POL Vs NED Fantasy Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Second spot up for grabs in today’s showdown.
With second spot in Group 1 of League A still being up in the air, today’s impending match between Poland and Netherlands makes for an intriguing affair. The winner of this fixture will end up not only asserting itself of second position but also stand an outside chance of making it into the ensuing round if Italy end up faltering in their tie.
For last edition’s finalists, this encounter is one last chance to redeem themselves in the group. Its been a long and stretched out season for a Netherlands side which has completely failed to live upto the colossal expectations accorded on its hands after their silver medal finish in the maiden instalment of the tournament.
Going three matches without a win in the UEFA Nations League, Netherlands finally managed to wrench out of that impasse with a 3-1 win the last time they took to the middle. It’s a showing the side will looking to dish out a spitting image of and leave the tournament having reminded everyone of what they can really do when functioning at their full capacity.
Where Netherlands finally amassed a win, Poland on the other hand saw their three match unbeaten spree be curtailed the last time around. The 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Italians saw them not only slip into third place but more importantly lose out on a spot in the semi-finals.
This clash will be a low scoring affair, one where either side places importance on the defensive side of the game with the clash curbing in a draw.
Probable Playing 11
- Damien and Jakub have both sustained injuries, Michal and Bartlomej are out with COVID while Jacek continues to remain suspended for Poland.
- Nathan, Jasper, Justin, Tonny and Teun are all going to skip today’s encounter due to their prevalent injuries while Ryan has tested positive for COVID.
Szczesny, Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Reca, Krychowiak, Moder, Szymanski, Linetty, Grosicki, Lewandowski
Krul, Dumfries, De Vrij, Blind, Wijndal, Van de Beek, Wijnaldum, F De Jong, Berghuis, Malen, Depay
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: Poland Vs Netherlands Group 1
Date And Time: 19th November, Thursday- 1:15am IST
Venue: Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Lewandowski: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
- Wijnaldum: 2 Goals
Netherlands Vs Poland: 1-0
POL Vs NED Fantasy Team Picks
Prior to their foregone outing against Italy, Poland had gone on a spree of three successive cleansheets. The side made for an impenetrable defensive setup, one which refused to let anything past it owing to the pluck of Wojciech Szczensy.
CB Kamil Glik has the one goal to show for his efforts to see him become the second defensive pick from the side for today’s clash. Netherlands on the other hand will see us opt for an entire trivalent of picks with the side letting in just three goals past it including a cleansheet against the Polish the last time these two met.
We begin with Denzel Dumfries whose made full use of his skill set to make his presence felt all over the park for Netherlands and pull off two assists for the side. The tenacious and gritty Stefan de Vrij and Daley Blind will be assisting him for the fixture.
Top scoring for Netherlands with the two goals to his name, Giorgi Wijnaldum will constitute the first part of the selections from his country. Donny van de Beek who has scored once for the side will link up with him with Frenkie de Jong wrapping up the triad from the side.
The Polish setup will see Napoli man, Piotr Zilenski be inducted in our side owing to his ability to both do the dirty work and send the ball across the face of the goal for his compatriots.
He needed November to score his first goal for Netherlands in 2020 but having finally pulled it off, Memphis Depay with the one goal and one assist from Netherlands becomes the first name to grace this facet of our side.
The home side on the other hand will see the flair of striker Robert Lewandowski find a place in our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Robert’s two goals and one assist see him captain our team for today while Depay is the vice-captain.
Wojciech, Glik, Dumfries, Blind, Stefan, Giorgi, Donny, Piotr, Frenkie, Robert, Depay
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.