Roy Hodgson’s England side will be high on confidence as they prepare to take on the Netherlands at the Wembley Stadium in an International Friendly on Tuesday night.
A successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, followed by a memorable comeback win over Germany will go a long way towards boosting the Three Lions’s spirits, as they get ready for the summer. However, manager Roy Hodgson is set to make a number of changes to starting lineup, as he prepares his team for the Dutch test. In fact, if reports from the British media are to be believed, the only player who is set to be retained in England’s starting XI is Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose.
On the other hand, the Dutch are still trying to get over their miserable qualifying campaign, as they look ahead to a summer without Euro 2016 action. However, manager Danny Blind will be looking to build his squad up for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and a result against a buoyant England side will go a long way towards boosting the morale of the Oranje.
Possible Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Forster; Rose, Stones, Jagielka, Walker; Drinkwater, Milner; Walcott, Barkley, Sturridge; Vardy.
Possible Starting XI (4-3-3): Vermeer; Willems, Blind, Bruma, Veltman; Bazoer, Clasie, Wijnaldum; Depay, Huntelaar, Promes.
- England have scored 10 goals in their last five international matches.
- The Three Loins have lost only one of their last 12 internationals.
- The Dutch have coneded 12 goals in their last five internationals.
- Netherlands were able to register wins only against Latvia and Kazakhstan, who are ranked 83 and 110 places below them in the FIFA rankings, respectively.
- In the heat-to-head record, England edge the Dutch 13-8, while 10 matches between the two sides have ended as draws.
England 3-1 Netherlands
The Three Lions have shown sublime form over the last year or so, and are set to draw inspiration from their brilliant come from behind victory over World Champions Germany last week. The Netherlands on the other hand, have not been in the best of form lately, and will be looking to salvage some of their lost pride by getting a result against a formidable English outfit. However on current form, the English look like a much better side, and egged on by the home crowd, are expected to win this match easily.
Odds (Paddy Power)