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Netherlands vs Belgium – Match Preview

Netherlands vs Belgium
Netherlands go into the match knowing that a solitary point will be enough to go top of Group D and proceed to the UEFA Nations League finals.

Netherlands vs Belgium – Team News

Netherlands go into the match knowing that a solitary point will be enough to go top of Group D and proceed to the UEFA Nations League finals.

The H2H tiebreaker could be Belgium’s downfall as a 4-1 thrashing in the opposite game may have left Roberto Martnez’s team with too much to do. A hard-fought 2-1 victory over Wales set up this straight shootout for qualification. Belgium has not attained a victory in a head-to-head match since a 4-0 victory in 1961.

Only once in a UNL away group match has Belgium recorded a three-goal margin of victory, and that was against Iceland in 2018 (3-0). The Red Devils can at least take pride in a strong away record in UNL groups (W4, D1, L2), but their recent poor away performance against FIFA top-10 ranked opponents, despite scoring in four games, indicates that this will be challenging (W2, L3).

The Netherlands – who are unbeaten in their last 14 international games, will fancy their chances against a star-studded Belgium side.

Teun Koopmeiners and Memphis Depay will not feature for the Oranjes, while Romelu Lukaku remains sidelined.

Netherlans vs Belgium – Predicted XI

Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Pasveer; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Berghuis, Blind; Bergwijn, Gakpo

Belgium possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Theate; Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Hazard; Batshuayi

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