Netherlands v Spain prediction, preview, team news and more

Netherlands v Spain prediction, preview, team news and more
Netherlands v Spain prediction, preview, team news and more
The Netherlands will host Spain in an international friendly match at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening.

For both teams, this game is the first of a triple header during the international break. This friendly match will be followed by a number of UEFA Nations League matches.

The Netherlands need two wins in their Nations League group to qualify for the next round. A home game against Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by a trip to Warsaw against Poland.

Frank de Boer has some injury concerns in his squad which is not ideal for him given the Dutch ambitions in this competition.

During the last international break in which De Boer played his first three games for Orange, You haven’t won a single game and only scored one goal.

A 1-0 defeat by Mexico was followed by a 0-0 draw against the Bosnians and a 1-1 draw against Italy in Bergamo.

The game in Italy could prove to be a big moment in De Boer’s tenure as the Dutch improved a lot and had some scoring opportunities.

The last game for Spain was a 1-0 defeat against Ukraine in Kiev. They’ve been largely impressive in the last few games under Luis Enrique, but they’re also facing a crucial week in the Nations League.

You have a trip to Switzerland followed by a German visit to Madrid, so this is ideal preparation for the Spanish too.

Netherlands head to head against Spain

The Netherlands have won six of eleven previous clashes against Spain and lost four times. Only one game ended in a draw.

The last duel between these two teams took place in a friendly in Amsterdam in March 2015, when the Netherlands won 2-0 thanks to goals from Davy Klaasen and Stefan de Vrij.

Dutch form guide: DDLLW

Spain form guide: LWDWD

Netherlands versus Spain Team News

It was known even before De Boer announced his squad that Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt were excluded due to injury. Since the roster was announced, Jasper Cillessen has also had to retire due to injury. He was succeeded by Feyenoord’s Justin Bijlow, but has since retired from the squad. Joel Drommel from FC Twente has been appointed to the squad.

Injured: Vergil van Dijk, Jasper Cillessen, Matthijs de Ligt, Mohamed Ihattaren, Justin Bijlow,

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

For a second international break in a row, Spain will have to do without Thiago Alcantara. The Liverpool player is still not fully fit after an ankle injury. Ansu Fati’s knee injury means he’s also excluded from the squad. Rodrgio is also ruled out as the Leeds United striker tested positive for COVID-19.

Injured: Thiago Alcantara, Ansu Fati und Rodrigo Moreno

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Netherlands vs Spain Predicted XI

Netherlands forecasts XI (3-5-2): Tim Krul; Joel Veltman, Stefan de Vrij und Nathan Ake; Hans Hateboer, Frenkie de Jong, Gini Wijnaldum, Donny van de Beek and Daley Blind; Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong

Spain forecasts XI (4-3-3): David De Gea; Jesus Navas, Sergio Ramos, Pau Torres and Sergio Reguilon; Rodri, Dani Ceballos, Sergio Canales; Adama Traore, Ferran Torres und Gerard Moreno

Netherlands versus Spain prediction

This is likely to be used as an experimental clash by both managers and is unlikely to be played at a very high intensity. This is the least important game of the international break for both sides. At a time when most of the players on both teams are overwhelmed, this game could end in a rather quiet draw.

Forecast: Netherlands 1-1 Spain

Published 10 Nov 2020, 12:26 AM

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