Euro 2024 Semi-Final Betting Tips: England vs Netherlands Preview & Odds Guide

Cole PalmerEngland have defied their critics and made it through to the semi-finals of Euro 2024. Despite a subdued set of displays through the groups and the knockouts, the team had the support of the bookmakers, who made them favourites to get to this stage.

It leaves the Three Lions with another tough task in Dortmund on Wednesday night (8pm; TV: Live on ITV). The Netherlands have steadily improved throughout the tournament and an impressive 2-1 win over Turkey hands the Oranje this semi-final encounter.

The teams are just one more win away from the final, but who will be playing France or Spain in Berlin on Sunday night? Read on for this Euro 2024 semi-final match preview with betting tips.

England remain favourites to win in 90 minutes, with a number of bookmakers offering 8/5 on Gareth Southgate’s men. The draw at the end of normal time is available at best industry odds of 21/10, while victory for the Dutch is just behind at 11/5. The separate To Qualify market (ie: to get through this round by any means) shows England at 4/5 with the Netherlands at 6/5.

England continue to need extra time to progress. The only game won in 90 minutes, was their opening group contest against Serbia on June 16. The Netherlands qualified as one of the best third placed teams. Ronald Koeman’s men only won one of their three group matches, but have since overcome Romania and Turkey in normal time during the knockouts.

The tie should be as close as that match result market suggests, so who are the men who can decide its destiny?

There may be a question mark over Harry Kane’s inclusion after the England captain was forced off in extra time against Switzerland. Early reports are positive, and the striker keeps his regular slot at the top of the first goalscorer betting. Kane is available at a general 9/2 to find the net first, while back up centre-forward Ivan Toney can be claimed at best odds of 6/1. The Netherlands’ Cody Gakpo is the joint top scorer at this tournament and he slots in at 15/2.

Other options for England include Cole Palmer at 9/1, Jude Bellingham at 9/1 and Bukayo Saka at 10/1. Anyone edging towards the Dutch could also consider Memphis Depay at 9/1 and Xavi Simons at 11/1. In other side bets, Both Teams to Score can be found at 21/20. If you prefer to take the ‘no’ option on BTTS, this carries the shorter price of 8/11.

Next, we head to the Total Combined Goals markets where a stake Over the 2.5 line will currently be met at a best of 13/8. By pushing that one stage higher to over 3.5, we can get a top price of 17/4. Three of England’s last four games have finished 1-1 at the end of normal time, so you may want to consider Under 2.5 goals at 9/20.

Finally, our Correct Score suggestions start with the 1-1 draw which is listed at 5/1 with most sportsbooks. A 2-1 win for England can be backed at 11/1, while the same scoreline in favour of the Netherlands is available at 12/1.

Our Preview’s England vs Netherlands Betting Tips Verdict

Each of England’s last four Euro 2024 games have been level on 90 minutes. The team continues to play a cagey approach and it is tempting to back a draw at the end of normal time once again.

The issue with that is the Dutch and those who are behind England can sometimes overlook the strengths of their opponents. The Netherlands recovered after a slow start in the groups, and have won both of their knockout games in normal time. In Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo they have a striker in form, who would be top of the Euro 2024 scoring charts had it not been for a marginal own goal in the win over Turkey.

As much as the TV pundits liked to talk up England’s performance against the Swiss, it was another slow display, saved only by Bukayo Saka’s long range strike. The only real positive was the calm and accurate approach by the five penalty takers in the shoot-out.

If the game goes to penalties again, England fans might not be so nervous, but the team plays a dangerous game. Sitting back and letting your opponent come to you is a strange tactic when you have so much attacking talent and this preview fears it will backfire against the Dutch.

The Netherlands have a fluent frontline and even the misfiring Memphis Depay will be a threat on Wednesday night. Those fans won’t want to hear it, but from a dispassionate betting point of view, we expect the Netherlands to claim this Euro 2024 semi-final. So Holland to win and Both Teams to Score are the two betting tips and remember that all selections and odds quoted are for the result in 90 minutes only.

  • The Netherlands to win at 11/5 with Bet365 or Betfred.
  • Both Teams to Score at best odds of 11/10 with Bet365.