Last Updated on Oct 16, 2021 12:26 PM
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord
The Netherlands face Gibraltar in Rotterdam on Monday night, as they look to maintain their lead in World Cup 2022 qualifying Group G. The Netherlands is coming off a 1-0 win over Dainis Kazakevics Latvia in their previous match, which was their 3rd successive win in the competition.
Davy Klaassen of Ajax scored the winning goal in the first half for Louis van Gaals team who are now 2 points clear at the top.
Gibraltar, on the other hand, was defeated 3-0 by Montenegro and they are the only team in the group yet to pick up a point.
They were also hammered in the reverse fixture, which ended 7-0 in favor of the Dutch.
Donyell Malen is the best attacking option for this match, with the youngster scoring 2 goals in the Qualifiers in 4 appearances (1 start). He also averages 2.8 shots per game.
Georginio Wijnaldum is a good option for the midfield. He has two goals and one assist to his name while averaging 2.8 shots per game to go with 1.3 key passes per game. He has also created 3 big chances.
From the Dutch defense that has kept 2 clean sheets in their last 3 games, Virgil van Dijk can be a great pick. The Liverpool center-back averages 1 tackle, 0.7 shots, 0.7 key passes, and 87.3 accurate passes per game.
Reece Styche is the top scorer for Gibraltar with 2 goals and is their best-attacking option.
Styche averages 0.6 shots per game and scored their only goal in the last 3 games.
From the midfield, Graeme Torrilla is a solid pick. He assisted that goal scored by Styche and also averages 2.2 tackles per game to go with 2 interceptions per game. He has also created 1 big chance.
Jayce Olivero can be a decent defensive pick. Olivero averages 22 accurate passes per game which is the most on the team and also puts in 1.5 interceptions per game.
Virgil van Dijk
1. Donyell Malen: Malen is the best captaincy option for this match. He has scored 2 goals in the Qualifiers so far with one of them coming in the reverse fixture and he was also on the scoresheet in his last match for the Netherlands. Malen has also scored once in his last 2 games for Dortmund.
2. Georginio Wijnaldum: Wijnaldum is another good pick for captaincy, as the PSG midfielder has 2 goals and 1 assist so far in the Qualifiers as mentioned earlier. He has one goal in his last two games for the Netherlands and had a goal to go with an assist in the reverse fixture.
3. Reece Styche: Styche is the best bet for a goal from the visitors and can be a punt pick for captaincy in this one. The veteran has scored 2 of their 3 goals in this campaign, with one of them coming in his last 2 games.