After missing out on the 2016 edition, the Netherlands have made a return to the competition in hopes of repeating their only triumph in 1988. Frank De Boer’s men had a relatively simple road to qualification, taking second spot in Group C.
They did it convincingly too, scoring 24 goals in eight games (3 goals per game) whilst conceding just seven. With the likes of Wijnaldum and Depay among others, Netherlands can dream of making a strong run.
Ukraine had a strong run into the competition, beating the likes of Portugal and Serbia to take first spot in Group B. With Andriy Shevchenko, a legend at the helm, the Yellow and Blue will surely go into the competition with confidence.
Look out for Memphis Depay
Despite placing second in Group C during qualification, the Dutch side scored 24 in eight games and Lyon forward Memphis Depay played a huge part in those figures. The former Manchester United man scored six goals and assisted a further seven.
This means that the Barcelona linked star was directly involved in 54.17% of Netherland’s goals during qualification, an indication of how the team relies on his creativity and finishing.
Ukraine would have to fashion effective ways to slow Depay down or risk a bloodbath.
Netherlands are huge favorites to win this tie, with Betway pricing their odds at 1.59 whilst Ukraine have their odds at 5.82. Memphis Depay has the lowest odds among the anytime scorers list (2.62). A one goal handicap for Ukraine has also been priced at 2.30.
Frank De Boer announced a 34-man preliminary squad on 14th May and announced the final squad on 26th May. Cillessen withdrew from the squad after testing positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Marco Bizot.
Netherlands predicted XI: Krul, De Ligt, de Vrij, Dumfries, Wijndal, Frenkie de Jong, Wijnaldum, Klaasen, Depay, Luuk de Jong, Promes
Andriy Shevchenko announced a 35-man preliminary squad on 30th April and after some additions and exits, the final squad was released on 1st June.
Ukraine predicted XI: Bushchan, Zabarnyi, Matviyenko, Mykolenko, Karavayev, Makarenko, Zinchenko, Sobol, Malinovskyi, Zubkov, Yaremchuk
Netherlands v Ukraine head-to-head
11th August 2010: Ukraine 1-1 Netherlands (International Friendly)
24th May 2008: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (International Friendly)
Ukraine have not had much luck when facing the Dutch national team. The two teams have only faced twice in history with Netherlands winning one and drawing one. The Dutch side are averaging two goals per game against Ukraine.
Both teams will battle on a competitive stage for the very first time and they will look to get their campaigns off to great starts.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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