Team news, injury updates, latest odds for Holland vs Ukraine as Dutch target winning Euros start

HOLLAND take on Ukraine in the final game of a frantic first weekend at Euro 2020.

The Dutch are back at their first major tournament since 2014 having missed out on the World Cup in Russia.

This one is set to be a terrific contest in Amsterdam, so make sure you're tuned into ITV1 at 8pm.

What's the form?

It's been a long road for the Netherlands since that third-placed finish in Rio and there's cautious optimism amongst their supporters.

But a stuttering 2-2 draw with Scotland in the build-up was nothing to write home about, while defeat to Turkey in World Cup qualifying showed a soft underbelly.

Ukraine meanwhile come in with absolutely nothing to lose and on a six-game unbeaten streak.

Four of those matches might have been draws, but they're tough to beat and expect them to cause a few problems on the break.

Who's in and who's out

Holland's team is packed full of stars young and old, but Frank de Boer will be without Virgil Van Dijk who has missed pretty much the entire season with injury.

Georginio Wijnaldum should be a key player in the middle of the park, along with Frenkie De Jong and former Man Utd forward Memphis Depay.

Ukraine might surprise a few in this tournament under Andriy Shevchenko, with the former Chelsea forward hoping to play on the front foot.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is a familiar face to Man City fans, but Atalanta playmaker Ruslan Malinovskyi could be the key to a place in the last-16.

Watch out for…

The return of the Oranjegekte.

With the Dutch back – and most importantly, fans back – the Netherlands supporters will no doubt bring their famous atmosphere to the Amsterdam terraces for the opener.

Expect noise, colour and drama from the stands. We've missed it.

If the game's rubbish…

Get your teeth into this fairytale proposal from Zinchenko to his wife Vlada Sedan.

The City star inspired by Ukraine's qualification for the Euros in October 2019 he got down on one knee for his stunning TV presenter girlfriend.

He got down on one knee inside the 70,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in Kiev in front of a heart-shaped display of red roses.



Match odds

  • Holland to win 8/13 @ Paddy Power
  • Both teams to score 11/10 @ Betfair
  • Memphis Depay to net first 11/4 @ William Hill

*All odds correct at time of publication.

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