MCD vs NED Dream11: The Netherlands will be back in action later tonight as they take on North Macedonia at the Johan Cruijff Arena. The Group C fixture is a dead rubber, as Netherlands with two wins have secured a spot to the Round of 16, while, North Macedonia are out of the tournament as a result of back to back defeats.
The Oranje started off their season with an enthralling 3-2 win against Ukraine, which was followed up by a 2-0 in versus Austria. Meanwhile, North Macedonia were beaten 3-1 to Austria in their opening fixture. They were then beaten to Ukraine by 2-1, which rules them out of the advanced stages. There could be a few changes in personnel, and it could turn out to be an intriguing affair.
Date: June 21, Monday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Johan Cruijff Stadium
The game will be broadcasted live on the Sony Sport Network, and can be streamed on Sonly Liv and Jio TV.
North Macedonia: WDWLL
Head to Head
From the last four meetings between the two sides, the Netherlands have had the upper hand with two wins, while, two games have ended on level terms.
North Macedonia News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Ilija Nestorovski is on the sidelines due to an injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: S Dimitrevski should be starting in at goal, while, D Velovski, V Musliu and S Ristovski could line up as the back three in defence. E Alioski, E Elmas, A Ademi, E Bardhi and B Nikolov could feature in the midfield region. Trajkovski and G Pandev are in contention to lead the attack.
Stole Dimitrievski; Darko Velovski, Visar Musliu, Stefan Ristovski; Ezgjan Alioski, Eljif Elmas, Arijan Ademi, Enis Bardhi, Boban Nikolov; Aleksandar Trajkovski, Goran Pandev
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury concerns
Expected Changes and Strategy: M Steklenburg should be starting in at goal, while, M de Ligt, S de Vrij, D Bling and D Dumfries could line up in defence. M de Roon, G Wijnaldum, F de Jong and P van Aanholt are expected to feature in the midfield region. W Weghorst and M Depy are likely to led the attack up top.
Maarten Stekelenburg, Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jong, Patrick van Aanholt, Wout Weghorst, Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay is touted to score the first goal for the Netherlands as per the odds by 14/5. Depay has a goal from the last two appearances, as well as a pass accuracy of 81.1%. He is also in charge of the set-pieces.
For North Macedonia, it’s captain Goran Pandev who has the odds in his favor by 33/2 to score the first goal for his side. Pandev has a goal from the last two games, while, having a pass accuracy of 70%.
Denzel Dumfries has been one of the clear cut standouts for Netherlands at the back as well as while pushing forward. Dumfries has two goals and a pass accuracy of 74.6% from the two games so far.
The likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Frankie de Jong for Nethelands, and Arijan Admi, Enis Bardhi for North Macedonia can earn the user significant points with their pass accuracy and interception rate.
GK: M Stekelenberg
DEF: P v Aanholt, D Blind, S Ristovski, D Velkovski
MID: G Wijnaldum, F D Jong, A Tajkovski
FOR: M Depay, G Pandey
The Netherlands could go rest a few first team players, but have enough depth in quality to get the win as per the odds by 1.30 (1XBET) as per the MCD vs NED Today Match Prediction odds.