Netherlands will host Wales in a Nations League Group A4 match in Rotterdam.
Netherlands are flying high in the Nations League and are yet to be defeated in the Nations League this term. They had a brilliant comeback against Poland and had Memphis Depay not missed a penalty in the added time they would have had a brilliant victory to their name.
Matty Cash and Piotr Zielinski struck for the Polish team while the Dutch equalised through two goals from Davy Klaassen and Denzil Dumfries.
The Oranjes are chasing the top spot and with Belgium sniffing on their shoulder a win would be sufficient for them to cement their position in the first place.
With the World Cup bidding on the horizon this tournament has well been a preparatory camp for Louis van Gaal’s side which has looked pretty sharpening and energetic in most of the matches.
They have played nine games with the Welsh side and have emerged victorious in all the occasions.
Wales are still celebrating their World Cup glory and buoyed by their selection they commanded a brilliant draw against Belgium in the last match.
The Red Devils looked to be on course to victory with a 51st minute strike from Youri Tielemans but Rob Page’s team needed some inspiration and it finally came from Brennan Johnson who sent the crowd to sheer joy at the 86th minute.
Despite their World Cup qualifier triumph they have failed to translate their form in this tournament as they have collected only a solitary point from the last match.
They did manage a top finish in the last season but their chances are looking very slim this time. A win against the Netherlands would boost their scenario and Gareth Bale’s side definitely has the potential to inflict an upset on their opponent.
NED vs WAL, UEFA Nations League
Date: 15th June 2022
Time: 12:15 AM IST
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord
Netherlands Nations League Form
W W D
Netherlands Form (all competitions)
Wales Nations League form
L L D
Wales Form (all competitions)
The Holland manager doesn’t have any fresh injury concerns but given the schedule there could be a few tweaks to the starting lineup.
Joe Allen came off in the second half against Belgium and Aaron Ramsey could take his place in the side.
Netherlands Possible Lineup
Cillessen; Timber, De Vrij, De Ligt; Dumfries, Berghuis, Klaassen, F de Jong, Blind; Gakpo, Memphis
Wales Possible Lineup
Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Ampadu; Roberts, Ramsey, Wilson, N Williams; James, Bale
Banking on their home comfort the Dutch will definitely start the game on the front foot.
NED vs WAL Fantasy XI No. 1
Cillessen; Timber, De Vrij, Rodon; Ramsey, Roberts, de Jong, Klaassen; Depay, Bale, James
NED vs WAL Fantasy XI No. 2
Cillessen; Timber, De Vrij, Rodon, Ampadu; Ramsey, Roberts, de Jong; Depay, Bale, James