Netherlands vs France: Euro 2024 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Netherlands vs France: Euro 2024 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

France and Netherlands will battle to top Group D when they meet at Euro 2024 tonight.

Both sides managed to edge out lesser sides to open their campaigns, the Dutch sealing a late comeback win over Poland and Les Bleus requiring an own goal to beat Austria.


But this promises to be a far greater test of their mettle and their prospects of lifting the trophy next month.

France, who are contending with a broken nose for Kylian Mbappe, are the favourites for the Euros but whoever finishes as runners-up will be thrust into what looks like the harder side of the draw for the knockouts.

Few expect Ronald Koeman to lead the Dutch to silverware but this represents a chance to put down a huge marker in their quest to go all the way.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Netherlands vs France is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off today, Friday June 21, 2024.

The match will take place at Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

France are fearing for Kylian Mbappe’s availability (REUTERS)
France are fearing for Kylian Mbappe’s availability (REUTERS)

Where to watch Netherlands vs France

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 7.30pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the contest live online for free via the BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Netherlands vs France team news

Netherlands XI: Verbruggen; Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Ake; Schouten, Reijnders, Simons; Frimpong, Depay, Gakpo

Subs: Bijlow, Flekken, Geertruida, De Ligt, Wijnaldum, Weghorst, Van de Ven, Veerman, Blind, Malen, Brobbey, Maatsen, Zirkzee, Bergwijn, Gravenberch

France XI: Maignan; Kounde, Upamecano, Saliba, Hernandez; Kante, Tchouameni; Dembele, Griezmann, Rabiot; Thuram

Subs: Samba, Areola, Pavard, Mendy, Camavinga, Giroud, Mbappe, Kolo Muani, Zaïre-Emery, Fofana, Coman, Clauss, Konate, Barcola

Netherlands vs France prediction

This will be a real litmus test of both teams’ ability to challenge for the trophy. France looked very good against Austria but only managed to score via an own goal, whereas a wasteful Oranje performance against Poland required late heroics.

France are the favourites in what could be a very open and entertaining game.

France to win, 3-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Les Bleus won both games when these teams met in qualifying but lost to the Dutch in the groups at both Euro 2000 and 2008. However, they did beat them on penalties in a Euro 96 quarter-final at Anfield.

Netherlands wins: 11

France wins: 16

Draws: 3

Netherlands vs France match odds

Netherlands: 12/5

France: 11/10

Draw: 23/10

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).