The second and third-placed teams in Group C will go head to head in Rotterdam on Thursday.

What is the position of Netherlands and Northern Ireland?

Netherlands is third in Group C with nine points after four games. Northern Ireland is placed second with 12 points after five outings.

What is the form of Netherlands as compared to Northern Ireland?

Netherlands in the previous 10 matches: 6W 2D 2L

Northern Ireland in the previous 10 matches: 5W 1D 4L.

What is the head to head record of Netherlands vs Northern Ireland?

The two nations have met on six occasions and Netherlands leads the head to head record with three wins. Northern Ireland has registered two wins while there has been a draw between the pair.

The most recent meeting between the sides took place in 2012 where the Dutchmen run away with an emphatic 6:0 victory at home.

Team news: Who is available, injured or suspended for Netherlands vs Northern Ireland?

Ireland will need to take its chances without Norwich full-back Jamal Lewis who is out with a knee injury. In his absence, Jonny Evans of Leicester and Watford's Craig Cathcart will hope to keep things organised as top-flight players available at the back. No player is suspended for the side.

For Holland, Justin Kluivert, Terence Kongolo, Tonny Vilhena, Hans Hateboer, Wout Weghorst, Davy Pröpper and Jeroen Zoet were all dropped from provisional squad. Both Propper and Zoet battling with injuries. Donny van de Beek is back in the side after recovering from a knock.

What are the managers saying ahead of Netherlands vs Northern Ireland? 

Roland Koeman, Netherlands: "I think we have a selection that is equivalent to many countries. And in particular the better countries. That is also due to the fact that we have players up front, who develop and have such creativity and speed in their game that makes you more dangerous. That has been minimal for a long time. We have also selected more attackers. We now have more choices.

"You have little time to train with the national teams. Then it is nice that the group is largely the same. You first choose solidity that gives you confidence and later you also look more at opponents. You have to put the finishing touches on the opponents. With the Dutch national team you can select what you need. That is easier than at clubs."

Martin O'Neil, Northern Ireland: "Holland will view themselves as a team capable of winning the European Championships but they have to get there.

"They have missed the last two competitions, obviously Russia (2018 World Cup) and France (Euro 2016), so that's an added pressure on them. This Holland squad isn't seasoned with the experience of previous squads and maybe that's something we can exploit.

"There are a lot of groups in the balance. My focus has been on trying to finish in the top two spots in our group.

"The play-offs are not something I would discuss with the players. Our focus last month was on trying to win the game against Germany. We didn't manage to do that, so our focus now moves to Holland and in these two games to find the results we need to qualify.

"If that isn't in our favour, we have to hope we are thrown a lifeline through the play-offs. If that is the case, we'll be delighted, but right now it is not something we have put any focus on.

"We are playing a team right at the top level and this will be even more difficult than Germany because we are away from home," stated O'Neill. "We always wanted to create head-to-heads at the end of the group and that's what we have. We are in a double-header with Holland, and I believe if we get four points we will qualify. That's the challenge for us."

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