The Netherlands face Gibraltar in their final Group B Euro 2024 qualifying match at Estadio Algarve, Portugal.
With a secured place in the tournament, Ronald Koeman’s side seeks a strong finish against Gibraltar, who faced a crushing defeat against France.
Gibraltar suffered a devastating 14-0 loss against France, adding to their difficult campaign. Despite their effort, they remain without a point and goal in the qualifiers, facing the possibility of finishing as the bottom team in the group.
The Netherlands secured their spot in Euro 2024 with a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland.
Though already through, Koeman’s squad seeks to conclude on a positive note to improve their seeding for the group-stage draw.
Gibraltar’s defender Ethan Santos received a red card against France and is suspended. They face defensive concerns, likely leading to full-backs Jayce Olivero or Ethan Jolley being deployed in defense.
For the Netherlands, injuries earlier led to the absence of several key players. However, no fresh injuries were reported after the Republic of Ireland match.
Koeman may opt to rotate the squad, offering chances to uncapped players like Jorrel Hato and Thijs Dallinga.
Jolley, Sergeant, Mouelhi, R. Chipolina, J. Chipolina;
Badr, Pozo, De Haro, Walker;
De Vrij, Van Dijk, Blind;
Teze, Koopmeiners, Wieffer, Hartman;
Stengs, Dallinga, Malen
Prediction: Gibraltar 0-5 Netherlands
While Gibraltar aims to avoid another heavy defeat, Netherlands, even with potential squad rotation, should secure a convincing victory.
The Netherlands will likely dominate the game, aiming for a comfortable win to bolster their seeding for the tournament draw.