POR vs NED Dream 11 Football Match Prediction, Preview, Match odds, Fantasy Team News

Portugal vs Nederlands

International Friendly

 

POR vs NED MATCH PREVIEW:

Portugal and Netherlands face-off on neutral shores in an International Friendly match in Geneva on Monday night.

Both teams are coming into this match after going through contrasting experiences in their last matches.

Netherland saw their five-game winning streak came to an abrupt end at Amsterdam Arena against England. The match saw the Flying Dutchman conceding a goal for the first time in four games as Jesse Lingard’s goal separated the two sides.

Portugal, on the other hand, were staring at their first defeat in a football game for over a year. But superstar Cristiano Ronaldo had other ideas as his two goals in the 2nd half stoppage time handed the European Champions an unlikely victory against Egypt.

The five-times Ballon d’Or winner is on a personal hot goal scoring streak. The Real Madrid forward has found the back of the net in his last eight matches, increasing his international goal tally to 81 goals. So Van Dijk and company need to be on their toes if they are to stop the former Manchester United playmaker from scoring in yet another match.

Portugal have improved immensely since their shock Euro 2016 triumph. They have scored an incredible 56 goals in just 21 games since the Quinas defeated France in Paris in 2016. The manager Fernando Santos is also spoilt for choices as he has the luxury of mixing experienced players the young players like Bernardo Silva.

Netherlands couldn’t qualify for Russia. This was the 2nd biggest failure for them after they missed out on Euro 2016.

Dutch legends Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder have both retired, leaving Ronald Koeman short of experience in his squad. Ryan Babel is the senior-most player with 47 international caps, while 15 of the squad members have less than 10 appearances to their names.

That’s why Portugal are favorites in this match, as not only they have experienced players in their ranks but after winning 9 of their last 11 games, Ronaldo and Company are full of confidence heading into this match.

 

MATCH DETAILS:

Match Timing: Today, March 27, 12:00 AM IST

Venue: Stade de Genève, Geneva

Capacity- 30,000

 

Recent wins (Last Six matches)

Portugal – W D W W W W

Nederlands – L W W W W W

 

POR vs NED TEAM NEWS:

Portugal:

There are no injury concerns or suspension in the squad. But Portugal are expected to rotate heavily as manager Fernando Santos may choose to give more playing times to the players who missed out on precious minutes in the win against Egypt.

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the side while Andre Silva could give him support up front. Ricardo Quaresma, Gonçalo Guedes, José Fonte, Rui Patrício, Bruno Fernandes and Adrien Silva are the players who could start against Holland.

 

 

PROBABLE XI (Please Choose your team wisely as both coaches are expected to hand several players their debut)

Beto (GK), Soares, Rolando, Bruno Alves, Guerreiro, Quaresma, Neves, Gomes, B. Silva, Andre Silva, Ronaldo

 

Nederlands:

Ronald Koeman may hand Justin Kluivert his Netherlands debut. While Memphis Depay is expected to start after impressing against England on Friday, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Kevin Strootman, and Virgil van Dijk are the other familiar names to be on the team sheet.

PROBABLE XI (Please Choose your team wisely as both coaches are expected to hand several players their debut)

Zoet (GK), Van Dijk, de Vrij, Ake, Van Aanholt, Strootman, Wijnaldum, Hateboer, Depay, Promes, Dost

 

Key Players:

Portugal – Ronaldo, B. Silva, Andre Silva

Nederlands – Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Dost, Depay

To know more about the keyplayers for this game, read this.

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Netherlands are still searching for their right combination after the retirement of Sneijder and Robben with a host of new faces in Ronald Koeman’s team.

While Portugal are a mix bunch of experienced and youth players and with Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch, the Europeans champions don’t fear any team in the world.

Our prediction is – Portugal to win the match with over 1.5 goals in the match.

 

POR VS NED FANTASY TEAM:

 

NOTE: THIS POR VS NED MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.