Netherlands vs France Betting: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With the Oranje in confident spirits and going all out for victory, Al Hain-Cole expects the goals to flow against Deschamps' men in Rotterdam

France will be looking to secure their place in the knockout stages of the UEFA Nations League when they travel to Rotterdam to take on the Netherlands on Friday.

Les Bleus are four points clear of their opponents at the top of Group A1, although have played one extra game.

Latest Odds

Having won each of the last four encounters between the sides, they are 13/10 (2.30) favourites with bet365 to wrap up first place by coming out on top here.

However, Ronald Koeman’s side ran out 3-0 winners over Germany in their previous home game in this competition, and are priced at 19/10 (2.90) to get the win they need to keep their own chances of progression alive.

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Just one of the last nine meetings between this pair has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out for the first time since 2004 in this one.

Team News

Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Benjamin Mendy and Alexandre Lacazette have all withdrawn from the squad through injury, with the uncapped Alassane Plea and Ferland Mendy drafted in as replacements.

Javairo Dilrosun’s fine form for Hertha Berlin this season has earned him a call-up to the Netherlands senior squad for the first time.

High-scoring clash

Although heavy underdogs in the group when the draw was made, the Oranje are the only side capable of beating the world champions to top spot after an impressive 3-0 victory over Germany last time out.

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Having run their guests close in a 2-1 victory in Paris in the reverse fixture, they will be confident of going toe to toe with another competitive performance.

Didier Deschamps’ men are certainly not looking impenetrable at the back after conceding in each of their previous three matches, but their star-studded attack is unlikely to be contained by a defence that has kept only one clean sheet in six.

Predictions

With this in mind, odds of 4/5 (1.80) offer solid value on over 2.5 goals being scored for the Netherlands’ fourth game in five, as well as a fifth in six for France.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365

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