The Netherlands host Wales in Amsterdam on Tuesday night in their fourth and final UEFA Nations League clash of the international period. Kick-off is at 19.45.

It has been a successful international period for the Netherlands, who opened with a 4-1 win over Belgium in Brussels before defeating Wales 2-1 in Cardiff. On Friday, Oranje went 2-0 down against Poland in Rotterdam, but fought back to draw 2-2 with Memphis Depay missing a last minute penalty to win it.

Netherlands will now end their international break with a home clash against Wales, who are currently bottom of the group with only one point from their three matches. That point came on Friday as Wales battled for a 1-1 draw at home to Belgium.

The match is Netherlands final game before September when they will resume the Nations League with a tie in Poland.

Team News

Louis van Gaal has already confirmed that Matthijs de Ligt will start the game in the centre of defence and he will be Oranje captain. Jasper Cillessen and Vincent Janssen are the other two confirmed starts.

It is believed that Noa Lang will start alongside Janssen in the attack, while Bruno Martins Indi and Guus Til will also be hoping for an opportunity to impress.

Possible Netherlands line-up: Cillessen, Hateboer, Malacia, De Vrij, Teze, Martins Indi, Schouten, Koopmeiners, Gakpo, Lang, Janssen

Wales will be without the injured Neco Williams, Danny Ward, Joe Morrell and Joe Allen, while Rhys Norrington-Davies is suspended.

Possible Wales line-up: Hennessey; Mepham, Rodon, Gunter; Ampadu; Roberts, Ramsey, Burns, Wilson; James, Bale

Odds

Netherlands 33/100 Draw 4/1 Wales 9/1

Previous Meetings

Netherlands have won all nine previous meetings against Wales including the 2-1 win last Wednesday.

Can Netherlands end the international period on a high?

The draw against Poland has raised a few question marks about the Netherlands side, but it will be a very successful international period if Oranje can defeat Wales on Monday.

Van Gaal is set to tinker with his side again and give chances to a number of players, including Vincent Janssen, who will play his first international since 2017. The striker will be keen to prove he is still capable of playing at this level following his move to Mexico.

Wales may pose a bigger threat with Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in their starting line-up, but Netherlands will go into the game as favourites. Anything other than a victory will put a damper on what has been an encouraging international period.




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