Netherlands vs France: Preview, Lineups and Predictions

Netherlands vs France Euro 2024
Netherlands vs France Euro 2024

The Euro 2024 schedule gathers pace on Friday, with another three games on the schedule. The pick of the bunch comes from the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, where the Netherlands play France in a game you can follow live on BBC One. A game involving two huge names from European football and two potential champions. But which team will land the three points and the bragging rights on Friday before a global audience?

The Netherlands and France are two former European champions and arrive in Germany in great form. Both boast world-class squads and some eye-catching individual talent. This game has all the ingredients of a classic, and you armchair fans can’t wait for kick-off. Can the Netherlands or France win Euro 2024? We’ll have a better idea following this game.

  • Location: Leipzig
  • Stadium: Red Bull Arena
  • Date: 21 June 2024
  • Kick-Off Time: 21:00 CEST (20:00 BST)
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
  • VAR: Stuart Attwell

Netherlands Team News

Netherlands team euro 2024
Source: BTA

The Netherlands were favourites to beat Poland on matchday one and get three points on the board at the first time of asking. They lived up to expectations with a win over the Poles but were made to work hard by a dogged and determined opponent. Sunday’s game produced a 2-1 win for Oranje after they battled back from a goal down to win 2-1 thanks to strikes from Gakpo and Weghorst.

With a winning start under their belt and fewer nerves in the camp, the Netherlands now aims for a huge victory over one of the pre-competition betting favourites. The coaching staff, players, and fans know the team must improve, but they have a solid foundation to build off and can cause Les Bleus problems on a crucial evening.

France Team News

France Team EURO 2024
Source: BTA

France enters Friday’s important game knowing their opponents enjoyed an extra day to rest and recover. France didn’t get their campaign moving until Monday when they played Austria in a fascinating contest. The French are now fully up to speed, and we expect to see them move through the gears as they progress to the next round. A win on Friday would help set France on easy street.

Didier Deschamps aims to become only the second manager in history to win the UEFA European Championship as a player and a coach. He enjoys a fit and healthy squad after coming through Monday’s tough test, except for Kylian Mbappé, who broke his nose and will probably miss this game. We’ll see France improve on Monday and be fitter, stronger, and sharper on Friday.

Netherlands vs France H2H Record and Key Numbers

As you can imagine, when dealing with two huge names from European football, the Dutch and French are no strangers to meeting on the big stage. The head-to-head stats show the Netherlands and France have played 30 times, producing some memorable and high-scoring games over the years.

The H2H stats show France enters on 15 wins, with the Netherlands showing 11 victories and four ending in a draw. The most recent clash was in qualifying for this competition when Les Bleus battled to a 2-1 victory after winning 4-0 in the game before. France hasn’t lost to the Netherlands in two games, a run that stretches back to November 2018.

Possible Lineups

  • Netherlands (4-2-3-1): Verbruggen – Ake, van Dijk, de Vrij, Dumfries – Veerman, Schouten – Gakpo, Reijnders, Simons – Depay
  • France (4-2-3-1): Maignan – Hernandez, Upamecano, Saliba, Kounde – Kante, Rabiot – Dembele, Griezmann, Coman – Thuram

Where to Watch Netherlands vs France Euro 2024 – TV and Online Live Streaming

Didn’t snag a ticket to the Red Bull Arena? You can follow all the live plays on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Fans in the Netherlands can watch the game live on NOS channels, and in France, the match will be live on beIN Sports 1.

Match Prediction

When the nations last met, France beat the Netherlands 2-1, and we expect more of the same in this renewal. The Dutch may be fresher following a longer rest, but the French are firing and will use this game to send a statement of intent to the rest of the competition. Expect a hard-fought but deserved three points for Les Bleus.

Netherlands vs France Prediction
France to Win2.352.23

*Odds are subject to change

Frank Monkhouse
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