KICK off: 31 May 19:00
Team news: The Netherlands have lost Gakpo and Teun Koopmeiners after both players were called up to the senior team for Euro 2020, while Brobbey, Deyovaisio Zeefuik and Noa Lang will not participate due to injuries. Van de Looi has welcomed uncapped 18-year-old Devyne Rensch to the squad for the knockout rounds, while Kaj Sierhuis and Calvin Stengs – with 12 goals in 17 appearances for Jong Oranje combined – have also both been recalled. With Justin Kluivert likely to cover on the left flank for the absent Gakpo, Sierhuis has a strong chance of partnering Boadu up top in the quarter-final, especially after Brobbey reportedly had to withdraw due to a training injury. France Under-21s captain Guendouzi will play no part in the knockout rounds after suffering a fractured metatarsal, while Wesley Fofana and Alexis Claude-Maurice have also succumbed to injuries and are not in the squad. Nantes duo Alban Lafont and Randal Kolo Muani are currently battling to save their side from the drop in the Ligue 1 relegation/promotion playoffs with Toulouse and will not be taking part either. Marseille lynchpin Boubacar Kamara has been overlooked, but there are returns for Lyon’s midfield duo Houssem Aouar and Maxence Caqueret, as well as soon-to-be Bayern Munich defender Dayot Upamecano. Uncapped duo Etienne Green and Axel Disasi have also been included after impressing in Ligue 1, while Liverpool new boy Ibrahima Konate ought to partner Benoit Badiashile in defence after Kounde’s senior call-up.
Prediction: Over 2,5 goals
League: Euro U21 Quarter-final
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Prediction of the day: Netherlands U21 – France U21