Euro 2020 Group C betting tips: Dutch out to make amends
Preview and odds for Group C
The European Championship begins on June 11 and we are assessing the prospects of the teams in Group C.
Here we look at the schedule and pick out some potential Euro 2020 Group C betting tips before the tournament gets under way.
Euro 2020 Group C fixtures
June 13: Austria v North Macedonia (Bucharest)
June 13: Netherlands v Ukraine (Amsterdam)
June 17: Ukraine v North Macedonia (Bucharest)
June 17: Netherlands v Austria (Amsterdam)
June 21: Ukraine v Austria (Bucharest)
June 21: North Macedonia v Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Euro 2020 Group C odds
The Netherlands are back at a major finals and will want to prove they are still one of European football’s powerhouses ahead of their Group C campaign.
The Dutch failed to qualify for the last European Championship in 2016 and then missed out on the 2018 World Cup so are hoping to make amends, especially in front of their own fans in Amsterdam.
Ronald Koeman stepped down as head coach in September when he took over as Barcelona boss and was replaced by former Crystal Palace manager Ronald de Boer.
He failed to win any of his first four fixtures – a start which will sound all too familiar for Palace fans – but their form has improved since then, although they were beaten 4-2 by Turkey in a World Cup qualifier in March.
The 1988 champions have plenty of players who have shone at club level but Virgil van Dijk’s failure to recover from injury in time is a blow and Liverpool’s performances for much of this season have shown how hard he is to replace.
North Macedonia are making their debut at a major tournament and could be the whipping boys of the group, having been priced at 2/5 to finish bottom.
Don’t be too hasty to write off the Balkan nation, though, with their 2-1 win in a World Cup qualifier against Germany in March showing what they are capable of.
Ukraine won their qualifying group ahead of Portugal and their June 21 showdown with Austria in the final round of group games could have plenty riding on it.
Austria, managed by Franco Foda (pictured), lost their opening two Euro 2020 qualifiers but bounced back to qualify in second place – five points ahead of North Macedonia.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication