Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Netherlands will look to cement top position in Group A when they take on Qatar on Tuesday afternoon. The Oranje failed to impress in a 1-1 draw with Ecuador, but the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat the 2022 World Cup hosts at Al Bayt Stadium. Memphis Depay is pushing for his first start in the group stages, while Steven Berghuis should replace Teun Koopmeiners in the starting XI.
Louis van Gaal has no fresh injury worries ahead of the last group game. Meanwhile, Qatar do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team losing to both Ecuador and Senegal in the process, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Netherlands’ party in Al Khor. Abdulaziz Hatem is widely expected to return to the starting line-up following his fine performance in the 3-1 loss to Senegal.
Highlighted Player (Memphis Depay):
Memphis Depay is a Dutch winger who started his professional career at PSV Eindhoven. During the 2014/2015 Eredivisie campaign the pacey footballer was on Manchester United’s radar and on June 12, 2015 the Premier League club confirmed the signing of the Dutchman. Many people expected that he would impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League season, but the former PSV ace played below expectations for the Red Devils, scoring only two goals (one assist) during the season.
After playing only for league games for Man Utd in the 2016/2017 season, Memphis Depay was sold to Olympique Lyon on January 20, 2017. Depay signed a four-and-a-half year deal with les Gones for a fee of around £16 million. The Dutch winger was producing fine performances for Lyon in the 2016/2017 season; he scored five goals for the club, while providing eight assists for his teammates.
Memphis Depay made his senior debut for Netherlands on October 15, 2013 in a 2-0 win over Turkey. Depay did well to win the 2011 European Championship with Netherlands U17 team.