Soccer Prediction PORTUGAL – NETHERLANDS
Portugal repeats its ranges before the next World Cup. In the reconstruction phase, the Netherlands wants to make a blow against the European Champions. No benefit in terms of motivation
State of form
European Champion to everyone’s surprise in 2016, Portugal logically qualified for the World Cup by finishing 1st in their playoff heats, just ahead of Switzerland. Since then, Bernardo Silva’s partners have played three friendlies, resulting in a success against Saudi Arabia (3-0), a draw against the United States (1-1) and a victory against Egypt on Friday. last (2-1), thanks to a doubling of CR7 in stoppage time.
Only third in their group, behind France and Sweden, the Netherlands will not see the world in Russia next summer. After 5 successes in all competitions and 2 wins away in friendly in November 2017, against Scotland (0-1) and Romania (0-3), Ronald Koeman’s players finally relapsed last weekend , at home against England (0-1
Headcount for PORTUGAL – NETHERLANDS
Portugal is almost complete for this gathering. Indeed, only incumbent holders Pepe (Besiktas) and Coentrao (Sporting) are absent due to injury. We also note the absences of the little used Eder (Lokomotiv Moscow), Pizzi, Ruben Dias (Benfica), Semedo (Barcelona), and the excellent Rony Lopes (Monaco), not retained. The group is led by Rui Patricio (Sporting), Bruno Alves (Rangers), Neto (Fenerbahçe), Fonte (China), Guerreiro (Dortmund), Moutinho (Monaco), Joao Mario (West Ham), Bernardo Silva ( Man City), Carvalho (Sporting), Guedes (Valencia), Quaresma (Besiktas) and of course Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid). It will also highlight the presence of Rolando (OM) behind.
In the continuity, the Netherlands called almost the same group as against Romania. We note the absence of former stars Robben (Bayern Munich) and Sneijder (Qatar), retired, defenders Blind (Man U), Janmaat (Watford), Martins Indi (Stoke), Rekik (ex-OM) and Bruma (Wolfsburg) , midfielders Klaasen (Everton), Van Ginkel (PSV) and scorer Janssen (Fenerbahçe). The squad is led by Cillessen (Barcelona), De Vrij (Lazio), Van Djik, Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Strootman (Roma), Babel (Besiktas), Depay (OL), Promes (Spartak Moscow) and Dost (Sporting Portugal). Very promising, Patrick’s son, Justin Kluivert (Ajax), is called for the first time in the group, as the scorer Weghorst (AZ) and the defender Hateboer (Atalanta)
Prediction PORTUGAL – NETHERLANDS
Carried by a Cristiano Ronaldo of fire, Portugal can overcome a formation of the Netherlands largely within his reach
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