The Netherlands Women are determined to advance to the knockout rounds of the Women’s World Cup 2023 as they prepare to face Vietnam Women on Tuesday.
Although Vietnam has already been eliminated from the tournament, their debut in the World Cup has been noteworthy as they fought hard in their matches. While they won’t progress to the next stage, Vietnam is determined to make their final game against the Netherlands a competitive one, hoping to prevent the Dutch team from securing the top spot in Group E.
Their journey in the tournament has been challenging, suffering a 3-0 loss to the USA in their first game and a 2-0 defeat against Portugal in the second. In the latter match, Portugal took a quick 2-goal lead within 21 minutes, and Vietnam couldn’t recover from the early setback. Their struggle is evident from the statistics, having only 31% possession, one shot on target, and one corner kick.
On the other hand, the Netherlands currently occupy the second spot in Group E with four points, and a draw in their upcoming match will guarantee them a place in the knockout rounds. However, if they manage to secure a convincing victory, they have a chance to overtake the United States and clinch the top position in the group, as they are only two goals behind in goal differential.
Their journey in the Women’s World Cup 2023 has been promising so far. In their opening match against Portugal, the Dutch secured a narrow 1-0 victory, and in their second game against the USA, Jill Roord’s goal in the 17th minute put them in the lead. Although Lindsey Horan equalized for the defending champions in the 62nd minute, resulting in a draw, the Netherlands displayed a commendable performance. The match statistics revealed that they had 56% possession, managed one shot on target, and earned one corner kick.
Despite some concerns about injuries, Stephanie van der Gragt is expected to feature in the upcoming match, despite being forced off at half-time during their draw with the USA.
However, there are doubts surrounding the availability of Juventus forward Lineth Beerensteyn, who missed the second group game due to an injury. If Beerensteyn is unable to play, Everton’s Katja Snoeijs will continue to operate in the forward line alongside Lieke Martens.
Where to watch
Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
DirecTV Stream, Sling Blue
Sling Latino, YouTube, FIFA+
FOX Sports App, Foxsports.com
The match will be broadcast live on ESPN+ in the United States.
- Goalkeeper: Tran Thi Kim Thanh
- Defenders: Hoang Thi Loan, Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung, Nguyen Thi Van
- Midfielders: Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Nguyen Thi Tuyet, Nguyen Thi Hoai Anh, Nguyen Thi Van Anh
- Forwards: Huynh Nhu, Pham Hai Yen
- Goalkeeper: Sari van Veenendaal
- Defenders: Stefanie van der Gragt, Aniek Nouwen, Dominique Janssen, Lynn Wilms
- Midfielders: Sherida Spitse, Jackie Groenen, Jill Roord, Daniëlle van de Donk
- Forwards: Lieke Martens, Vivianne Miedema, Lineth Beerensteyn
The Netherlands are the clear favorites in this match. They are ranked number 3 in the world, while Vietnam are ranked number 69. The Dutch have a much more experienced team, and they have been playing some excellent football in this tournament. I expect them to win this match comfortably, by a score of 3-0 or 4-0.
However, Vietnam will not be without their chances. They have a young and talented team, and they have shown some good signs in this tournament. If they can get their chances right, they could cause the Dutch some problems. But I still think the Netherlands will be too strong for them in the end.
Winner – Netherlands
TG – over 2.75
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