Netherlands v Georgia betting tips: Dutch look to bounce back
Netherlands had to rely on a last-minute free-kick from Memphis Depay to draw 2-2 with Scotland on Wednesday as they wrap up their Euro 2020 preparations with a low-key encounter with Georgia.
The Dutch are 1/5 favourites to defeat the world’s 91st-ranked team who ended an eight-match winless run with a 2-1 win against Romania during the week.
Frank de Boer is likely to give a run-out to those players who did not play against Scotland, so let’s look at the odds in our Netherlands v Georgia betting tips.
De Boer will be concerned that Scotland scored twice against his side which had Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de Ligt in defence, so with Georgia taking heart from their midweek win we make Netherlands 19/10 to win and both teams to score.
Georgia have picked up recently and were just seconds away from holding Spain to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier in March only for substitute Daniel Olmo to break their hearts, three days after they lost 1-0 to Sweden.
— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) June 3, 2021
Although the Oranje lost 4-2 to Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier they bounced back with 2-0 and 7-0 wins against Latvia and Gibraltar.
Latvia are on a similar level to Georgia, so we go 5/6 on a win to nil and 6/4 to win by three goals or more.
De Boer played a very strong team against Scotland and used a 5-3-2 system with Owen Wijndal and Denzel Dumfries operating as wing-backs.
Lyon striker Depay played alongside Wout Weghorst up front and with Frenkie de Jong and Georginio Wignaldum playing either side of Marten de Roon in midfield, that looks like Holland’s probable starting line-up to face Ukraine in their group opener.
Georgia played a 4-5-1 against Romania with Metz striker Georges Mikautadze the lone striker, but defender Solomon Kverkvelia is suspended after he was sent off in the same game.
Depay’s midweek double means the former Manchester United striker is the 14/5 favourite to break the deadlock and 5/6 to score any time, but he may not start on Sunday so it may be wiser to look at either Luuk de Jong (10/3), Donyell Malen (7/2) or Quincy Promes (11/2) to get the opener.
Those three attackers are also 21/20, 6/5 and 15/8 to find the net, while Netherlands’ top scorer in qualifying, Wijnaldum, is 21/10 to strike.
Mikautadze, who scored the opener against Romania, is 12/1 to grab the opener or 4/1 to breach Holland’s defence.
Where: De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
When: 17:00, Sunday 6th June
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication