WATCH LIVE : Netherlands VS France (Euro Qualifies)
The Netherlands are missing a host of key players, with Frenkie de Jong and Cody Gakpo among some of the important stars absent from this round. Even in defence, Koeman continues to miss a host of top-rated names like Sven Botman, Matthijs de Ligt and Jurrien Timber.
Even with that many defenders missing, Ronald Koeman still has the luxury of choosing from a quality list of centre-backs, including uncapped Tottenham star Micky van de Ven.
He might not start against France but certainly poses an option to come off the bench if the manager deems it necessary to relieve one of his three centre-backs.
Koeman will rely on experienced trio Virgil van Dijk, Stefan de Vrij, and Nathan Ake to marshall the backline. In their reverse fixture with France, the Netherlands missed Denzel Dumfries through suspension.
But the wing-back is available again and primed to start this clash. In the attack, Steven Bergwijn, with eight goals in qualifying, remains their biggest attacking threat.
Donyell Malen and Xavi Simons are also earmarked to start in the front three as the Netherlands look to get one over France this time around.
Netherlands Lineup (3-4-3)
Verbruggen; Geertruida, Van Dijk, Aké; Dumfries, Reijnders, De Roon, Veerman, Hartman; Weghorst, Xavi Simons
Unlike the Netherlands, Didier Deschamps does not have too many worries with his missing stars, as those absent already have suitable cover in the squad.
William Saliba withdrew from these upcoming games with a toe injury despite playing on Sunday in Arsenal’s win over Manchester City.
Jules Kounde and Dayot Upamecano are the other absentees within the squad, while everyone else is fresh to play a part against the Netherlands.
In the latter’s absence, Deschamps could opt to use Lucas Hernandez in central defence alongside Ibrahima Konate, although Jean-Clair Todibo is also an option.
With that, Theo Hernandez could come into the lineup at left-back, while Benjamin Pavard seems best placed to start at right-back in the absence of Kounde.
Adrien Rabiot and Aurelien Tchouameni are well-placed to form a double pivot in midfield. But Deschamps has plenty of other options, such as Eduardo Camavinga and Youssouf Fofana.
In the attack, Antoine Griezmann will keep his place in that No.10 position behind central striker Olivier Giroud. On the flanks, Deschamps will keep faith in star man Kylian Mbappe and his PSG teammate Ousmane Dembele.
France Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Maignan; Clauss, Konaté, Lucas Hernández, Theo Hernández; Griezmann, Tchouaméni, Rabiot; Coman, Kolo Muani, Mbappé
France have been winning at both half-time and full-time in 6 of their last 7 matches against the Netherlands in all competitions.
France have won six of their last seven matches against the Netherlands in all competitions. France remains flawless in qualifying after five wins in five games.
The Netherlands and France have not drawn any of their last seven matches against each other. The Netherlands have won each of their last 4 qualification fixtures on home soil.