Louis van Gaal is back at the helm for the Netherlands and the former Manchester United manager will want to see promising signs from the men in orange roughly six months before the 2022 World Cup takes place. He has selected a typically strong side for the Nations League match against Belgium.

Virgil van Dijk is the captain of the team but might not be risked considering the injury sustained for Liverpool towards the end of the campaign, although there is plenty of defensive experience within the ranks in the form of Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de Ligt.

Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong has already racked up forty senior appearances as a 25-year-old and there are two Atalanta midfielders available for selection including Marten de Roon and Teun Koopmeiners.

Memphis Depay has swiftly become the focal point of any attack, with Luuk de Jong and Steven Berghuis also bidding to be involved against a difficult Belgium side who could boast Kevin de Bruyne who is in the form of his life.

Belgium Betting Favourites to Win Nations League Clash

Belgium cruised through to 2022 World Cup qualification, with the team recently beating Burkina Faso 3-0 after a 2-2 draw away to Republic of Ireland. Roberto Martinez will now welcome back stars such as Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thorgan Hazard back to the squad.

Lukaku has not had an enjoyable season with Chelsea but could be raring to go in what is a significant fixture for this nation, Dries Mertens another forward who has over 100 caps, while Michy Batshuayi is a player who has notched 23 goals in 41 appearances.


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