POL vs NED Dream11: The Nations League A, group 1, couldn’t get more interesting with 3 out of 4 teams eyeing for the top spot. Poland and Netherlands will both be hoping to qualify from the group as they face each other in a must-win game. However, neither of them will qualify should Italy beat Bosnia in the other game of the table. When the two sides last met in the group, Netherlands edged the game with Steven Bergwijn scoring the winning goal in the 60th minute. It is this loss that separates the two sides in the table with both just a point off each other.
Fixture name & competition: Poland vs Netherlands, UEFA Nations League A
Date & Time: 19th November, 1:15 am (IST)
Venue: Stadion Slaski, Chorzow
POL – WDWWL
NED – LDDDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The Netherlands have dominated the last 5 fixtures, winning 4 and drawing once.
Last meeting: The Netherlands 1-0 Poland (UEFA Nations League A, 4th September 2020)
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv
A) Poland Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Jacek Goralski came off the bench to receive a red card and will be suspended for this game.
Doubtful starters: Poland has no doubtful players.
Expected changes: For this game, Jerzy Brzeczek is likely to start his best team. Piotr Zielinski will come back into the side to replace Karol Linetty. Mateusz Klich may be handed a start ahead of Jakub Moder in midfield. Talisman, Robert Lewandowski, will lead the line with Sebastian Szymanski and Kamil Jozwiak on the flanks for the POL vs NED Dream11 Prediction. Tomasz Kedziora, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek and Arkadiusz Reca will start in defence ahead of Wojciech Szczesny. Kamil Grosicki will be eyeing for a start and will definitely come off the bench if he does not start.
POL Playing 11 (probable):
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
B) The Netherlands Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Nathan Ake will be unavailable for this game along with Teun Koopmeiners who are both injured. Tony Vilhena won’t be fit for this game either.
Doubtful: Steven Bergwijn is a doubtful name and will most probably be given a rest.
Expected changes: Youngster, Donyell Malen, is a touted name to feature in the lineup alongside captain, Memphis Depay, and Steven Berghuis. Davy Klaassen and Donny van de Beek have rotated positions in the last two games which suggests that the Manchester United man will start, with Frenkie de Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum. Daley Blind will replace Nathan Ake alongside Stefan de Vrij. Two assists against Bosnia will ensure that Denzel Dumfries will keep his place with Owen Wijndal on the other flank.
NED Playing 11 (probable):
Tim Krul (GK)
Stefan de Vrij
Frenkie de Jong
Donny van de Beek
The Netherlands are the clear favourites for this game as they have the better players and the upper hand in the head to heads. Coral and Betway have both placed the Netherlands win at 1.91 and 1.88 with a Poland win at 4.00. However, Poland has the better form with 3 wins, a draw and a loss in their last 5 games as opposed to the Netherlands’ 1 win, 3 draws and a loss. Robert Lewandowski will look to disrupt the Dutch defence and grab an early goal to change the dynamics of the POL vs NED Today Match Prediction.
Captain Options –
Robert Lewandowski – Robert Lewandowski has carried on his brilliant numbers from last season with a massive 13 goals and 4 assists in just 8 starts this season. He has also been very clinical as well with the 13 goals coming from 20 shots on target. He has also created 18 goal scoring chances with a passing accuracy of 84%.
Piotr Zielinski – Piotr Zielinski may return to the side with a goal and assist in 2 starts this season. He has a cumulative passing accuracy of 85%. He has started 2 times in the Nations League and maintained 100% shots on target and 100% dribble success rate as well.
Mateusz Klich – The Leeds United man has done well this season with 2 goals and 3 assists in 8 starts in the Premier League. He has provided 14 key passes and created 17 chances and passing accuracy 84%. All of his shots have been on target and he bagged an assist against Bosnia in the Nations League.
The Netherlands –
Memphis Depay – Memphis has been very good this season and the last with 5 goals and 3 assists 7 starts for Lyon. He also scored for the Netherlands in their previous game against Bosnia and bagged the assist for the equalizing goal against Italy. He also has a massive 27 key passes and created 30 chances so far.
Steven Berghuis – The Feyenoord has 8 goals and 5 assists in just 10 starts in the Eredivisie. He has created 34 chances and also provided 29 key passes. He started for the Netherlands against Bosnia where he grabbed an assist for the second goal. He also has a cumulative passing accuracy of 80% with 20 shots on target.
Denzel Dumfries – The right-back has been excellent of late with 5 assists in his last 4 games with 4 of them coming in the last 3 games. He has created about 18 goal scoring chances in the Eredivisie so far and does his defensive duties well too, with 24 clearances and 17 interceptions.
Differential picks –
Sebastian Szymanski – Sebastian Szymanski has a goal and 4 assists in the Russian Premier League but his creative output with 29 key passes and 33 created chances as well. He has also put in 18 accurate crosses and 13 successful dribbles.
Donyell Malen – Donyell Malen’s excellent PSV Eindhoven form has earned him a place in the Dutch team. He has 6 goals and an assist in 9 starts this season. He has also provided 11 key passes, creating 10 chances so far. Playing alongside the likes of Memphis Depay and Steven Berghuis will give him a great chance at getting off the mark for the Netherlands this season.