NED-W vs USA-W: The Netherlands and the USA have found their way into the Quarter Final stages. They’ll face off on Friday to clinch the Semi-Final berth.
Undoubtedly, Netherlands has been one of the most prolific teams in the competition. After handing a tormenting 10-3 defeat to Zambia, they tied with Brazil at 3-3. After a win and a draw, Netherlands played China.
They redid the heroics from the first match by producing eight goals in reply to China’s two. Lieke Martens, Lineth Beerensteyn, Vivianne Miedema, each scored a brace while Shanice Van De Sanden & Victoria Pelova scored a goal each. For China, captain Wang Shanshan & substitute Wang Yanwen were the only goal scorers.
While the USA, in their previous game were involved in a disappointing stalemate against the Matildas. The Stars and Stripes finished second in their group, right behind the mighty Sweden side and their upcoming encounter with the Dutch side will be nothing short of adrenaline.
The Dutch side has been unplayable in the competition and will be a tough nut to crack for the USA. It will be an exciting contest with the USA side having to work hard to secure a step closer to the Gold.
Match: Netherlands Women vs USA Women
Date & Time: 30th July 2021, 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Saitama Stadium
NED-W vs USA-W Head-to-Head
Surprisingly, USA Women have had an excellent record against the Netherlands and have won all 13 out of 14 matches played between the two teams. The Netherlands have managed only one victory.
The two sides matched up last month, in which USA Women emerged victorious by 3-0.
NED-W vs USA-W Predicted Playing XI
Sisca Folkertsma, Dominique Janssen, Stefanie van der Gragt, Aniek Nouwen, Jackie Groenen, Danielle van de Donk, Sherida Spitse, Lieke Martens, Lineth Beerensteyn, Vivianne Miedema, Sari van Veenendaal(GK)
Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Lindsey Horan, Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Alyssa Naeher(GK)
NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Alyssa Naeher
Defenders: Becky Sauerbrunn, Crystal Dunn, Dominique Janssen, Stefanie van der Gragt
Midfielders: Jackie Groenen, Danielle van de Donk (vice-captain), Samantha Mewis
Strikers: Vivianne Miedema (captain), Lieke Martens, Alex Morgan