Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible Lineups and Fantasy XI Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible starting lineups, and Fantasy XI Prediction of the Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 match at the Red Bull Arena, Leipzig in Germany on 22nd June, Saturday.

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Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview

Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Match Preview | Image: UEFA

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Ronald Koeman's Netherlands are set to face Didier Deschamps' France in their second group-stage match of the UEFA Euro 2024 at the Red Bull Arena, Leipzig in Germany on 22nd June, Saturday. Both sides started their campaign with victories. Netherlands faced Poland in their opener and won that game by 2-1. On the other side, France registered a narrow 1-0 victory against a brave Austria in their first game of the 2024 edition of the Euros. Both sides didn't play their best game and will be hoping to improve on Saturday. From possible starting XIs to Fantasy predictions, here is everything you need to know about the Netherlands vs France match in the UEFA Euro 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Netherlands vs France - UEFA Euro 2024

  • Date: 22/6/2024

  • Time: 12:30 am (IST)

  • Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany

Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Match Venue
Red Bull Arena, Leipzig | Image: Wikipedia

How to watch the Netherlands vs France UEFA Euro 2024 match?

The Live streaming of the match between the Netherlands and France will be on the Sony Liv app. The Netherlands vs France football match will also be telecast live on the Sony Sports TV network in India.

Netherlands vs France: Head-to-Head stats

Netherlands and France have faced each other 30 times. France have the upper hand, winning 16 of those games and France have registered 11 games while 3 matches have ended in a draw. 

  • Matches Played: 30
  • Netherlands won: 11
  • France won: 16
  • Drawn: 3

Netherlands vs France: Last five clashes

  • 13 Oct 2023: Netherlands 1-2 France (UEFA Euro Qualifiers)
  • 25 Mar 2023: France 4-0 Netherlands (UEFA Euro Qualifiers)
  • 16 Nov 2018: Netherlands 2-0 France (UEFA Nations League)
  • 09 Sep 2018: France 2-1 Netherlands (UEFA Nations League)
  • 31 Aug 2017: France 4-0 Netherlands (FIFA World Cup)

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Team News


Ronald Koeman's men fought back from a goal down to beat Poland 2-1 in their opening game of the campaign. No injury concerns for the Netherlands. Brian Brobbey is now training with the team again, and he should be available for Koeman in the game against France.

The midfield is a little bit of a concern for Koeman. Schouten, Veerman and Reijnders should be starting for the Dutches on Saturday. Xavi Simons had a great outing against Poland and he will be playing in front of those three midfielders. Memphis Depay's performances are not up to the mark and he missed some chances against Poland too.

Netherlands vs France: Bart Verbruggen dropped a terrific performance against Poland
Bart Verbruggen dropped a terrific performance against Poland | Image: X

Wout Weghorst scored a goal with his first touch after coming off the bench against Poland and he has always scored those important goals for his side. So, Koeman may favour him against a star-studded French team or he will just come off the bench once again. Cody Gakpo scored an important goal in the last match but his performance dropped after that. The coach will hope to see him in full colours on Saturday.


Netherlands vs France: N'Golo Kante had a sensational game against Austria
N'Golo Kante had a sensational game against Austria | Image: X

France did the double over the Netherlands in the qualifiers. They have won seven of their last eight matches against the Netherlands, although the Netherlands have won in their last two games at the Euros finals, including a 4-1 demolition in the 2008 group phase.

The France fans are worried about Kylian Mbappe who left with a bloody nose and shirt in the game against Austria, but the ex-Paris Saint-Germain attacker could still feature in the latter stages of the tournament with a protective mask. He will not be available in the game against the Netherlands but he is still training with the team. French media have reported that Mbappe will have to sit out Friday's crunch clash.

Deschamps is expected to call upon record goalscorer Olivier Giroud to fill the gap. The 37-year-old is not 100% but should be available as it is not that worrying. Eduardo Camavinga (ankle) and his Real Madrid teammate Aurelien Tchouameni (foot) are also available but they cannot replace N'Golo Kante who was the best player for Franc against Austria.

Mike Maignan also had a terrific game against Austria and he will be at the goal for sure. Saliba had a game to forget. He made lots of mistakes but thanks to Kante, France didn't concede a goal. Theo was at his best and Kounde did his job as the right back too. Dembele needs to improve while Thuram needs to be clinical in front of the goal. Grizmann always tries to give his best whenever he plays and he will be the main player for France in the game against the Netherlands.

Possible Starting XIs

Netherlands' possible starting lineup:

Verbruggen; Dumfries, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Ake; Schouten, Veerman; Simons, Reijnders, Gakpo; Depay

France's possible starting lineup:

Maignan; Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, Hernandez; Kante, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Thuram; Giroud

Netherlands vs France: Fantasy XI Prediction

Mike Maignan; Denzel Dumfries, Virgil Van Dijk, William Saliba, Theo Hernandez; N'Golo Kante, Xavi Simons, Antoine Griezmann; Cody Gakpo, Marcus Thuram; Olivier Giroud

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