will be in the squad for the tournament.
The bookmakers are pretty cautious, and they value the Netherlands with odds between 10.00 and 12.00 to win EURO 2020/2021, which is lower than the odds for teams such as Spain, Germany, and Italy.
UPDATE: The Netherlands have like all other teams been involved in the World Cup qualifiers, and have played a couple of friendlies ahead of EURO 2020/2021:
- Turkey 4-2 Netherlands (WC qualifier)
- Netherlands 2-0 Latvia (WC qualifier)
- Gibraltar 0-7 Netherlands (WC qualifier)
- Netherlands 2-2 Scotland
- Netherlands 3-0 Georgia
As much as we think there's potential in the Dutch team to go far, their results in 2021 have been shaky at best. The 4-2 loss away against Turkey is worrisome, and so is their 2-2 draw to Scotland in the preparing friendly. While the Dutch offense is shaping up well and delivering, there are certainly defensive aspects to work on. With a certain Fran de Boer on the bench that is rather surprising, and he has his job cut out for him if the Netherlands are to succeed at EURO 2020/2021.
Having in mind the above, we advise you to use the early odds for the Netherlands, as they will probably be reduced with the tournament approaching.
Ukraine - Overview & Facts
To be honest, no one expects Ukraine to perform miracles at EURO 2020/2021, but as we mentioned a few times, none of the tournament participants should be underestimated. The team qualified for the tournament thanks to their extraordinary performance during the qualifications. The squad won six games, drew twice, and didn't lose a game. Mighty impressive for a country such as Ukraine. The nation's strongest quality is their defence, and the team only conceded four goals at the qualifications.
Ukraine to win the match Bet Ukraine to win Euro 2020
Something interesting that we would like to mention is the fact that Ukraine scored a big number of its goals through corners, so keep an eye on the corners markets, as the Ukrainians are aiming for this time and time again. Another option that is also attractive is the Over 2.5 goals market. The Ukrainians had 5 ''Over'' and 3 ''Under'' in their qualification group.
UPDATE: We know quite well how Ukraine got themselves a ticket to EURO 2020/2021, but how have they played ahead of the tournament? Let's have a look:
- France 1-1 Ukraine
- Ukraine 1-1 Finland
- Ukraine 1-1 Kazakhstan
- Ukraine 1-1 Bahrain
- Ukraine 1-0 Northern Ireland
- Ukraine 4-0 Cyprus
We mentioned that Ukraine might end up in matches with some goals, but we have to take a step back and reconsider that after seeing their play in 2021. The Ukranians have drawn 1-1 in four games, and while that's good when you play France, it's the opposite when Kazakhstan and Bahrain stand on the other side of the pitch.
The positive is that Ukraine has shown a very, very solid defence that is well equipped to tackle the best at EURO 2020/2021. The drawback is the issue with scoring, even against weaker opponents. If the latest results are to suggest us anything, it is that the Netherlands might be more likely than earlier to win, but so is it for us to see a low scoring match.