Netherlands vs Poland Today Football Match Live Score 11/06/2022
Netherlands and Poland face off in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at the De Kuip in Rotterdam on Sunday, June 12. The match will kick off at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Netherlands will assess Matthijs de Ligt for the Poland fixture after he picked up a knock in the previous match against Wales. The likes of Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries and Vincent Janssen could return to the playing XI or atleast make the bench having been rested in the last game.
Netherlands have had an unbeaten start to their UEFA Nations League 2022-23 campaign, with victories over Belgium (4-1) and Wales (2-1). The Group 4 leaders are unbeaten across all competitions since September 2021 and are poised to maintain the streak against a struggling Poland side.
Poland, on the other hand, are coming off a disappointing 1-6 loss to Belgium. The Polish team have lost just two games since June 2021 and need to be at their utmost best to pull off a miraculous victory against an in-form Oranje team.
Netherlands command a superior advantage in the head-to-head record against Poland with eight wins in 17 games. Poland, meanwhile, have won just three matches, with their last victory coming in 1979.The Dutch have won the last five head-to-head games in succession, including two victories coming in the 2020 UEFA Nations League.The Netherlands have made a perfect start to the Nations League so far, picking up wins against Belgium and Wales in their opening two matches. Poland provide the opposition in Rotterdam this weekend where they will be looking for a response from their players following a heavy defeat in Belgium.
The Netherlands have won each of their last five clashes with Poland and over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the pair’s last six head-to-heads. The hosts have also won four of their last six matches in all competitions and at least three goals have been scored in four of those matches. Poland have lost two of their last five games in all competitions and over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of their last five fixtures.
There is a good chance that we will be treated to goals at both ends of the pitch on Saturday as five of the last six meetings between the Netherland and Poland have ended the very same way. Both teams have also scored in five of the Netherlands’ last six outings as well as in four of Poland’s last five games, adding further weight to our prediction.
Netherlands looking to make it three wins from three in Group 4
The Netherlands left it late to secure all 3pts in Wales on Wednesday night but their 100% in this season’s Nations League remains intact. After a goalless first half, Koopmeiners put the visitors in front in the 50th-minute but Wales looked like they had rescued a point when Norrington-Davies equalised 2-minutes into stoppage time. However, the Netherlands forged one last attack and Burnley’s Weghorst scored a dramatic winning goal in the 94th-minute.Netherlands Predicted Lineup: Flekken, de Vrij, Hateboer, de Ligt, Malacia, Teze, Koopmeiners, Schouten, Weghorst, Gakpo & Lang
Poland took the lead in Brussels via their start striker Lewandowski but it proved to be a false dawn as Belgium ran out 6-1 winners in the end. Witsel scored before the break to make it 1-1 and just before the hour mark, Se Bruyne put the hosts 2-1. Trossard then scored twice to end any hopes of a Poland comeback and late on Dendoncker and Openda got in on the action, wrapping up a 6-1 victory.
Poland Predicted Lineup: Drągowski, Glik, Bednarek, Gumny, Puchacz, Krychowiak, Zieliński, Szymański, Żurkowski, Kamiński & Lewandowski
Team News Netherlands: Joël Veltman, Marten de Roon, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ryan Gravenberch, Donny van de Beek, Luuk de Jong and Donyell Malen have not been selected.Poland: Arkadiusz Reca, Maciej Rybus and Jakub Moder are the main absentees from the visitor’s squad.
The Netherlands are having a true resurgence. After some disappointing results in the past few tournaments, including not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, they have been playing some great football as of late. Against Poland, they will look to continue their amazing form and further solidify their first place in this group. Poland was somewhat stunned by the incredible 6-1 defeat to Belgium in the last Nations League matchday, but they are a much better team than that scoreline suggests. They have a win in this group over Wales and should be looking to secure a place in the Nations League A with a few positive results until the end of this campaign.As mentioned above, it is a true resurgence to the top of European football for the Dutch national team. The Netherlands last lost in the Round of 16 at the EURO 2020 tournament, falling to the Czech Republic 2-0. Since then, the Netherlands played eleven matches without defeat and only three were draws, two in official games and one in a friendly. Altogether, that loss to the Czech Republic is the only loss in the last one and a half years for a Dutch team primed to be one of the top contenders for the World Cup coming out of Europe.Outside of form, talent is a major reason why the Netherlands could win this game. They have some amazing players and they have been performing at a very high level. Guys like Frenkie de Jong, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Memphis Depay, and Wout Weghorst, to name a few, have been absolutely critical for all the success of the Dutch team. If they play on a high level again, it should be a win for the Netherlands in this game.
Finally, a major reason why the Netherlands could win this game is that they would effectively secure first place with a win here. Mathematically, there would be opportunities for Belgium and possibly Poland to catch up, but nine out of possible nine points would be very hard to overcome for any team in the running in this group. With the first place, the Netherlands would have a chance to win the Nations League trophy when it is all said and done.