Netherlands will be bidding to bounce back from their heavy defeat to France when they continue their Euro 2024 qualification campaign at home to Gibraltar on Monday night. Holland opened their Group B campaign with a 4-0 loss to France on Friday, while Gibraltar suffered a 3-0 defeat to Greece in their first match in the section.
Netherlands are again expected to be without Cody Gakpo, Matthijs de Ligt, Joey Veerman, Sven Botman and Bart Verbruggen for Monday’s match, having missed out against France through illness.
Denzel Dumfries is available following a suspension, but Holland are also missing a couple of important players in the shape of Frenkie de Jong and Steven Bergwijn through injury.
Head coach Koeman is expected to make changes for this contest, with Wout Weghorst, Davy Klaassen, Daley Blind potentially coming into this side, while Donyell Malen could also feature in a forward area.
As for Gibraltar, no injuries have been reported from their clash with Greece last time out.
Liam Walker is the highest goalscorer in the current squad with five, and the 34-year-old should again feature in an advanced area for his country in this match.
Lee Casciaro, who will tun 42 later this year, is also being tipped to retain his spot in the side, with 40-year-old Roy Chipolina captaining the team from the middle of the defence.
Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Cillessen; Dumfries, Ake, Van Dijk, Blind; Wijnaldum, De Roon, Klaassen; Memphis, Weghorst, Malen
Gibraltar possible starting lineup:
Coleing; Sergeant, R Chipolina, Lopes, Olivero; Valarino, Torrilla, Ronan, Britto; Walker, Casciaro
Prediction: Netherlands 5-0 Gibraltar
Netherlands were so disappointing against France last time out, but we are fully expecting Koeman’s side to bounce back in this match. Gibraltar would not have wanted to face Holland off the back of a heavy loss, and we are tipping the home side to win their second game in the section in style.