Dutch Football Bets
Dutch football is rapidly becoming a popular market for punters. The Netherlands has the Eredivisie, the top league of Dutch football which hosts the likes if Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord. Since Rupert Murdoch paid €1 billion for the leagues broadcasting rights in 2012, viewership, and subsequently popularity with football fans and bettors has increased.
Below the Eredivise is the Eerste Divisie, and beyond that is the nation's semi-pro league the Tweede Divisie. You can find fixtures and odds for all three of these leagues right here, and you can shop around for the very best prices using our odds calculator.
Football betting on Dutch football isn't as popular as say English or Spanish football, but you can use this to your advantage. Often with a football league less popular in the betting scene, you can scope the market and do some research to add some winning selections to your Dutch football coupon.
Holland Football Odds
Like a lot of football leagues in Europe, there's a big gap in quality between the top teams and the rest. In the Eredivisie, Ajax and PSV are usually the two teams battling for the title, but there's also the likes of AZ and Feyenoord who are big-hitters in Holland.
This makes 1X2 match outright betting difficult sometimes, as the prices can be very short. Not to worry though. Dutch football is highly skilled, making the matches, more often than not, high-scoring. Both teams to score is a good addition to your Dutch football coupon, and so too is an over 2.5 goals wager.
Dutch football is mostly played on a weekend but in keeping with the demands of TV broadcasters, it is not uncommon for there to be a game on a Monday, as well as the Friday. Kick off times can be sporadic, which often means you aren't waiting long for a match.
Football History in the Netherlands
Although the governing body of Dutch football known as the Royal Dutch Football Association was founded in 1889, football in the Netherlands first became professional in 1954, so it's relatively new on the scene. But Dutch football has been revolutionary in its tenure, especially through the 1980s when Johan Cruyff and Ajax gave the world 'total football'.
This style of play changed the way we play and think about the game. It made Ajax a dominant force in European football in the 70s, where they won the Champions League three times in a row at the start of 1970. The National team also reached the 1974 World Cup final, marking the most dominant period in football for the Dutch.
The nation has also produced some of the greatest names in world football too. Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, Clarence Seedorf and a hat full of other big names were born and produced in the Netherlands. And the Eredivisie still continues to produce the most exciting young talents in European football. Ajax in particular produces a tonne of talent, many of whom go on to play for some of Europe's top teams.