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France vs Netherlands – Quarter-Final – Preview & Prediction | UEFA Women’s Euro 2022

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THE FACTS

When is France vs Netherlands on and what time does it start? France vs Netherlands will take place on Saturday 23rd July, 2022 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is France vs Netherlands taking place? France vs Netherlands will take place at AESSEAL New York Stadium in Rotherham, England

Where can I get tickets for France vs Netherlands? Click here for the latest ticket information for France vs Netherlands

What channel is France vs Netherlands on in the UK? France vs Netherlands will be televised live on BBC channels

Where can I stream France vs Netherlands in the UK? France vs Netherlands can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

KEY STATS

  • France and the Netherlands are meeting for the second time at a WEURO final tournament. Their previous encounter was in the quarter-finals in 2009 when the Dutch won 5-4 on penalties following a 0-0 draw
  • France have lost only one of their last seven international matches against the Netherlands (W4 D2)
  • France have won 16 and drawn one of their last 17 international matches
  • France have not been successful in their previous three Women's EURO final tournament quarter-final matches: 03/09/2009: Netherlands 0-0 France (aet, Netherlands won 5-4 on pens, Tampere), 22/07/2013: France 1-1 Denmark (aet, Denmark won 4-2 on pens, Linköping), 30/07/2017: England 1-0 France (Deventer)
  • France have not conceded more than one goal in any of their last 37 Women’s EURO qualifying and final tournament matches. The last time was vs Germany in 2009 (L 5-1, group stage)
  • France have not conceded more than one goal in any of their last 13 Women’s EURO final tournament matches. The last time was vs Germany in 2009 (L 5-1, group stage)
  • Excluding penalty shoot-outs, France have lost only one of their last 37 Women’s EURO qualifying and final tournament matches (W29 D7 L1). The sole defeat came in the quarter-finals of WEURO 2017 vs England (L 1-0)
  • Excluding penalty shoot-outs, France have lost only one of their last 13 Women’s EURO final tournament matches (W6 D6)
  • France have not kept a clean sheet in their last six Women’s EURO final tournament matches
  • The Netherlands are unbeaten in their last 19 Women’s EURO qualifying and final tournament matches W18 D1 (F69 A10)
  • The Netherlands have lost only one of their previous five Women’s EURO knockout phase matches (W3 D1)
  • The Netherlands have been successful in each of their previous two Women's EURO final tournament quarter-final ties: 03/09/2009: Netherlands 0-0 France (aet, Netherlands won 5-4 on pens, Tampere), 29/07/2017: Netherlands 2-0 Sweden (Doetinchem)
  • The Netherlands have been successful in each of their previous three quarter-final ties at UEFA Women’s EURO and FIFA World Cup final tournaments: WEURO 2009 won on pens vs France; WEURO 2017 won 2-0 vs Sweden; World Cup 2019 won 2-0 vs Italy
  • The Netherlands have won eight and drawn one of their last nine Women’s EURO final tournament matches
  • Excluding penalty shoot-outs, the Netherlands have lost only two of their last 22 international matches, however, one of the defeats was against France (L 3-1, Feb 2022)
  • The Netherlands have not failed to score in their last nine Women’s EURO final tournament matches
  • The Netherlands have scored three or more goals in four of their last five Women’s EURO final tournament matches

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

France: Magnin; Perisset, Mbock Bathy, Renard, Karchaoui; Geyoro, Bilbault, Mateo; Diani, Sarr, Cascarino

Netherlands: van Domselaar; Wilms, van der Gragt, Nouwen, Janssen; Groenen, Spitse; Roord, van der Donk, Martens; Miedema

THE PREDICTION

Reigning European champions Netherlands were forced to settle for second-place in Group C due to an inferior goal difference compared to that of Sweden, which has led to this showdown with France at AESSEAL New York Stadium. The Dutch have been dealt a huge blow leading into this match with a foot injury to forward Lieke Martens which has subsequently ruled her out of the knockout stage. However, France have suffered a similar setback with the loss of Marie-Antoinette Katoto following a serious knee injury sustained against Belgium. When factoring in the loss of these two potent attackers from this contest, not to mention the expectation that both teams will set-up with a view to prioritising defensive stability, the smart play here is to back under 2.5 goals being scored across 90 minutes regardless of which nation progresses.

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