Netherlands vs France: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Oranje go against Les Bleus in a heavyweight European clash
France take a trip to Netherlands in the Euro Qualifiers, France have taken 15 points from 15 possible and Netherlands are six points behind the group leaders France with a match less played. Netherlands are coming from back-to-back wins over Greece and the Republic of Ireland, scoring five goals and conceding just once in the process.
Ronald Koeman will have to be content with a depleted squad following injuries to top players in the side, Netherlands will miss some key players in this match. France are one of the top teams in these qualifiers, they have scored 11 goals in this campaign so far.
Saturday, 14 October 2023 at 7:45 PM BST (12:15 AM IST)
Location: Johan Cruyff Arena
Netherlands (in Euro Qualifier): L-W-W-W
France (in Euro Qualifiers): W-W-W-W
Players to watch in Netherlands vs France:
Wout Weghorst (Netherlands):
Despite the slightly lower numbers this season, Weghorst has still been a key player for Netherlands this season. He has been their top scorer in the Euro Qualifiers, he has scored 2 goals in the 4 matches that Netherlands has played these qualifiers. He is a physical presence in the box and a threat in the air, he will be a man to take care off for the French defenders.
Kylian Mbappe (France):
Mbappe is having a great season so far for both his club and country, he has 7 goals in 7 Ligue 1 matches and is France’s top goalscorer in the competition. He has netted 4 goals and provided 2 assists in the 5 matches that he has played. Mbappe is a menace to defenders with his pace and dribbling ability, he is the third active player in France’s all time goalscoring list.
- France have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Netherlands in all competitions.
- Netherlands and France have not drawn any of their last seven matches against each other.
- France are yet to concede a goal in the qualifiers.
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Injury & team news:
Netherlands boss Koeman is now dealing with an injury crisis for October’s games, as all of Gakpo, Timber, de Ligt, de Jong and couple of more players. Denzel Dumfries who sat out March’s loss to France through suspension is also eligible play down the right flank.
Similarly, France boss Deschamps is working around a ravaged set of defensive options, as Fofana, Kimpembe, Saliba and Upamecano have pulled out hours after their call up for this match. Jules Kounde will also miss the match due to an injury.
Head to Head
Total matches – 29
Netherlands wins – 11
France wins – 15
Draws – 3
Predicted lineup for Netherlands vs France:
Netherlands predicted lineup:
Verbruggen; De Vrij, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, Veerman, Blind; Simons, Weghorst, Malen
France predicted lineup:
Maignan; Pavard, Konate, L. Hernandez, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Match prediction for Netherlands vs France:
France have not conceded a goal in the group stage so far, and they are expected to keep a clean sheet against a Netherlands team that is missing some key players. France are also motivated by the chance to qualify for the Euros in Germany with two games to spare, so they are likely to be too strong for the Netherlands. A much more closer contest is expected this time around, but the visitors look the more likely to edge it.
Prediction: Netherlands 1-2 France
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