Netherlands U21 and Portugal U21 measure their strength at Stadion De Vijverberg, in a match for this phase of the UEFA U21 Championship (Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 14-10-2014, in a match that ended the final score: Portugal U21 (5-4) Netherlands U21.
Netherlands U21 :
The team reaches this stage of the UEFA U21 Championship (Qualifying Round) after finishing the group stage in the 3rd position of Group 7, with 3 points won. In the last 7 games played for all competitions, the Netherlands U21 won 5, drew 1 and lost 1. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 2 of the last 7 games, and their attack has scored regularly, since He scored goals in 6 of the last 7 games.
The selection of the Netherlands U21 comes to this motivated match, after a great 5-1 victory against Cyprus U21, starting in the best way this qualifying round for the 2021 European Championship: Koopmeiners, Dani de Wit (2) , Sierhuis and Zeefuik scored the team’s goals. Coach Erwin van de Looi should favor a style of possession of the ball and search for space on the flanks. Dani de Wit is the master of the Dutch team and the player responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. For this important game, the coach can count on all his players.
Portugal U21 :
The team reaches this stage of the UEFA U21 Championship (Qualifying Round) after finishing the group stage in the 1st position of Group 7, with 6 points won. In its last 10 matches Portugal U-21 records 8 wins and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their matches there is a tendency to have goals, since in 11 of their last 12 matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 8 of the last 12 there were more than 2.5 goals. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: he scored the first goal in 9 of the last 12 games, of these 9 he came to rest in advantage in 7 and managed to keep the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 8 .
Portugal’s Under 21 team comes to this motivated match, after a 0-2 victory over Belarus, adding the second successive victory in this competition: the team’s goals were scored by Dany Mota and Rafael Leão. In this complicated game at the home of Holland U21, coach Rui Jorge must act with a careful strategy, seeking only the counterattack to explore the opponent’s back. Striker Rafael Leão is the star of this Portugal U21 team, being a very fast and strong player at the end. For this game, the visiting coach can count on the usual players.