Here is the Netherland vs Ukraine Match Preview:
Netherland will start their Euro 2020 journey against Ukraine of Group C at Amsterdam Arena on Sunday.
From this group, both the team have superior possibility to qualify for the second round. So, this match is very important for both teams. It will help them to be group topper.
The Netherlands did not lose in their last two matches of International friendly. They made a comeback against Scotland. The scoreline was 2-2. After that match, they won 3-0 to Georgia on the weekend.
Memphis Depay bagged a brace against Scotland. Also, he scored from the penalty in the 10th minute. He is continuing his fine goalscoring form. The Lyon forward scored 6 goals in his last 6 games.
Also, Wout Weghorst is the perfect partner of Depay. He scored 20 goals in the Bundesliga for Wolfsburg.
Also, Ukraine won their last two international friendlies. They played against Northern Ireland and Cyprus. They won the matches without conceding a goal.
Netherland vs Ukraine Head to Head Records:
Netherlands form (all competitions):
W L W W D W
Ukraine form (all competitions):
D D D D W W
Also read, Review of Netherland Euro 2020 squad
For Netherland Donny Van de Beek is not available as he picked up a head injury. Also, Netherland’s first choice gk Jasper Cillessen is not available as he tested Covid positive.
Also, Netherland will not get the service of their best defender Virgil van Dijk. He picked up an injury in last October against Everton. He has an ACL injury.
Netherland will play in a 3-5-2 formation. Gravenberch will compete with Marten de Roon for a place alongside Georginio Wijnaldum. Wijnaldum recently signed a contract with PSG. Also, Netherland has Frenkie De Jong. He is currently the most versatile midfielder.
Shevchenko will try to play with a 4-3-3 system. Zinchenko will play in the mid-field position for his country. He plays in the left-back position for Manchester City. Ruslan Malinovskyi will lead the attack line.
Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Stekelenburg; Dumfries, De Ligt, De Vrij, Blind, Wijndal; De Roon, De Jong, Wijnaldum; Weghorst, Depay
Ukraine possible starting lineup:
Bushchan; Karavayev, Zabarnyi, Kryvtsov, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Shaparenko, Sydorchuk, Zinchenko; Malinovskyi, Yaremchuk