UEFA Euro 2020

Netherlands vs Czech Republic: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

By Harry Symeou
Netherlands have impressed at Euro 2020 so far
Netherlands have impressed at Euro 2020 so far / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/Getty Images
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The Netherlands were one of just three teams in the competition to take maximum points from the group stages and their reward for cruising through to the next round is a clash with the Czech Republic on Sunday.

The Dutch have scored freely so far but in this weekend's opponents they'll face a stubborn side with the ability to cause problems of their own in the attacking third. Going into the tournament, the level of expectation around Frank de Boer's side was unusually low.

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The two sides will meet at the Puskas Arena in Budapest / LASZLO BALOGH/Getty Images

The Czechs finished third in Group D behind England and Croatia, with Patrik Schick impressing up front with three goals.

Here's 90min's preview of Netherlands vs Czech Republic.


How to watch Netherlands vs Czech Republic on TV and live stream in the UK/US?

When is kick off? Sunday 27 June, 17:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Puskas Arena, Budapest
What TV channel is it on? BBC One/BBC iPlayer (UK), fuboTV (US)
Who's the referee? TBC
Who's the VAR? TBC

*You can find out how to watch every Euro 2020 game here.


Netherlands team news

Wout Weghorst
Weghorst could return to the starting lineup / BSR Agency/Getty Images

Manager De Boer has no fitness concerns heading into the Netherlands' round of 16 tie with the Czech Republic. Marten de Roon was left out against North Macedonia and replaced by Ryan Gravenberch, but the experienced Atalanta man is expected to return to the starting XI.

Wout Weghorst is also in contention to return to the side after he was replaced by Donyell Malen for the final group game.


Czech Republic team news

Jan Boril
Boril is suspended for the clash with the Netherlands / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Jaroslav Silhavy's men will be without Jan Boril who is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the group stage, meaning Ales Mateju could come into the starting XI.

Patrick Schick will lead the line despite struggling with a facial injury he picked up in the game against Croatia at Hampden Park.


Netherlands vs Czech Republic predicted lineups

Netherlands: Stekelenburg; De Vrij, De Ligt, Blind; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Van Aanholt, Wijnaldum; Weghorst, Depay.

Czech Republic: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Mateju; Holes, Soucek; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick.


Our 21 - One to Watch

While the Netherlands' opening clash with Ukraine was good end to end fun, the amount of chances has diminished since Matthijs de Ligt's return to the side. The Juventus star has helped the Oranje keep two clean sheets and his clash with Schick should be fascinating.


Netherlands vs Czech Republic head to head record

These two nations have met on 11 previous occasions, with the first encounter taking place in November 1994 and the last in October 2015. Czech Republic have had the better of this fixture, winning five, drawing three and losing just three times.


Netherlands vs Czech Republic prediction

Memphis Depay
Depay has led the Dutch attack excellently and will be hoping to fire his country through to the last eight / Piroshka van de Wouw - Pool/Getty Images

The Dutch have played free-flowing attacking football so far, whereas their opponents have shown themselves to be a little more pragmatic in their approach. You can expect De Boer's side to have most of the ball and they're bound to create chances.

They'll have to be aware of the Czech Republic's threat on the counter-attack, in particular that posed by the clinical Schick. Netherlands should have too much for their opponents but they'll need to be wary of a dangerous opponent.

Prediction: Netherlands 2-0 Czech Republic

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