The Netherlands and Ukraine will be going against each other in a feisty contest on Sunday night.
Both teams have what it takes to win their respective groups and advance to the next round. But what will happen when these two play against each other? Let’s find out.
Netherlands 3-1 Ukraine
Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine
This year the Netherlands will be a significant force. With Frenkie de Jong and Wijnaldum in midfield, they have Barca-bound Depay in attack.
The Netherlands’ present side provides the squad a fantastic speed, experience and youth. They may be a bit shaky in defence without van Dijk, but they have what it takes to succeed against Ukraine.
Although they are not defeated in their last six games, Ukraine has been pretty good defensively.
They have been handed an easy task after facing an in-form Holland team in their first game, but if they manage to get something out of it, they will be set to qualify to the next round.
After a soft dismissal of Cillessen, either Stekelenburg or Krul will replace him. Furthermore, Virgil van Dijk remains absent. So, the following is how the two teams might line up tonight.
The Netherlands: Stekelenburg; Dumfries, De Ligt, De Vrij, Blind, Wijndal; De Roon, De Jong, Wijnaldum; Weghorst, Depay
Ukraine: Bushchan; Karavayev, Zabarnyi, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Shaparenko, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko; Malinovskyi, Yaremchuk
Our experts predict a win for the Netherlands or a draw at max. It is improbable for Ukraine to pull an upset here.
Our prediction: Netherlands 3-1 Ukraine
It will be a close call for the Netherlands despite their five-star midfield and attack. However, we can only wait to discover how it unfolds.
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