Netherlands vs England preview, betting tips and prediction: Can the Three Lions spoil Koeman's party?

England manager Gareth Southgate - Football Betting on
Share this on

Recommended Bet

Score Draw @ 16/5 with Betfair

Preparations for the World Cup in Russia this summer take a huge step forward this week, with all of the big hitters taking opportunities to gel together with international friendlies. Gareth Southgate takes his squad to face an out of sorts Netherlands side who will not be performing on the big stage this summer. One of the great footballing nations, Holland have really struggled since reaching the semi finals of the last World Cup in Brazil four years ago, failing to qualify for either of the last two tournaments. Former Everton boss Ronald Koeman has just taken over, and with some real quality in their squad, they will be a tough test for the Three Lions on Friday evening.

Southgate, though, has taken a few risks with his selection. Burnley pair Nick Pope and James Tarkowski have shone in the Premier League this season and have been rewarded with maiden call ups, as has Swansea defender Alfie Mawson. Koeman will be wanting to see a strong showing from his side, as he gears up for the UEFA Nations League, which replaces qualification for Euro 2020. Not much is expected of the Three Lions this summer, but they must perform in this one to grow confidence within the squad and the nation as a whole heading to Russia.


Koeman has not yet taken charge of a game as coach of De Oranje, so it is tough to critique his side. Under former boss Dick Advocaat, they had won their last four in both friendlies an qualifiers, since a 4-0 humbling by France in August last year. They finished third in their group, missing out on the playoffs.


England, as usual, were strong in qualification and eased to the top of their group. Back to back 0-0 draws against Brazil and Germany in November extended their unbeaten run to six games, but ended a run of three wins in a row.

Team News

Wesley Sneijder may have retired from international football, with no place for veteran striker Robin van Persie, but Ajax striker Justin Kluivert, son of Patrick, could make his debut.

England will be without Harry Kane, who misses out with an ankle problem, but Mawson, Tarkowski and Pope could make debuts.

Latest Betting Offers

New Offers 22
Enhanced odds Expires in 161 days 23 hours Wink Slots Logo - Grab 30 free spins with no deposit with Wink Slots Grab this offer now from Wink Sports!
Enhanced odds mFortune Casino logo Get up to £10 as a FREE BONUS with mFortune! Take this offer!
Enhanced odds 32RED Casino Grab £10 no deposit when you play on the 32Red Casino Take this offer now!
Enhanced odds Take £20 with no deposit when you play 888 Poker! Grab this offer now!!
Enhanced odds Paddy Power Free Bet Win £1million By Answering 20 questions with Paddy Power Grab this amazing offer with Paddy Power now!!
Enhanced odds Paddy Power Free Bet Bet £10 On Five Sporting Bets And Get Another £10 Free With Pad... Take this offer now!
Offer BGO casino BGO Casino 10 Free Spins And 100 Free Spins on First Deposit! Enjoy this amazing offer when you register at BGO today!
Offer Boylesports Horse Racing Betting Special | Get your money back as... Boylesports full free bet refund on horse racing
Offer Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Free Bet Paddy Power Horse Racing: Daily Money Back Special! Get refunded if your horse finishes 2nd with Paddy Power.
Offer William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Money Back Special on Horse Racing Betting Get your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd.
Offer William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Horse Racing | High 5 National Hunt Betting Offer Back a horse on National Hunt and earn a free bet at William Hill.
Offer Claim Betfred Betting Offer Betfred Horse Racing Betting Offers | Scoop6 & Placepot Win big with Betfred on Saturday horse races.
Betway Sports Betting Offer Betway Footbal Betting Offer | Football ACCA Boost Increase your winnings on football accumulators.
Offer Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Free Bet Paddy Power Horse Racing: 2018 Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No ... Get your money back if your horse doesn't run with Paddy Power.
Offer Taco Brothers Slot Free Spins Special Leo Vegas Casino Leo Vegas Free Bet Secrets Of Christmas slot - 20 free spins! Win up to 35,000 on this new Christmas slot game at LeoVegas
Offer 888casino best offer 888 Casino logo 888casino Daily Bonuses and Cash Back Specials Here are the daily specials for each day of the week at 888casino!
Offer Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Free Bet Coral Football: Super Acca Insurance One team let you down? Don't worry. Coral have you covered with their ...
Offer Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Free Bet Coral Horse Racing: Faller Insurance Coral bookmakers covers you if your horse falls and refunds your stake...
Offer Betfair Sports Betting Offer Betfair Free Bets Betfair Horse Racing: Back a 3/1+ Winner, Get A Free Bet! Betfair offers a free bet on any Channel 4 horse race. Here are the fu...
Offer Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Free Bet Ladbrokes Money Back 5 Team Acca Insurance! A Fivefold wager on selected football leagues can insure you your mone...
Enhanced odds Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Free Bet First Goalscorer - Double The Odds! If your first goalscorer hits in the first 25 minutes, your price just...
Offer Winner Casino Offer Winner Casino Super Saver Monday at Winner Casino! Claim Three Deposit Bonuses every Monday with Winner.
Place your bet