NED Vs POR Dream 11 prediction: The Sportsrush brings you the Dream 11 prediction for Portugal Vs Netherlands.
In the final of the UEFA Nations league, Netherlands will compete against European Champions- Portugal tonight. Both the teams had dramatic matches in Semi-finals stage, from VAR controversy to an own-goal deciding an elimination.
Portugal reached final after defeating Switzerland in the previous stage, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular hattrick forced the Swiss Internationals out of the tournament.
On the other hand, England overcame one-goal deficit in the dying minutes of the regular game-time, and later securing a 3-1 win over England to reach final.
This contest will be interesting as defensive prowess of the Dutch national team will face the attacking brilliance of Portugal.
Thus, We shall look at the dream 11 picks between Portugal and Switzerland.
Portugal Vs Netherland
Rui Patricio: The Portuguese goalkeeper showed some amazing match performance against Switzerland, and achieved 7 clean sheets with Wolve in the premier league in 37 appearances. Thus, making a cut into the team.
Nelson Semedo: Semedo started ahead of Cancelo in the last round. His attacking prowess and pace on the right-flank makes him a threat on the wings. Thus, he could be a crucial player to the side.
Virgil Van Dijk: The best defender in the world according to the current form will surely have an influence on the match. His tackling ability are impeccable, and has the ability to score through set pieces. Thus, a sure entrant in this combined 11.
Matthij De Ligt: The Dutch prodigy has gained prominence after his exhibits with Ajax. Additionally, in the last round, he proved that he is a major aerial threat and a man of big occasions, after he scored an equaliser against England to keep Netherlands in the tournament.
Bernardo Silva: The Portuguese International was very crucial for Portugal in the last round, as he formed an alliance to punish Switzerland, as he gave one assist to Ronaldo in his spectacular hattrick. Thus, a quality addition to the team.
Georginio Wijnaldum: The Dutch midfielder has been a brilliant comrade to the National team, plus his ability to score from midfield makes him a threat to opposition. Thus , his inclusion can be fruitful.
Frankie De Jong: Although a young player in the squad but his talent is blooming early, as he is already being considered the best midfielder in the Dutch squad. His performance against England made people compare him to Xavi Hernandez, thus showing his importance in the Oranjes.
Ryan Babel: The Fulham player is one of the new trusted inclusion in the Dutch squad, as he has started in all recent games. His attacking prowess from the left-flank makes a crucial inclusion into the team. Therefore, he is included in this combined 11.
Joao Felix: The young Portuguese International has gained international attention after his exploits with Benfica. In the last round, the player was impressive with his blistering pace and defense-tearing crosses. Thus, we can expect an impactful performance by the youngster tonight.
Memphis Depay: Depay has been phenomenal with his national team this year as he amassed 5 goals and 2 assists in 7 appearances for the Oranjes this season. Considering his influence, he is our vice-captain tonight.
Cristiano Ronaldo: The hattrick hero is definitely the best player on the pitch tonight, and has the ability to win this game for Portugal single-handedly. Thus, he is our captain tonight.
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.