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Netherlands vs Gibraltar

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the UEFA Euro Qualifiers Match between Netherlands v Gibraltar

Match details

Netherlands v Gibraltar

UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2024

De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands

28th March, 00:15 am

Preview

The start of Ronald Koeman’s second tenure as head coach of the Netherlands couldn’t have been more difficult as they were defeated 4-0 by France in Paris.

The Netherlands played poorly defensively and fell behind 2-0 in just ten minutes. If not for some saves from Jasper Cillessen, the final score might have been higher. In order to turn around their goal difference, which might be crucial at the conclusion of the group, Koeman will be expecting his team to rebound when they play Gibraltar.

Gibraltar hasn’t won a competitive match since the 2020 Nations League season after falling to Greece 3-0 in their home opener in these qualifiers.

No offence meant to Gibraltar, but the question on Monday should be how many goals the Netherlands will win by. It will take a significant victory for people to forget about the defeat to France.

Koeman’s tactics and team selection are to blame for the poor performance against France. Koeman learned a hard lesson from this experience, and hopefully he now knows what some of his players are capable of at the highest level. He will have some important players back against Gibraltar, and we should at the very least witness a convincing victory. After that, Koeman will have to start over in preparation for the crucial Euro qualifiers in September and the summer Nations League semi-final.

Match Prediction: Netherlands 4-0 Gibraltar

Key Stats

Goals:

Netherlands: Memphis Depay (14), Davy Klaassen (5), Cody Gakpo, Steve Bergwijn (4)

Gibraltar: Roy Chipolina, Liam Walker, Reece Styche (2), Tjay De Barr (1)

Assists:

Netherlands: Memphis Depay, Davy Klaassen (6), Steven Berghuis (5), Denzel Dumfries (4)

Gibraltar: Graeme Torilla (2), Tjay De Barr (1)

Tackles & Interceptions:

Netherlands: Daley Blind (27), Denzel Dumfries (26), Frenkie De Jong (23)

Gibraltar: Graeme Torilla (24), Roy Chipolina, Josh Sergeant (11), Aymen Mouelhi (10)

Probable XI:

Netherlands: Cillessen; Dumfries, Ake, Van Dijk, Blind; Wijnaldum, De Roon, Klaassen; Memphis, Weghorst, Malen

Gibraltar: Coleing; Sergeant, Chipolina, Lopes, Olivero; Valarino, Torrilla, Ronan, Britto; Walker, Casciaro

Captaincy Picks:

1. Memphis

2. Blind

3. Dumfries

Grand League Picks:

1. Malen

2. Wijnaldum

3. Ake

Best Fantasy Combination 1 (Head to Head):

GK: Coleing

Def: Blind (vc), Van Dijk, De Roon

Mid: Dumfries, Klaassen, Torrilla, Ronan, Britto

Fwd: Weghorst, Memphis (c)

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