Netherlands vs. Spain Match Analysis and Prediction

The international break’s start brings about the most high profile friendly of the week ahead of the United Nations League this weekend. The Netherlands welcomes Spain at the Johan Cruijiff Arena in Amsterdam. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 11:45 pm.

Their last time outing saw pain stung with a defeat by Ukraine. It has been a tough road for the hosts in the fixture. They head into the clash on the back of four winless streaks in the competition.

The Netherlands were seen as the favorites to head into the European Champions finals this year. However, a mixture of disappointing results wipes away the dreams. The side is currently running to the match with a crisis.

It started with the head coach switching roles and heading to Camp Nou as the new head coach for Barcelona. It has been a tough take-over by Frank de Boer, who started with a three-game winless run in the competition.

The long term injury of defender Virgil Van Dijk spelled doom for the side given the Reds defender’s influence at the back. It started with a 1-0 loss to Mexico in a friendly. It followed with a 0-0 draw to Bosnia-Herzegovina in a UEFA Nations League clash. Their last time out saw Oranje net their first goal under Boer to the excitement of many.

The Netherlands vs. Spain Head to Head

Both sides have three games against each other with the Netherlands taking home two wins while Spain with only one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

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Italy 1-1 Netherlands

Bosnia & Herzegovina 0-0 Netherlands

Netherlands 0-1 Mexico

Netherlands 0-1 Italy

Northern Ireland 0-0 Netherlands

Away

Ukraine 1-0 Spain

Spain 1-0 Switzerland

Portugal 0-0 Spain

Spain 4-0 Ukraine

Germany 1-1 Spain

Netherlands Team News

Ajax young sensation Davy Klassen is back in involvement earning his first cap with the side.  Krasnodar midfielder Tonny Vilhena and Crystal Palace Van-Aaholt are also available for selection. There might be a select few players given a run with their match this weekend of added importance.

Spain Team News

Young sensation Ansu Fati suffered a knee injury and underwent successful knee surgery. He expects to remain on the sidelines for four months. Marcos Llorente’s features in the squad for the first time with Alvaro Morata and Koke are back in involvement.

Prediction and Odds

Spain needs momentum will be a full year since the side won back to back matches in the competition.

Draw

Both Teams to Score

Goals Under 2.5

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