UEFA Euro 2020

Netherlands predicted lineup vs Austria - Euro 2020

Ross Jackson
Netherlands will be looking for their second win of the tournament
Netherlands will be looking for their second win of the tournament / ANP Sport/Getty Images
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After looking nailed on to record a comfortable win over Ukraine in their first outing at Euro 2020, the Netherlands were kind enough to almost make an absolute mess of it and instead treated us to one of the games of the tournament so far.

Frank de Boer's men eventually secured the three points courtesy of Denzel Dumfries' late header, though not before they'd thrown away a two-goal lead in a game that seemed to be done and dusted.

The Netherlands face Austria in their second Group C game on Thursday and their defence will need to be much tighter if they're to prevail against the likes of David Alaba and Marko Arnautovic.

Here's how 90min thinks De Boer's starting XI will look...


Netherlands predicted lineup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Matthijs de Ligt should be fit for his side's game with Austria
Matthijs de Ligt should be fit for his side's game with Austria / BSR Agency/Getty Images

Maarten Stekelenburg (GK) - Seems weird to suggest he had very little to do against Ukraine given he conceded twice but there really wasn't a lot he could do about either goal. Will be hoping for a similarly quiet outing against Austria - but without the conceding twice part.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - Sat out the Netherlands' opener after picking up an injury, though De Boer confirmed his absence was purely precautionary and so he should be fit to take his place in the backline. The Juventus man is a superb talent and one of 90min's players to watch as part of the Our21 series.

Stefan de Vrij (CB) - Has enjoyed an impressive season at club level with Inter and will be imperative to his side's chances given they're without Virgil van Dijk.

Daley Blind (CB) - Did brilliantly to represent his country against Ukraine after admitting he was considering not playing after the incident involving Christian Eriksen. Withdrawn in the second half against Ukraine but likely to be named in the starting XI once again.


2. Midfielders

Georginio Wijnaldum scored in his side's win over Ukraine
Georginio Wijnaldum scored in his side's win over Ukraine / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Denzel Dumfries (RWB) - Loves to get forward down the Netherlands right and is key to his side's style of play. Produced a brilliant header to secure the win last time out.

Marten de Roon (CM) - The antithesis of a Dutch midfielder but that's not to say he isn't important to his team. Usually runs at least two marathons in the space of 90 minutes and is an automatic starter.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) - Looked good against Ukraine and helped to add a calmness that was sorely lacking in one of the most frantic games of the tournament so far.

Owen Wijndal (LWB) - A surprise omission from De Boer's starting XI last Sunday but was introduced in the second half and is likely to be handed his first start of the competition against Austria.

Georginio Wijnaldum (AM) - After a subpar season at club level the former Liverpool man was back with a bang against Ukraine, driving his team forward and scoring a brilliant goal to break the deadlock.


3. Forwards

Memphis Depay will definitely be named in the starting XI
Memphis Depay will definitely be named in the starting XI / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Wout Weghorst (ST) - Almost turned from hero to villain against Ukraine as he doubled his side lead but then lost his man in the build-up to their equaliser. Looked a real handful and helped provide a focal point to the attack.

Memphis Depay (ST) - Incredible that he didn't open his account for Euro 2020 given his side managed three goals in their opening game. Still, he's one of the first names on the team sheet for the Netherlands.


You can read the full preview of Netherlands vs Austria here.

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