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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(12) 8 Goals 4 (5)
(9) 5 Assists 3 (3)
(7) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
29 Average Age 29.7
180.9 Average Height (cm) 180
(1.3) 1.3 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(56%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 43% (44%)
(1.1) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.9)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in World Cup 1/8 finals.

Missing Players

No missing players.
Player Reason Status Rating
José Juan Vázquez Out 6.81

Team News

  • Robin van Persie returns from suspension and should come back into the starting XI here.
  • Bruno Martins Indi missed the 2-0 win over Chile through injury, but should be fit to start against Mexico.
  • Daley Blind could move back to left wing-back, which will see Dirk Kuyt drop to the bench.
  • Miguel Herrera has no real injury concerns ahead of their meeting with the Netherlands, though will be without José Juan Vaźquez who is suspended. Carlos Salcido could come into midfield in his absence.
  • Javier Hernandez is likely to start from the bench, despite netting in the 3-1 win over Croatia
  • The North Americans will be hoping Guillermo Ochoa is in inspiring form to deny the free-scoring Dutch.

Prediction

  • The 10 goals Netherlands scored in the group stages was the most of every team and they will look to take this form into the last-16 and beyond as they aim to secure World Cup glory.
  • The Dutch were without Robin van Persie against Chile due to suspension, but will welcome him back here as Louis van Gaal's looks to his talismanic striker to guide the Oranje to the final.
  • Mexico's defensive gameplan frustrated their opponents and saw them concede just the 1 goal in the opening 3 games, with Guillermo Ochoa and Rafael Marquez both impressing.
  • They are likely to set up similarly against the Dutch as they aim to thwart their European counterparts, though that will prove easier said than done if Netherlands' performances so far are anything to go by.
  • The return of Van Persie and the form of Arjen Robben should be enough to see Netherlands book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
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