Netherlands vs France Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

Netherlands vs France Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024


  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Friday, June 21
  • Kick-off Time: 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Red Bull Arena, Germany

Netherlands national football team will test their mettle in their second game of the Euro 2024 campaign when they take on the France national football team in their second Group D tie at the Red Bull Arena. World Champions France are dubbed as the favorite to top this group.

Netherlands national football team will aim for a positive outcome on Friday against a side that would be without their star player Kylian Mbappe entering this game. Ronald Koeman’s side have made an excellent start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Poland in their last game. They are level on points with France , occupying the top position in the group table

Meanwhile, the France national football team secured a narrow 1-0 win over Austria in their opening game last week. Despite finishing top of their Euro 2024 qualifying group and winning seven of their last eight matches against Netherlands in all competitions, France will remain cautious while heading into this game. They will walk in as one of the favorites in this competition as they bring a mix of youth and experience into the squad.

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Netherlands vs France Team News

Netherlands Squad
Netherlands Squad (Getty Images)

Netherlands national football team news

Netherlands, on the other hand, will be without Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong who will miss the Euros due to an ankle injury and was replaced by Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen. Apart from De Jong, Atlanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners was also ruled out of the tournament due to a groin injury. Xavi Simons could be dropped following his poor display in the last game.

France national football team news

Manager Didier Deschamps will be without star man Kylian Mbappe who sustained a broken nose in the previous tie against Austria. Reports suggest that the new Real Madrid forward will return in the knockout stages. The forward will not need immediate surgery and France will be monitoring the forward’s condition. Olivier Giroud or Kingsley Coman could be introduced in the first-team setup.

France Squad
France Squad (Getty Images)

Predicted Lineups

Netherlands national football team Predicted lineup:

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

France national football team Predicted lineup:

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


The two sides have faced off 30 times in the past, with the Netherlands national football team securing 16 wins whereas France managed only 11. The other three games ended in a draw between both sides.

Last five results:

Netherlands 1-2 France – UEFA European Championship – October 13, 2023
France 4-0 Netherlands – UEFA European Championship – March 24, 2023
Netherlands 2-0 France – UEFA Nations League – November 16, 2018
France 2-1 Netherlands – UEFA Nations League – September 09, 2018
France 4-0 Netherlands – FIFA World Cup – August 31, 2017

Key Players to Watch out for

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann (Getty Images)

The Atletico Madrid attacker is one of the first names on the Didier Deschamp’s starting XI. Griezman was a key member of France’s World Cup winning squad back in 2018. The veteran forward recently set an international record of playing 84 consecutive games for France. In the 2016 Euros, Griezmann secured the Golden Boot by scoring six goals in the competition. The 33-year-old forward has been a constant presence in Deschamp’s managerial reign.

Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo
Cody Gakpo (Getty Images)

The Liverpool forward was on the scoresheet in the Netherlands’ 2-1 win over Poland last week. After the Poles took an early lead in the first half, Gakpo scored an equaliser in the 29th minute and was officially handed the Man of the Match Award.

Netherlands vs France Prediction

Netherlands national football team have had a sensational start in the European Championships with their 2-1 comeback against Poland in their opening fixture. Ronald Koeman’s men demonstrated resilience and perseverance to overcome a high-spirited Polish team. They finished second in their qualifying group, just four points behind World Champions France.

France national football team, meanwhile, looks like a stronger side despite struggling in their opening game of the Euro 2024 campaign. Although they managed a 1-0 win over Austria, they have dealt with a major blow with an injury to their star player Kylian Mbappe. They are set to enter this game in strong form as they are unbeaten in their last 13 international games.

Predicted Score: Netherlands 1-2 France 

Where to Watch Netherlands vs France Live?

QWhere to watch Netherlands vs France live in India?

The Netherlands vs France game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Netherlands vs France live game in UK?

The game between Netherlands and France will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Netherlands vs France in USA?

The match between Netherlands and France will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the Netherlands vs France game in Netherlands?

The Netherlands vs France will be live on NOS for Netherlands fans.

Q. Where to watch Netherlands vs France live in France?

The Netherlands vs France game will be available on TF1 France, and beIN Sports France for France fans.

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