Belgium to go for broke in Dutch goal bonanza
Low countries rivals Netherlands and Belgium tussle once more for qualification to the semi-final stage of the UEFA Nations League at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam. The tiebreaker rules mean the visitors have to win by a margin of three goals or more, and the emphasis on attack is going to mean plenty of opportunities for the hosts to expose their defensive fragility once more. Read our preview here:
Mind the Gakpo
Oranje made light work of Poland in midweek to extend their unbeaten run to 15 games and make near certain their appearance in the last four. PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo notched another strike in an already very fruitful campaign, and is set for another start in an unconventional front two alongside Steven Bergwijn. The focus of the hosts' attacking play will be to split the duo and allow the midfield to burst into the final third.
No mean Theate
Roberto Martínez managed to grab a rare win over Wales to give the Red Devils a slither of a shot at leapfrogging their adversaries. Kevin De Bruyne was central as ever to their best moments, but the real path to victory will be in keeping things tighter than normal in defence. Zeno Debast was fast-tracked at the tender age of 18 into the back three in midweek, but is likely to drop out here. Toby Alderweireld wil cover the right channel and Rennes' stopper Arthur Theate the left. There has been a tacit acknowledgement by the stubborn head coach that the personnel in front of Thibaut Courtois must change if they're not to be outpaced as well as outnumbered.
Casumo have odds of 4.80 for over 4.5 goals in the game, just like what happened last time the two sides met.