Nations League Preview – England v Holland

England look to book a place in their first major final since 1966 as they take on Holland in the Nations League semi-final in Guimaraes.

The Three Lions came close last summer in the World Cup finals, before being beaten at the last four stage by Croatia.

Now Southgate is hoping to go one at least one better this time around.

“It’s going to be a fantastic match. England, like the Netherlands, are undergoing great development,” said the England boss.

“They also give young players a chance and they also have lots of individual talent. I expect this is going to be 50-50 and that everything will depend on how the teams play and on players’ individual quality. This is an excellent opportunity to win a title. It’s about time for the Netherlands.”

Ronald Koeman is looking forward to the clash.

“You want to be involved in matches that really matter and this competition has become a competition that really matters,” he said.

“We’ve had a brilliant experience of getting to the semi-finals of a World Cup, so we want to keep being involved in these big matches. What we have to do is go from being a team that has got to two semi-finals to a team that converts that into wins.”

We run through every game including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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England 19:45 Holland
Estadio D. Afonso Henriques

TEAM NEWS: England have a doubt over Jordan Henderson, who is unlikely to be risked – whilst captain Harry Kane is likely for a place on the bench after his lengthy absence through injury

The Dutch have a fully fit squad to choose from, with nobody missing

KEY FACT: England have won only two of their past 14 matches against Holland
MATCH ODDS: England 19/10 Draw 9/4 Holland 17/10
bet365 Pick: England to win @19/10
ANDY SAYS: England should have too much for Holland, but should be a very good game…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think that Holland might just have the edge, no matter what I expect goals…2-3
Football Index – One to follow: Frenkie De Jong – The Barcelona-bound midfielder has to be respected and invested in

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