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Memphis Depay to Shine: Netherlands vs Poland Euro 2024 Betting Picks

The Euro 2024 kicks off with a bang as the Netherlands, boasting an in-form attack, take on a Poland side missing their talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski. With the Dutch firing on all cylinders, can they exploit this Polish weakness and secure a dominant opening victory?

What are the latest Euro 2024 odds? Click here to find out.

Memphis Depay to Shine: Netherlands vs Poland Euro 2024 Betting Picks
Poland's forward #09 Robert Lewandowsk | Wojtek Radwanski / AFP

 

Poland vs Netherlands Game Information

  • Game: Poland (0-0-0) vs Netherlands (0-0-0)
  • Location: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany
  • Day/Time: Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. ET
  • Poland vs Netherlands Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

Having got past the group stage at the European Championships just once in four previous attempts, the omens don’t look good for Poland, who are in a formidable-looking Group D for the 2024 tournament alongside Austria, France, and upcoming opponents the Netherlands.

The Netherlands have become averse to drawing games in recent years, having either won or lost their last 17 matches, including the 14 encounters that Ronald Koeman has overseen since taking over for his second spell in charge in January last year.

Poland’s talismanic striker and captain Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out of the first group game with a muscle injury, so Michal Probierz is set to choose between Krzysztof Piatek and Adam Buksa to replace him.

Koeman called up uncapped striker Joshua Zirkzee and Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen to the Netherlands squad after midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Teun Koopmeiners were both ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

Poland vs Netherlands Odds and Spreads

Poland
Netherlands
+1 -115
Handicap
+550
-1 -115
Moneyline
-185
O 2½ -111
Total
U 2½ -119

 

  • Five of their six clashes have ended in Dutch victories, including a 2-0 Warsaw triumph two years ago in the Nations League.
  • Ronald Koeman’s men have played four friendlies and three of those games ended in 4-0 wins.
  • Poland only scraped through to the finals with a shoot-out win over Wales.
  • The Dutch have kept five clean sheets in their last six fixtures.
  • Memphis Depay has scored 45 goals in 92 caps for the Netherlands and found the back of the net during the 4-0 win over Iceland.
  • The Netherlands ranks as the sixth favorite to lift the Henri Delaunay Trophy, having only previously done so in 1988.

 

Bet on Netherlands to Crush Lewandowski-Less Poland

This could be quite a cagey affair between two sides in need of an opening-round win and momentum looks set to be built from the outset.

Poland will be missing Lewandowski, a player who tends to deliver on big occasions and he will be a huge miss for the Poles. The Netherlands should have the squad to cash in here and they will be looking to set the pace in Group D with a win.

The Netherlands will come into the match on a high after two separate 4-0 wins in exhibitions, and they should be able to find the back of the net multiple times past the insecure Polish defense. I will include them in my soccer picks and parlays to cover the -1 spread at -115.

I expect the Netherlands to be aggressive knowing the Polish counter-attack won’t be at their best. If the Dutch score early, they could see more come and win easily.

Memphis Depay Best Bet to Score

In attack, Cody Gakpo and Memphis Depay look dangerous and the Dutch appear to have the creativity and firepower to outclass Poland.

Memphis Depay was involved in a goal in both of the Netherlands’ 4-0 thrashings of Canada and Iceland earlier this month and he is now five goals away from equaling the tally of the country’s all-time top men’s scorer, Robin van Persie

Bet on Depay to find the back of the net at +179 betting odds.

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Question of the Day

Who could score for Poland against the Netherlands?


With Robert Lewandowski out of this contest, Nicola Zalewski, who got the winner against Turkey, might be Poland’s inspiration as he aims to build on the three assists that he registered in the 5-1 thumping of Estonia in March.

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