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Euro 2020: NED vs AUT Preview

By Parameswaran Sankaranarayanan June 17, 2021

Netherlands (NED) will be aiming to grab back-to-back wins in Euro 2020 when they square off against Austria (AUT) in the Group C fixture. Denzel Dumfries’ late winner helped the Oranje pip Ukraine in their opening match. Meanwhile, Austria left it late against North Macedonia as they picked up their first-ever win in the European Championships. The Netherlands have won all their last six outings against the Das Team.

Matthijs de Ligt’s return will be a big boost for the Netherlands backline, which conceded two goals in the space of four minutes against Ukraine. Meanwhile, Memphis Depay will be desperate to score his first goal in Euros. He gave a hard time for the Ukraine defenders and was unlucky not to grab a goal or an assist. Wolfsburg’s Wout Weghorst, too, will be hoping to impress after scoring in a second successive game in the national colors.

RB Leipzig midfielders Marcel Sabitzer and Konrad Laimer played a pivotal role in Austria’s 3-1 win over North Macedonia. Sabitzer set up the opening goal, while Laimer teed up Marko Arnautovic for the third. But David Alaba, guilty for North Macedonia’s equalizer, set up the winner with a sumptuous cross for substitute Michael Gregoritsch.


Played: 19
NED won: 9
AUT won: 6
Drawn: 4

Top Five Fantasy Points scorers (last match)

NED: G Wijnaldum (14 pts), D Dumfries (13.5 pts), W Weghorst (11.5 pts), D Blind (10.5 pts), P van Aanholt (8 pts)

AUT: S Lainer (13 pts), D Alaba (12.5 pts), M Sabitzer (10.5 pts), M Gregoritsch (10 pts), M Arnautovic (9.5 pts)

Stats & Facts

  • D Alaba (DEF) made an assist and completed 95 passes against North Macedonia in the Euro 2020 Group C match
  • K Laimer (MID) has six assists from his last nine appearances for Austria
  • G Wijnaldum (MID) scored in the Netherlands’ 0-2 win over Austria in 2016
  • F de Jong (MID) completed 93 passes against Ukraine in the Euro 2020 Group C match


NED: none

AUT: M Arnautovic (suspended)

Playing 11

NED (possible): M Stekelenburg; D Dumfries, M De Ligt, S De Vrij, D Blind, P van Aanholt; F de Jong, M de Roon, G Wijnaldum; M Depay, W Weghorst

AUT (possible): D Bachmann; P Lienhart, D Alaba, N Hinteregger; S Lainer, K Laimer, M Sabitzer, F Grillitsch, A Ulmer; C Baumgartner, S Kalajdzic


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