There is an epic clash in store on Monday evening in Group B of the Euro 2024 qualifiers as Greece host the Netherlands. The visitors are currently three points behind their opponents and this game could be crucial in deciding which of the two of them could be joining France at the tournament finals in Germany next summer.
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Greece have no fresh injury concerns heading into this one but their confidence will be sky high after their victory over the Republic of Ireland last time out strengthened their position to qualify.
As for the Netherlands, striker Wout Weghorst is a doubt after being forced off against in the first half against France on Friday night.
Netherlands and both teams to score (Yes) @ 10/3
Ronald Koeman’s side have a big evening ahead of them on Monday as they know how important this match against Greece could be in their bid to reach the tournament finals next summer.
They have a game in hand on Gus Poyet’s side which gives them that extra incentive to secure a vital three points in Athens. Greece have been very impressive in this qualifying campaign and they shall not make this an easy contest. However, with the star quality that the Netherlands possess, they should be able to come through this challenge with a huge victory, which will set up a dramatic finale to this qualifying campaign.
Xavi Simons to score anytime @ 5/2
With key attacker Cody Gakpo out injured for this international break, and Wout Weghorst a doubt for Monday, Koeman will turn to his other forward options to step up in their absence.
One player who could be up to the task is young star Xavi Simons, who has enjoyed an excellent start to the season with RB Leipzig. The attacker has scored four goals and provided three assists in the Bundesliga in seven matches, and he will feel as though that the time is right to open his account on the international stage.
Simons knows how important this match is, and that his side need to play on the front foot in Athens. With his creative and offensive talents, he could be the hero the Netherlands need in this one.