There are those who expect the Netherlands, with such a talented young squad at their disposal, to be a considerable force at Euro 2021 and the North Macedonia vs Netherlands betting odds, favouring them at 1.23, suggest they should win the match on 21st June.
What can we expect from the Macedonians? We’re surprised that they have qualified for the European Championships for the first time in their history, and their record in qualifying wasn’t all that strong.
And yet this is a team that beat Germany in a World Cup qualifier in March, and also stuck five past Liechtenstein a couple of days prior to that. Maybe they should not be underestimated…
The Dutch, meanwhile, qualified in good fashion, but don’t forget they lost to Turkey in the World Cup qualifiers in March and so they are far from invincible.
So can Macedonia achieve the unthinkable and defeat the Netherlands in Amsterdam on June 21? In this Macedonia vs Netherlands preview, we will weigh up the pros and cons of the underdogs.
At 13.00, there is a sense amongst the betting community that the Netherlands are a worthwhile wager in the Euro 2021 betting odds.
If that is to be the case, then the Dutch will certainly need to claim points from this encounter with the Group C minnows, and the bookies believe that is likely in their Netherlands vs Macedonia betting odds – they make the Dutch their 1.23 favourites.
On the flipside, bettors of an optimistic persuasion can back the Macedonians to win at 17, while the draw is available at 6.7.
When you look at this Holland squad, they look like they might be a force to be reckoned with in years to come – Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek, Frenkie de Jong and Steven Bergwijn are all aged 24 and under.
There is experience too in the shape of Gini Wijnaldum and Daley Blind, who are integral figures in this team, and so while there is some balance you might say that Euro 2021 has come too soon for the Netherlands as far as winning the tournament are concerned.
Of course, they can be expected to beat Macedonia more often than not, even in the likely absence of Virgil van Dijk, who leaves an almighty gap to fill in the centre of defence.
We don’t want to put pressure on Virgil (...) We now let him work on his recovery calmly. It is now going well. We don’t know whether that is enough. - Frank De Boer, Yahoo! Sport
And writing off this Macedonia side would be foolhardy given how courageous they were in defeating Germany. They attacked hard, had more shots on target than the Germans and won more corners, so this was no complete fluke.
While they came up short in qualifying against the likes of Poland and Austria, they did still beat Slovenia and Israel plus Georgia and Kosovo in the play-offs – they are plenty capable.
You might be reading this Macedonia vs Netherlands betting picks article and be thinking ‘who plays for Macedonia that I might know?’ Well, the answer is that this is a squad not blessed with household names.
You may know about the veteran Goran Pandev, who netted against the Germans and who seems to be going on forever, while Elif Elmas and Ilija Nestorovski are highly rated by Napoli and Udinese respectively. English Premier League watchers may also know Ezgjan Alioski from his time at Leeds United.
But, on the whole, this is a Macedonia team that is able to perform at a level greater than the sum of their parts….as Germany found out to their cost.
There is plenty to admire about the Netherlands, of course, who possess an array of exciting young talents. If they turn up and play they should win – our Macedonia vs Netherlands predictions cannot overlook that fact.
3. Netherlands vs North Macedonia Betting Tips
This is a surprisingly difficult game to call, and our Macedonia vs Netherlands betting tips reflect the fact that the Dutch should win, but they might not have things all their own way.
If the Macedonians play the enterprising style they deployed against Germany they will be a real nuisance to their higher ranked opponents, and so our main selection in our Netherlands vs Macedonia betting tips is to take Macedonia with a +2 goal handicap – or +1.50 Asian handicap if your bookmaker accepts those wagers.
While fancied by some, we would recommend not backing the Dutch in the Euro 2020 betting tips. They’re not quite ready….yet.
4. Macedonia vs Netherlands Live Stream
Euro 2021 is going to be well televised, and so you should find a Macedonia vs Netherlands live stream available in your area.
There could also be an alternative option for Macedonia vs Netherlands live streaming too. The leading sportsbooks, such as bet365 and Unibet, offer hour after hour of live football streaming each week, so perhaps this will be a possibility for Euro 2021 too.
So, there are no shortage of options as to where to watch North Macedonia vs Netherlands.