Netherlands vs England
UEFA Nations League, Europe
Date: Thursday, June 6th 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 BST
Venue: Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Guimares, Portugal
An exciting international football tie set to entertain fans this midweek as Netherlands play England in UEFA Nations League semifinals. The two national teams have been in an excellent form of late, triggering a potentially exciting encounter.
Netherlands vs England Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this midweek UEFA Nations League battle. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that victory.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups:Cillessen(g);Dumfries, Van Dijk, De Ligt, Blind(def);De Jong, Wijnaldum, Van de Beek(mid);Promes, Depay, Bergwijn(att).
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Pickford(g);Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell(def); Rice, Barkley(mid);Sancho, Lingard, Sterling(att mid); Rashford(att).
Before heading into this Thursday semifinal clash, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWDWL
The Oranje squad have been showing positive improvement of late, though they loss their last competitive match. Ronald Koeman’s record during their last five fixtures were two wins, two draws and one defeat.
Netherlands’ most recent defeat arrived in a dramatic fashion against Germany in their Euro qualifier. Nevertheless, that negative result won’t erase all the recent positive results that they’ve been having recently.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWWW
Three Lions continue to showcase positive results following their successful world cup 2018 stint. Gareth Southgate’s side impressive have won all of their last five fixtures including one friendly match.
England’s latest match was during Euro qualifier tie in which they demolished Montenegro 5-1. Those positive recent results will boost the Union Jack players’ confidence sky high ahead of their exciting tie.
The Dutch will try to maximize their in form players from Van Dijk, Frenkie De Jong, Donnie Van de Beek, Mathijs De Ligt and Memphis Depay. Those names are some names who have been playing in an important role for their current club.
Jasper Cillessen set to return in goal, though he didn’t have too much playing time with Barcelona this season. Netherlands are hoping that their players are still fresh and motivated playing after just experiencing tiring season.
Gareth Southgate also seen on putting on his best possible sides, though some players might not be 100% fit. Harry Kane didn’t look to be in top shape during Champions League final, but he most likely will get to play on Wednesday.
Raheem Sterling will be key for Three Lions attacking play as he has been pretty consistent with City. At the back, there could be a tough test for John Stones and Harry Maguire’s duo.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have slightly gone in favor of Netherlands with two wins, two draws and one defeat.
Jowever, their latest matchup which was on May 3rd 2018 ended in a slender 1-0 victory for Soutgate’s team.
Battling in the semifinal tie won’t be an easy task for both teams, so they will be preparing really hard to win. Netherlands are keen on regaining their winning form back, after suffering a disappointing defeat over Germany.
Meanwhile, England themselves are aiming to maintain their positive momentum by picking up another victory. This Thursday match should be an exciting encounter which might go either way as both teams have equal shots to win.
Final Score: 2-1