France - Netherlands
Euro 2024 Qualifying - Stade de France
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Today's Top Predictions for France vs Netherlands
We're bringing you our Euro 2024 predictions for a fantastic first group game between France and the Netherlands. France made it all the way through to the World Cup final in Qatar and are already one of the favourites to secure the Euro 2024 title in Germany. The Netherlands also lost their last game against Argentina at the World Cup but head into this game knowing that they beat France 2-0 when the pair last locked horns.
France to Win
Our first France vs Netherlands prediction is for a home win. France might have lost their last game against the Netherlands in 2018 but Friday's hosts have won five of their last six encounters with the Dutch and came so close to winning the World Cup last year. France have won four of their last six competitive matches and with the home advantage on Friday, it's hard to see this game ending in anything but a France victory.
Kylian Mbappe to Score
Our second France vs Netherlands prediction delves into the Anytime Goalscorer market. Kylian Mbappe is arguably the best striker in world football right now, and we're backing the PSG forward to score against the Netherlands on Friday. Mbappe scored 8-goals at the World Cup and has netted 9-goals in his last 10 appearances for the national team, which includes a hat trick in the final against Argentina back in December.
France vs Netherlands Odds
Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of France vs Netherlands.
France odds: 9/10 (1.90) – 52.6%
Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
Netherlands odds: 17/5 (4.40) – 22.7%
*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.
As you can see, France head into this match as the big favourite to win but if you want more of our football betting tips then we'd recommend checking out the Over/Under goals market. The bookmakers appear to be expecting a low-scoring game on Friday as the odds on Under 2.5 Goals currently stand at 4/5 (1.80), which has a probability of 55.6%, but if you think there will be at least three goals scored then you can back Over 2.5 Goals at 27/25 (2.08) which has a probability of 48.1%.
With Hugo Lloris retiring from international football after the World Cup, the likes of Maignan, Areola and Samba now have the chance to stake their claim as France's No.1 choice between the sticks. Lucas Hernandez, Raphaël Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Digne, N'Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembélé and Christopher Nkunku have all missed out on selection for one reason or another and 35-year-old forward Karim Benzema has announced his retirement from the national team just 3-caps shy of his century. Khéphren Thuram, Jean-Clair Todibo and Brice Samba will be hoping to make their international debuts this week.
Predicted Lineup – Maignan (GK), Koundé, T. Hernández, Upamecano, Pavard, Rabiot, Tchouaméni, Giroud, Griezmann, Coman & Mbappé
Jasper Cillessen has been recalled to the Dutch squad and looks set to be his country's No.1 once again under Ronald Koeman as their World Cup goalkeeper, Andries Noppert, fails to make the cut. Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi, Frenkie de Jong, Teun Koopmeiners, Ryan Gravenberch, Arnaut Danjuma and Steven Bergwijn are either injured or have not been selected for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Brian Brobbey, Joey Veerman, Mats Wieffer, Sven Botman and Bart Verbruggen have all received call-ups despite being uncapped by their country.
Predicted Lineup – Cillessen (GK), Blind, Aké, van Dijk, Dumfries, Timber, de Roon, Wijnaldum, Depay, Malen & Gakpo
Player to Watch: Aurélien Tchouaméni
Tchouaméni proved a success at the recent World Cup in Qatar, scoring against England on France's progression through to the final where they would eventually bow out to Argentina.
The 23-year-old Real Madrid midfielder has certainly made an impact at club and country in the last year and the former Monaco man is turning into one of the top ball-winning midfielders in European football.
We're expecting big things from Tchouaméni this week and we expect the Frenchman to dominate the Dutch midfield which will be without its star player, Frenkie de Jong.
France vs Netherlands – Your Questions
- Who are the favourite to win? – France are the clear favourite with the bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Netherlands 2-0 France (Nations League).
- What time is kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.
- What are the current rankings of Frances and Netherlands in World Football? According to the latest global football ranking by FIFA, France is in position 3 while the Netherlands is 6th. France has climbed one place to the current position while the Netherlands has climbed 2 places to their current standing.
- Will France vs Netherlands Euro qualifiers be televised in the United Kingdom? Yes, UK viewers can watch France vs Netherlands on Viaplay Sports 1 when France hosts Netherlands on Friday, 24th March 2023.
- Which has been the superior side in previous meetings between France and Netherlands? These teams have had 9 meetings most recently, matches that saw France bag 6 victories while the Netherlands had 3 wins. It means there has never been draw in this matchup.
- What does the H2H of the coaches of both teams look like? France's head coach, Didier Deschamps and Ronald Koeman have met twice, matches in which each coached bagged a win apiece.