With six wins each and nine draws, it’s all-square in the H2H count as the Netherlands and England face-off in this UEFA Nations League (UNL) semi-final, in what is the first-ever meeting of these two countries in a knock-out match.
A 3-2 loss to Germany in March ended a five-game unbeaten run for the Netherlands (W3, D2), which saw them register a clean sheet and lead at half-time in all three victories during that period. Both draws during that streak involved both teams scoring, as has been the case with their last eight stalemates – seven finished 1-1.
Having conceded the opener in six of their last seven defeats, the Dutch will understandably be keen to get the first match goal. However, that won’t guarantee a positive result – England have come back to win the last two games where they conceded the opener.
The ‘Three Lions’ enter this clash on a five-game winning run (in all competitions) where they scored an average of 3.6 goals per match and were leading at half-time in four. With both teams scoring in four of the last five H2Hs, and the same being the case in three of England’s previous four UNL fixtures, goalmouth action looks likely.
Players to watch: With five goals across the Netherlands’ last five competitive fixtures – four coming in the second half – Memphis Depay could threaten.
Raheem Sterling has netted four goals in his last two international appearances – England have won every game he’s scored in (W5).
Stat attack: There’s been an average of 3.6 match goals per fixture across the Netherlands’ last five competitive games.
There’s been a goal scored after the 75th minute in England’s last four competitive fixtures.
There’s been at least one goal scored in the 15 minutes immediately following half-time in each of the last four H2Hs.

Head-to-head matches: NETHERLANDS – ENGLAND
23.03.18 FI Netherlands 0-1 England
29.03.16 FI England 1-2 Netherlands
29.02.12 FI England 2-3 Netherlands
12.08.09 FI Netherlands 2-2 England
15.11.06 FI Netherlands 1-1 England

NETHERLANDS VS ENGLAND Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,37
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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