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Netherlands vs Scotland: Predicted Lineup, injury news, telecast

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Another exciting international friendly class on the horizon

Although Netherlands may have faced initial challenges when Ronald Koeman was reappointed last year, the European powerhouse ended 2023 on a high note, enjoying a significant upturn in form. Their journey culminated in a return to a major tournament, and the former Barcelona boss now harbours dreams of mounting a serious charge in EURO 24 this summer.

Wrapping up their qualifying campaign with a comfortable 6-0 victory away at Gibraltar, they approach upcoming matches well-prepared and confident.

Scotland achieved a significant milestone last year by securing their place in EURO 24, marking another historic moment for the team. Steve Clarke’s squad faced challenges along the way, often needing to grind out results.

Their last match on November 19th ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Norway. Clarke faces a daunting task in addressing his team’s defensive vulnerabilities, given their propensity for conceding goals. Scotland is fully aware of the tough challenge ahead this weekend. Expect an exhilarating showdown between the two sides.

Kick-Off:

Friday, 22nd Mar 2024, 07:45 PM (GMT), 03:45 PM (EST)

Saturday, 23rd Mar 2024, 01:15 AM (IST)

Stadium: Johan Cruijff Arena

Form

Netherlands Form (All Competitions): W-W-L-W-W-W

Scotland Form (All Competitions): W-L-L-L-D-D

Player to Watch

Xavi Simons (Netherlands)

When deployed in a free-roaming role, he emerges as the team’s primary playmaker, orchestrating opportunities for his fellow players or finding the net with stunning long-range shots or intricate dribbling through opposition defences, concluding with a composed finish.

Simons showcases exceptional technical skill, highlighted by his precise first touch and agility, making him a challenging prospect for defenders to contain. Moreover, his remarkable pace and prowess in one-on-one situations render him particularly threatening during transitional phases of play.

Che Adams (Scotland)

His ability to hold up play is formidable; he adeptly positions his body to outmuscle defenders, effectively shielding the ball. With his remarkable strength and speed, he poses a formidable challenge for opponents, both physically and athletically. Leading from the front, he applies relentless pressure with his aggression and intensity, setting the tone for his team.

Match Facts

  • The most common result of matches between Netherlands and Scotland is 1-0. 3 matches have ended with this result.
  • In the last 5 meetings Netherlands won 4, Scotland won 0, and 1 draw.
  • The Netherlands have kept a clean sheet in 3 matches in a row.

Injury and Team News

Despite currently playing his club football in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ettifaq, Georginio Wijnaldum has been called back for this month’s matches. The Dutch team does not have any injury worries within their squad.

Experiencing a recent injury setback, Callum McGregor will be absent from this month’s matches. Aside from his absence, the team does not have any other injury concerns.

Head-to-Head

Matches: 20

Netherlands: 9

Scotland: 6

Draws: 5

Predicted Lineup for Netherlands vs Scotland

Netherlands Predicted Lineup (3-4-2-1):

Verbruggen(GK); Blind, van Dijk, Vrij; Hartman, Reijnders, Schouten, Dumfries; Gakpo, Simons; Weghorst

Scotland Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1):

Clark(GK); Taylor, McKenna, Hendry, Patterson; Gilmour, McTominay; McLean, McGinn, Armstrong; Adams

Match Prediction for Netherlands vs Scotland

Holland will aim to continue their momentum, having recently dominated Gibraltar with a routine 6-0 victory. Scotland will encounter a formidable challenge when they visit Amsterdam. The home team will likely emerge victorious in this fixture.

Prediction: Netherlands 2-1 Scotland

Telecast for Netherlands vs Scotland

India: Sony Pictures Network

UK: Channel 4, Viaplay Sports

USA: fubo TV

Nigeria: No Telecast

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