Netherlands will look to make it three wins from three in the UEFA Nations League when they host Poland in Amsterdam on Saturday evening.

Netherlands have had a successful international period so far with a comfortable 4-1 win in Belgium followed up with a 2-1 win over Wales.

Louis van Gaal decided to make eleven changes for the game against Wales but they still sealed the win thanks to a late header from striker Wout Weghorst. Netherlands now heads back to Amsterdam for two home games, starting with Poland on Saturday.

Poland are currently sitting on three points from their two games in the group. A 2-1 win over Wales got them off to a good start but they were then hammered 6-1 in Belgium.

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Vincent Janssen has joined the group and he comes into contention for a start against Poland.

Matthijs de Ligt picked up a knock in the win over Wales and it remains to be seen whether he starts against Poland.

Van Gaal may decide to bring back a number of players that were rested against Wales, including Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries.

Possible Netherlands line-up: Cillessen, Dumfries, Blind, Timber, De Vrij, Ake, De Jong, Klaassen, Berghuis, Memphis, Bergwijn

Poland did not suffer any injuries during their big loss to Belgium on Wednesday, but it is likely that their head coach will make some changes. Robert Lewandowski is expected to start up front.

Possible Poland line-up: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek; Cash, Linetty, Zurkowski, Frankowski; Zielinski; Buksa, Lewandowski

Odds

Netherlands 2/5 Draw 7/2 Poland 13/2

Head to Head

Netherlands has a good record overall against Poland with eight wins and six draws from their 17 meetings.

The last five matches have all ended in Netherlands victories, including two during the 2020 UEFA Nations League. During that competition, Netherlands won 1-0 at home and 2-1 in Poland.

The last Polish victory over Netherlands came back in 1979.

Netherlands to make it three wins from three?

The match against Wales would have been an eye-opener for Van Gaal, who openly criticised Jordan Teze, Jerdy Schouten, and Cody Gakpo for their performances in the win.

It is likely that Van Gaal will turn to some of his more experienced players against a Poland side that may be low on confidence at the moment, but they contain a number of dangerous players that can hurt the Dutch defence.

Van Gaal will be looking for his players to bring the intensity from the clash against Belgium and make it three wins from three in the group stage. The reintroduction of Vincent Janssen is another intriguing story from the match, with the striker looking to prove himself. It is likely he will get his chance from the bench.

These games may not mean much but Van Gaal’s unbeaten run is continuing and it is great preparation for the World Cup later this year.

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