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Netherlands vs France Tips - France backed to squeeze past the Netherlands without Mbappe

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Last updated: 18 Jun 2024
Ben Darvill 18 Jun 2024
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  • Netherlands vs France predictions for Saturday's Euro 2024 Group D match
  • The Netherlands have lost their last two meetings with the French
  • France have not conceded a goal in their last three matches
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N'Golo Kante of France (Getty Images)
N'Golo Kante of France (Getty Images)

Netherlands vs France Tips


The Netherlands got off to a winning start at Euro 2024 as they battled back from a goal down to beat Poland 2-1. 
  • Netherlands vs France Tips
  • Head To Head
  • Netherlands Form 
  • France Form 

France were not at their best against Austria are they laboured to a 1-0 win over their stubborn opponents. 

  • The Netherlands have lost their last two meetings with the French 
  • France have not conceded a goal in their last three matches 

Head To Head


In their last 10 meetings, France have secured seven wins, the Netherlands have won twice and there has been one draw. 

Netherlands Form 


The Netherlands dominated Poland statistically on match day one, but they really struggled to break their opponent down. 

Securing the victory was all that mattered for the side, but their lack of an out-and-out striker that can score goals consistently could come back to haunt them. Wout Weghorst was the hero as he scored in the winner in the 83rd minute, but can the Netherlands pin their hopes of goals on the forward?

Against France, the Netherlands will have their work cut out. Even without Kylian Mbappe in the side, France provide threats across the pitch, and I am backing the Dutch to slip to their first defeat against an opponent they have struggled against in recent meetings. 

France Form 


France were held to a tight 1-0 win over Austria in their first match as they struggled to put their opponents away. 

While Austria were full of energy and running, France should have comfortably beaten their opponents as they looked to put a marker down for the tournament. As it was, the French missed a number of chances, with Kylian Mbappe guilty of missing the goal completely in a one-on-one chance. 

With Mbappe potentially missing in this one following a facial injury, France may turn to Olivier Giroud to lead the line. Giroud provides a very different presence up-front, but he will likely thrive on service into the box from the pace France have on the flanks. 

Verdict

I am backing the French to secure their second successive win as they keep a clean sheet against a Netherlands side that does not look like it has the firepower up-front to trouble their opponents. 

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