Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups, Preview, Prediction, Latest Team News, UEFA Nations League Semifinals 2023

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Football fans worldwide look forward to a select few matches, especially when they fall on the same day as the UEFA Nations League Semifinals 2023 schedule. We at Alley Sport are here to cover our Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups for the 2023 UEFA Nations League Semifinals, which will take place on Tuesday, June 14th, 2023, at De Kuip, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups. Image Credits:- Getty Images.
Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups. Image Credits:- Getty Images.

Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups & Preview

The Netherlands, the only undefeated team in League A, got things going by routing rivals Belgium 4-1 away from home. After that, things were more complicated. The Netherlands had to return from a 2-0 deficit to tie with Poland, and both victories over Wales came in overtime.

The Dutch always found a way, and their 1-0 victory over Belgium in Amsterdam ensured their place in a second Nations League final. When Croatia lost 3-0 to Austria at home in their opening Group A1 game, not many people gave them much hope. A 1-1 draw in Split with France didn’t help the situation, but Zlatko Dalić’s team defeated Denmark twice in a row after winning 1-0 in France, proving that they are strong competitors.

Then, after retaining their composure, Croatia scored two crucial goals in the final 21 minutes to win 3-1 in Austria. Until Remko Pasveer took over in pursuit and proved untouchable in the last two games, the Netherlands had failed to preserve a clean sheet in any of their games in 2022.

Luka Modric is the only Croatian player with more than one goal in their current Nations League campaign after scoring the game’s first goal against Austria on Matchday 6. Going into this final intense semifinal fixture, the Netherlands has a win probability of 40%, whereas Croatia has a win probability of 30%.

Netherlands vs Croatia. Image Credits:- Goal.
Netherlands vs Croatia. Image Credits:- Goal.

Now let’s look at the Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups Team News:-

The Netherlands will have the following 26 Man squad at their disposal:-

Goalkeepers:- Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Mark Flekken (SC Freiburg), Andries Noppert (Heerenveen).

Defenders:- Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Bayern Munich), Sven Botman (Newcastle United), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jurrien Timber (Ajax Amsterdam), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).

Midfielders:- Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Noa Lang (Club Brugge), Tijjani Reijnders (AZ Alkmaar), Joey Veerman (PSV Eindhoven), Mats Wieffer (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (AS Roma).

Forwards:- Steven Bergwijn (Ajax Amsterdam), Memphis Depay (Atlético Madrid), Cody Gakpo (Liverpool), Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund), Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven), Wout Weghorst (Manchester United).

Croatia will have the following 26 Man squad at their disposal:-

Goalkeepers:- Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo), Ivica Ivusic (Pafos) and Nediljko Labrovic (Rijeka).

Defenders:- Josip Juranovic (Union Berlin), Domagoj Vida (AEK), Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig), Josip Sutalo (Dinamo), Martin Erlic (Sassuolo), Borna Sosa (Stuttgart), Borna Barisic (Rangers) and Josip Stanisic (Bayern).

Midfielders:- Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea), Lovro Majer (Rennes), Nikola Vlasic (Torino), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) and Luka Ivanusec (Dinamo).

Strikers:- Ivan Perisic (Tottenham), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Livaja (Hajduk), Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo), Petar Musa (Benfica) and Dion Drena Beljo (Augsburg).

Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups. Image Credits:- Sporting News.
Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups. Image Credits:- Sporting News.

Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups

This is how our Netherlands predicted lineup vs Croatia looks as we enter the 2023 UEFA Nations League Semifinals:-

Formation: 3-4-1-2

GK:- Mark Flekken (Freiburg)

CB:- Nathan Aké (Manchester City)

CB:- Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

CB:- Mathijs de Ligt (Bayern München)

LWB:- Daley Blind (Bayern Munich)

CM:– Marten de Roon (Atalanta)

CM:- Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona)

RWB:- Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale)

CAM:- Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven)

ST:- Memphis Depay (Atlético Madrid)

ST:- Cody Gakpo (Liverpool)

This is how our Croatia predicted lineup vs Netherlands looks as we enter the 2023 UEFA Nations League Semifinals:-

Formation: 4-3-3

GK:- Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb)

LB:- Borna Barisic (Rangers)

CB:- Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig)

CB:- Martin Erlic (Sassuolo)

RB:- Josip Juranovic (Celtic)

CM:- Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)

CDM:- Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan)

CM:- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

LW:- Ivan Perisic (Tottenham Hotspur)

ST:- Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb)

RW:- Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim)

Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups. Image Credits:- Goal.
Netherlands vs Croatia Predicted Lineups. Image Credits:- Goal.

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