France began their first competitive competition after winning the World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Germany on Thursday, and Didier Deschamp’s men would be looking to get their first win against the Netherlands in this game.
That draw against the Germans was far from the impressive showing they showcased in the Russia 2018 World Cup, but a team that has no space for the talents of Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Benjamin Mendy shows that the French men can turn things around quickly in this match.
France may have lost a friendly game prior to the World Cup, however, they are unbeaten in competitive football in 15 months, and they haven’t lost a competitive home fixture in normal time since 2013.
The Netherlands are beginning a new era under Ronald Koeman after they failed to qualify for the last two major competitions, and the former Everton manager has gotten them playing better than before, but they have still not reached the heights that saw them reach the final of the 2010 World Cup.
Wesley Sneijder retired on Thursday and that means Virgil van Dijk would be leading the likes of Frankie de Jong and Mattijs de Ligt into the new era. He would have help from the experienced likes of Ryan Babel and Memphis Depay, but this game marks a tough beginning to their UEFA Nations League campaign.