France look to begin another winning streak against the Netherlands when the two sides square off in their Group B opener of UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying on Friday. The French won five consecutive meetings with the Dutch before suffering a 2-0 loss in their most recent encounter during the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League. Both teams lost to Argentina on penalties in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with France falling in the final and Netherlands bowing out in the quarterfinals.
Kickoff at Stade de France in Saint-Denis is set for 3:45 p.m. ET. The French are -170 favorites (risk $170 to win $100) in the latest France vs. Netherlands odds, while the Dutch are +450 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +275 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Netherlands vs. France picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Green is 54-62-1 on his SportsLine soccer picks since the conclusion of the 2022 World Cup, generating a slight profit for bettors.
Now, Green has broken down France vs. Netherlands from every possible angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Netherlands vs. France:
- France vs. Netherlands money line: France -170, Netherlands +450, Draw +275
- France vs. Netherlands over/under: 2.5 goals
- FRA: The French scored 16 goals over seven matches in the 2022 World Cup
- NET: The Dutch outscored their opponents 10-4 in five World Cup contests
- France vs. Netherlands picks: See picks here
Why you should back France
The French haven't won the European Championship since 2000 but have been enjoying a strong stretch during qualifying as they've lost just once in their last 19 contests. France recorded eight wins and one draw over 10 matches in Euro 2020 qualifying, outscoring opponents 25-6 in that competition. A dozen players recorded goals for France, and their top four scorers are back for this event.
Forward Olivier Giroud was the top scorer among all players in France's group with six goals, while winger Kingsley Coman, forward Kylian Mbappe and midfielder Antoine Griezmann registered three apiece. The 32-year-old Griezmann also notched seven assists, tying him with three others for most in the event. Mbappe is coming off a huge performance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as he finished with a tournament-best eight goals after recording a hat trick against Argentina in the final.
Why you should back the Netherlands
The Dutch put together a 19-match unbeaten streak across all competitions before also losing to Argentina on penalties in the quarterfinals of last year's World Cup. Cody Gakpo led the team in that tournament with three goals, while fellow forward Wout Weghorst recorded a pair. The 23-year-old Gakpo netted four goals in eight games across all competitions in 2022 to finish even for third on the club.
Midfielder Davy Klaassen was second with five goals and shared the team lead of six assists with forward Memphis Depay. The 29-year-old Depay netted just one goal for the Netherlands in the World Cup but produced a club-high 14 in 17 contests across all competitions for the national team last year. Depay and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum performed well in the Netherlands' last meeting with France, as both players converted in the 2-0 victory in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League.
How to make Netherlands vs. France picks
Green has broken down the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match from every angle. He is leaning Over on the goal total and has locked two other best bets, including one that pays plus-money. You can only see his UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So, who wins France vs. Netherlands? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Netherlands vs. France, all from the European soccer expert who knows the sport inside and out, and find out.