Holland vs Spain Possible Lineups + Predictions WC 2014

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 | 2

Netherlands vs Spain – Date & Kickoff Time:

Spain will take on Holland in first high profile world cup 2014 match, this is a crucial game for the 2010 finalists and the winner of this game will most probably be going to the next round. Game will be played on 13 June 2014 in El Salvador. Rest of the details can be found blow.

Spain vs Holland
Date Time Channels Venue
Friday, 13 June 2014 16:00 Local – 19:00 GMT ITV (UK), ESPN3 (USA) El Salvador

Spain vs Holland Live Stream 2014 World Cup

Spain vs Holland Possible Starting Lineups:

Both teams likes to play 4-3-3 formation, however spanish system is bit flexible as they can change to modern 4-2-3-1 formation during the game. Diego Costa will be starting for Spain upfront while Silva and Iniesta will be playing just behind Costa. Xavi, Alonso and Cesc Fabregas might start in the midfield. Holland on the other hand played with out and out 4-3-3 system which the dutch like to call “total football”. But going into the tournament they dont have a strong defense and their midfield is not somthing which can push spain harder. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.

Holland Vs Spain – Group B – Match Predictions:

When both sides meet back in World Cup 2010 final, Holland went into the game slight favourites as all of their players were playing on top of their game. This time however the scenario is different, This dutch side is going through a transition and they have many new players specialy at the back four. Defence has always been Holland’s weakness and although this is not the same spanish side with power and venom in attack they do have players who can dictate the pace of the game.

Holland has to be patient and try to catch Spain on the counter attacks and that is the only way I can see Holland getting something out of this match. Spain are not playing the best football in the last 1 year a half and most of spanish players has won everything so motivation might be a factor.

I am going with a brave prediction here, I think Holland might nick this one with 1-0 scoreline but I do think both Holland and Spain will get through to the knockout stages.

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  • david

    strootman really dude?

    • Sameer

      yeah totaly forgot. who you think will be starting in the midfield for dutch ?

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