Netherlands travel to Warsaw on Thursday for their penultimate UEFA Nations League group game. Kick off is at 19.45 BST.

Netherlands currently sit top of their Nations League group with the clash against Poland and a home tie against Belgium left to play.

Louis van Gaal will use the two games as his final preparations for the World Cup in Qatar later this year. His side are unbeaten since he took charge and have not lost in any of their last seven away ties.

Poland currently sits third in the group and the match earlier in the group did finish 2-2 in Amsterdam.

Team News

Louis van Gaal could hand a debut to Ajax midfielder Kenneth Taylor, while goalkeepers Andries Noppert and Remko Pasveer could also make their debuts.

Memphis Depay and Steven Bergwijn should begin together up front, while there is no Bruno Martins Indi due to injury.

Possible Netherlands line-up: Pasveer, Dumfries, Blind, Timber, Van Dijk, Ake, Frenkie, Koopmeiners, Berghuis, Bergwijn, Memphis

Robert Lewandowski is expected to start up front for Poland, who are without Matty Cash due to injury. Jacek Goralski is also out for the Poles, while former Ajax striker Arkaduisz Milik will probably start on the bench.

Possible Poland line-up: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Bednarek, Kiwior, Reca; Krychowiak, Linetty; Frankowski, Zielinski, Zalewski; Lewandowski

Odds

Poland 5/2 Draw 5/2 Netherlands 1/1

Can Netherlands get the win in Warsaw?

A win for Netherlands would all but seal progression to the next round for Oranje, but more importantly, this game is a warm up for the World Cup.

Van Gaal may use the game to experiment but most likely he will use his strongest eleven to see how it combines. Poland will be a tough test, especially with Lewandowski in red hot form.

There are still question marks over a number of positions, such as Blind or Tyrell Malacia at left-back, while the goalkeeper spot is up for grabs. It is important for a number of players to impress in this tie.

A draw would not be a bad result in Warsaw, but a win would be a big boost of confidence.




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