North Macedonia vs The Netherlands – Euro 2020 Betting Tips

North Macedonia is hosting the Netherlands national football team in the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the 21st of June 2021 at 21:30 IST. North Macedonia even with a win in this game could well and truly miss out on qualification while the Netherlands cannot be complacent even if they are already qualified. 

North Macedonia Form and Team News

North Macedonia were decent in the last game against Ukraine but still came short and ended up losing the game thus putting their qualification hope hanging by the thinnest of margins. North Macedonia were completely outplayed by the North Macedonians in their opening game of the tournament. They went on to lose the game three goals to one margin which have put their quest for a playoff spot in bother, they are now required to win both of their last two games to have any chance. North Macedonia finished third in their group in the Euro qualifiers. The team then defeated Kosovo 2-1 before defeating Georgia 1-0. Also, they managed to defeat the mighty Germans in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers recently. North Macedonia is currently ranked at 38th position in the UEFA rankings and would want to improve upon the same. With good players back in their squad, North Macedonia will look for an upset. 

No player is reported injured or suspended. North Macedonia captain Goran Pandev will be leading the side against Ukraine. Gjanni Alioski and Goran Pandev of Leeds United have been named in North Macedonia’s Euro 2020 team. North Macedonia’s most capped player and all-time leading scorer, Pandev, scored the game-winning goal to send the team to its first major tournament in 27 years. Igor Angelovski is expected to name a strong eleven.

Netherlands Form and Team News

The Netherlands were clinical against Austria in the second game and ended with winning the game thus qualifying for the next round. The Netherlands had a two-goal cushion to work on in the first game against Ukraine when the opposition managed to score two in reply, the Netherlands had to work their way to get the win at the end and ending up with a scoreline of three goals to two. They were clinical for most parts of the game but let it slip up a bit which they cannot afford anymore where even a draw could prompt an exit from the tournament. The Netherlands were as dominant as the number one placed team Germany in the Group rounds of the qualification but managed to slip up one extra game in the process which lead them to be second in the group.  After the eight games played, they won as many as six matches while losing just a game. They also drew a game. They scored the second-highest number of goals in the group netting 24 goals in the eight games. They just conceded seven goals in the process. They finished scoring 19 points.  

Frank De Boer has a brilliant set of youngsters at his disposal in the team who can turn out to become part of a world-beating setup in the future. He just has to manage them in the right direction going forward which given the standards he is keeping presently seems to have taken effect on the side. Depay and Dumfries scored the two goals in the last game while Frenkie De Jong and De Ligt were also on the mark. Stekelenburg too had a good game and would hope to continue the same.

Odds by Casumo

The Netherlands are the favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.33 odds while North Macedonia is placed at 10.50. The odds for a draw is 5.10.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The Netherlands have never been beaten by the North Macedonians in any of the games played against each other. They also are carrying a terrific recent record as well, while North Macedonia have faltered against both their oppositions in the recent past. This match could well be a rehearsal for the knockouts for the Netherlands and a win here could give them the much-needed momentum going forward.

Tip 1: Total Goals over 2.5

Seven of their last ten matches that the Netherlands have played across competitions have had the total goals to be over 2.5. While playing away, the Netherlands have had all of their last three games where the total goals have been over 2.5. In the case of North Macedonia, in their last ten matches played, they have had the total goals to be over 2.5 in seven matches of those. Playing at home across competitions, three of their last four matches also had the total goals to be over 2.5. While playing head to head these teams have been part of three of the last four matches where the above was satisfied. While the head to head with North Macedonia as host both of the last two games have also seen the total goals to be over 2.5. So it’s quite likely the match will have over 2.5 goals. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 2.5 is 1.60. 

Tip 2: North Macedonia Total Goals over 0.5 

Nine of North Macedonia’s last ten games have seen them scoring over 0.5 goals in them. This was played across the EURO, Friendlies, World Cup Qualifiers, and the Nations League. While playing at home in the above competitions, all five of the last five matches have seen over 0.5 goals in total scored by the North Macedonians. Two of the last four head to head matches between the Netherlands and North Macedonia have also seen the latter score over 0.5 goals. All of their last two head to head matches against the Netherlands playing with North Macedonia as the host also puts the above statement into full effect. The Netherlands on the other hand have conceded over 0.5 goals in two of the last four games. While playing at home too, they have a similar record to probably signify that North Macedonia could well score over 0.5 goals in the next match. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for that is 1.74.


All record and odds favor the Netherlands but North Macedonia have nothing to lose and will be a tough outfit when they play to their strength. The Dutch too can be leaky at times which is where the North Macedonians need to capitalize and dethrone the Dutch and open their account in terms of wins against the Netherlands which presently at zero. Summarising on a couple of bets from above:

  1. Total goals over 2.5 @ 1.60
  2. North Macedonia Total goals over 0.5 @ 1.74

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