ENG Vs NED Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between England and Netherlands.
England will take on the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League Semifinals at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Portugal on Thursday. Players have returned to international duty after an exhausting club campaign throughout the year.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur concluded their club duties on June 1, but some of their stars are expected to be named in the starting lineup. Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands finished first in the group which consisted of Germany and France, whilst England beat Spain and Croatia to this place.
We shall look at the Dream11 prediction for this game.
England Vs Netherlands Dream11 Team
Jasper Cillessen: The Netherlands have a formidable defence compared to England. Besides, Jasper Cillessen is the best goalkeeper to Jordan Pickford comparatively and has the ability to shut down the opponent’s attackers. He has a greater chance of keeping a clean sheet.
Matthijs De Ligt: Matthijs De Ligt is an exceptional defender. At the age of 19, he has shown enough maturity to take his game to another level. He has guidance in Virgil Van Dijk, who is slowly easing the pressure on the shoulders of De Ligt. He wins plenty of duels and has the nack of scoring goals from set pieces.
Virgil Van Dijk: Virgil Van Dijk has been indisputably the best defender in the world over the last 18 months. The Dutch Skipper has extraordinary abilities and makes tough jobs look easier. Like De Ligt, he wins plenty of duels and scores goals from the set pieces, thanks to his towering presence.
Harry Maguire: Harry Maguire is the best defender in England currently. The centre-back has the ability to nullify the opponent’s attackers and take the matter in his own hands by making forward runs at times. He is tall and can score plenty of headers.
Ben Chilwell: Since Danny Rose would be exhausted, Ben Chilwell would be preferred over him. The Leicester City defender had an extraordinary season, showcasing his quality contributions in defensive and attacking part. Since he would be playing as a wing-back, he has the luxury to link up with the attackers more often.
Frenkie De Jong: Frenkie De Jong has the uncanny ability to escape opponents challenges with nimble footwork. He has the ability to make forward runs and contribute towards the final third. He has won plenty of duels in the middle of the park and is expected to do the same.
Georginio Wijnaldum: Georginio Wijnaldum, like Virgil Van Dijk, returned to International duty on Tuesday, but Ronald Koeman has already confirmed their presence in the starting lineup. The midfielder has been used in an advanced role with the Netherlands and he is contributing much more to the final third.
Jesse Lingard (C): Jesse Lingard is completely a different player under Gareth Southgate. The English International will be used as an attacking midfielder and his tally has never been short of promising. He is given the free role and he likes to get inside the box and score plenty of goals.
Raheem Sterling: Raheem Sterling has been on the slower end over the last two months. He has not contributed much to the goal tally for the Citizens in this period. He either plays with the striker or through the right wing. Sterling can exploit the left flank, but he has to come up against Van Dijk.
Marcus Rashford: Following his ankle injury, Marcus Rashford has not been at his best. The English International has the ability to score goals and create chances, but he has been struggling of late. In the absence of unfit Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford will be hoping to step up his game.
Memphis Depay (VC): Memphis Depay operates towards the left wing for the Dutch. The winger has contributed much towards the final third because he is one of the big creators for Ronald Koeman’s side. England’s right-hand side is slightly susceptible and he can take advantage of that.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.