The Netherlands are back in action with another UEFA Nations League fixture this weekend as they take on Belgium on Sunday. Both teams have great squads at their disposal and will want to win this game.

Belgium currently sit second in Group 4 of the UEFA Nations League table and will be intent on pushing their opponents into first place. The Belgian side edged Wales to an important 2-1 victory this week and will be looking to achieve a similar result in this fixture.

The Netherlands, meanwhile, top their group in the competition and have been impressive this year. The Oranje beat Poland by a comfortable 2-0 margin in their previous game and will be determined to hold onto their top spot this weekend.


Netherlands vs Belgium head to head

The Netherlands have a good record against Belgium and have won 56 of the 138 matches played between the two teams. Belgium have managed 41 wins against the Oranje and will look to reduce the deficit in this game.

The previous meeting between the two European giants took place in June this year and ended in a 4-1 victory for the Netherlands. Belgium were largely outclassed that day and will have to rise to the occasion this weekend.

Netherlands form guide in UEFA Nations League: WWWWWW

Belgium form guide in the UEFA Nations League: WWDWL


Netherlands vs Belgium Team News

The Netherlands have a point to prove
The Netherlands have a point to prove

Netherlands

Hans Hateboer and Noa Lang have not been selected for this round of matches and will not be available against Belgium. Memphis Depay received a knock against Poland this week and might not be risky in this game.

Injured: Tim Krul

Doubtful: Memphis Depay, Teun Koopmeiners

Unavailable: Hans Hateboer, Noa Lang

Belgium have a strong team
Belgium have a strong team

Belgium

Romelu Lukaku is currently recovering from an injury and won’t be able to play a role in this game. Kevin De Bruyne is back in the Belgium squad for this round of fixtures and will be available for selection.

Injured: Romelu Lukaku

Doubtful: None

Unavailable: None


Netherlands vs Belgium Predicted XI

Netherlands Predicted XI (3-4-3): Remko Pasveer; Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk, Stefan de Vrij; Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong; Cody Gakpo, Steven Bergwijn, Wout Weghorst

Belgium Predicted XI (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Leander Dendoncker; Timothy Castagne, Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Hans Vanaken; Charles De Ketelaere, Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens


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Netherlands vs Belgium Prediction

Belgium have a great squad and several impressive players available during the international break. The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens have stepped up for the Red Devils in the past and will need to be at their best against a formidable opponent.

The Netherlands have shown tremendous improvement over the past year and have a few issues to deal with ahead of the World Cup. Both teams are on equal footing on paper and could draw this weekend.

Prediction: Netherlands 1-1 Belgium


Edited by Aditya Hosangadi

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