Thursday, June 17 marks the second matches for teams in Group B and Group C and BetRivers.com is proud to provie a wide variety of Belgium-Denmark odds, as well as Netherlands-Austria picks and predictions for Euro 2020. Get the latest sport bets picks for upcoming games from BetRivers.
Belgium entered the event with the third shortest odds to win it all (+650) and looked wildly impressive in their 3-0 win over Russia. Belgium faces off against Denmark, a team that lost its opener to Finland 1-0 after a prolonged suspension to the game following Christian Eriksen’s medical emergency. In Group C, both Austria and Netherlands picked up wins in their opening matches, making Thursday’s game a pivotal one in terms of top seeding in the knockout round.
Longtime writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to provide his thoughts on the Belgium-Denmark odds and previews his Netherlands-Austria picks worth a wager at BetRivers.com for the two Group A matches on Thursday, June 17.
RELATED: EURO 2020 FUTURES BREAKDOWN
Before we get to the Belgium-Denmark odds, and the Netherlands-Austria picks here’s a look at the Group B and Group C futures for Euro 2020.
Winner: Belgium (-500), Denmark (+750), Finland (+1600), Russia (+2400)
Top 2: Belgium (N/A), Denmark (+110), Russia (+120), Finland (+475)
Last Place: Denmark (+130), Finland (+180), Russia (+260), Belgium (+8000)
Winner: Netherlands (-400), Austria (+400), Ukraine (+1900), North Macedonia (+47500)
BELGIUM (1-0-0) vs. DENMARK (0-0-1), 12 p.m. ET
Over 2.5: +132
Under 2.5: -162
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Everything that we thought to be true about Denmark heading into the first match of the Euros proved to be true. They are solid defensively. They have a terrific midfield. They have some real questions in attack. And in their first match against Finland, the Danes posted 1.9 xG, missed a penalty and ended up losing to Finland, 1-0.
But that really buries the lede here.
We all know what happened with Christian Eriksen at this point, there’s no need to rehash it. But it is worth noting that Eriksen was at the center of what the Danes do well. He pulls the strings. He’s their creative influence in the midfield. So now what we’re left with is a squad that is solid in defense, struggles to finish chances and will be creating fewer chances, all while facing the No. 1 team in FIFA’s rankings?
Considering everything that the Denmark squad has been through in the last four days, that’s just a brutal ask.
Belgium is currently getting plus-odds on a win. That’s where I’ll be today.
NETHERLANDS (1-0-0), vs. AUSTRIA (1-0-0), 3 p.m. ET
Over 2.5: -118
Under 2.5: -103
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The key to trying to predict what will happen in this match is to look at the motivations of the two teams involved.
The Netherlands will lock up a trip to the group stages with a win. But with North Macedonia in the final game of group play, all it will take is avoiding a loss to put themselves in a position to win the group. At the same time, Austria only needs a draw against the Dutch and a draw against Ukraine in the final match of group play to get through to the knockout rounds.
Now consider this: the strength for both of these teams are in the midfield. Austria features Marcel Sabitzer, Konrad Laimer and Xaver Schalger, who can really choke the fun out of a match when you consider that they like to play with three at the back.
So the question then becomes just how dangerous can the Dutch attack be?
Well, I will say this: If we’re hoping that the Austrian midfield can choke the life out of the match, the Dutch midfield is better. Frenkie de Jong and Gigi Wijnaldum play for two fo the biggest clubs in the world, and Memphis Depay has been terrific for the last 12 months.
Throw in the fact that Matthias de Ligt will be back for this match, I’ll be looking to back the Dutch, either on the moneyline or at (-1) and (+120).
EURO 2020 SCHEDULE
Friday, June 11
3:00 pm ET: Italy 3, Turkey 0 (Group A)
Saturday, June 12
9:00 a.m. ET: Wales 1, Switzerland 1 (Group A)
12:00 p.m. ET: Finland 1, Denmark 0 (Group B)
3:00 p.m. ET: Belgium 3, Russia 0 (Group B)
Sunday, June 13
9:00 a.m. ET: England 1, Croatia 0 (Group D)
12:00 p.m. ET: Austria 3, North Macedonia 1 (Group C)
3:00 p.m. ET: Netherlands 3, Ukraine 2 (Group C)
Monday, June 14
9:00 a.m. ET: Czech Republic 2, Scotland 0 (Group D)
12:00 p.m. ET: Slovakia 2, Poland 1 (Group E)
3:00 p.m. ET: Spain 0, Sweden 0 (Group E)
Tuesday, June 15
12:00 p.m. ET: Portugal 3, Hungary 0 (Group F)
3:00 p.m. ET: France 1, Germany 0 (Group F)
Wednesday, June 16
9:00 a.m. ET: Russia 1, Finland 0 (Group B)
12:00 p.m. ET: Wales 2, Turkey 0 (Group A)
3:00 p.m. ET: Italy 3, Switzerland 0 (Group A)
Thursday, June 17
9:00 a.m. ET: Ukraine 2, North Macedonia 1 (Group C)
12:00 p.m. ET: Denmark vs. Belgium (Group B)
3:00 p.m. ET: Netherlands vs. Austria (Group C)
Friday, June 18
9:00 a.m. ET: Sweden vs. Slovakia (Group E)
12:00 p.m. ET: Croatia vs. Czech Republic (Group D)
3:00 p.m. ET: England vs. Scotland (Group D)
Saturday, June 19
9:00 a.m. ET: Hungary vs. France (Group F)
12:00 p.m. ET: Portugal vs. Germany (Group F)
3:00 p.m. ET: Spain vs. Poland (Group E)
Sunday, June 20
12:00 p.m. ET: Italy vs. Wales (Group A)
12:00 p.m. ET: Switzerland vs. Turkey (Group A)
Monday, June 21
12:00 p.m. ET: North Macedonia vs. Netherlands (Group C)
12:00 p.m. ET: Ukraine vs. Austria (Group C)
3:00 p.m. ET: Finland vs. Belgium (Group B)
3:00 p.m. ET: Russia vs Denmark (Group B)
Tuesday, June 22
3:00 p.m. ET: Croatia vs. Scotland (Group D)
3:00 p.m. ET: Czech Republic vs. England (Group D)
Wednesday, June 23:
12:00 p.m. ET: Slovakia vs. Spain (Group E)
12:00 p.m. ET: Sweden vs. Poland (Group E)
3:00 p.m. ET: Germany vs. Hungary (Group F)
3:00 p.m. ET: Portugal vs. France (Group F)