France vs Netherlands: Euro 2024 qualifying prediction, kick-off time, team news, TV, live stream, odds today
Kylian Mbappe has now been named captain of Didier Deschamps as the Blues coach seeks to win the only major international tournament to have eluded him so far.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final loss to Argentina but now has the chance to lead a new generation of French stars.
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Hugo Lloris and Raphaël Varane have retired but the production line in France continues to produce.
It is also a new – well, somewhat new – dawn for the Netherlands. Ronald Koeman has returned to charge of the Oranje following the retirement of Louis van Gaal and is looking to pick up where he left off before taking the Barcelona job in 2019.
Date, kick-off time and venue
France v Netherlands is scheduled to kick off at 19:45 GMT tonight on Friday March 24, 2023.
The Stade de France in Paris will host the competition.
Where to watch France vs Netherlands
TV channel: In the UK, the match is broadcast live on Viaplay Sports. Coverage begins at 7:35 p.m. A subscription costs £14.99 per month, or £11.99 per month if you opt for a 12 month contract.
Direct: Viaplay Sports subscribers can stream the game live online on the Viaplay website.
Live: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s live match blog This evening.
The news of the France vs Netherlands team
Several injured players are absent for France including William Saliba, N’Golo Kante and Wesley Fofana.
Karim Benzema and Hugo Lloris are also part of a cast of recently retired stars, meaning Deschamps will likely give some new faces some playing time in Euro qualifying.
Frenkie de Jong was an early withdrawal from the Dutch side who lost five players to virus on the eve of the game, including Matthijs de Ligt and Cody Gakpo. Denzel Dumfries is in the squad but suspended.
Prediction France vs Netherlands
Such is the strength in depth that Deschamps has, there is little reason to imagine France dropping out despite their World Cup heartbreak.
France win, 3-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
France wins: 14
Netherlands wins: 11
France vs Netherlands match odds
France winner: 13/20
Netherlands winner: 15/4
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).