Tuesday, 28 February 2012

International Friendly, England vs Holland Preview:

The EPL takes a break this midweek, so Internationals move into the spotlight once again:

Tomorrow's interesting international match-up is between England who won every match they played last year against the 2010 WC runners-up, Netherlands who have bags of talent all over the pitch.

England's strikeforce:
Fraizer Campbell - 1 goal this season
Daniel Sturridge - 9 goals this season
Danny Welbeck - 6 goals this season
*Darren Bent has pulled out due to a torn ACL, out for the rest of the season*
(Who have all scored 16 goals in the EPL this season together)

England Analysis:
Joe Hart is the best keeper in the EPL, Nuff said.... Consistency is the key for him...!

Theo Walcott is on a burst of fire after scoring twice in the 5-2 Arsenal win against Tottenham, but can he deliver for England?

Theo Walcott: Burst of fire recently!

New Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill has to impress in the heart of defence or The Three Lions will get ripped apart..

Full-back Micah Richards has to be patient and have the temper to deal with wingers VDV, Robben and Snejider...

Holland's strikeforce:
Robin Van Persie - 29 goals this season

In-form striker Robin Van Persie has scored 29 goals so far this season. Can he get anymore tomorrow against England?
Dirk Kuyt - 6 goals this season
Luuk De Jong - 26 goals this season
Klaas Jan Huntelaar - 33 goals this season (in all competitions)

Holland will win, surely?
Their midfield is dangerous with VDV, Robben and Sneijder all in the 24 man squad....
Two in-form goalkeepers from the EPL in the names of Newcastle keeper Tim Krul and Swansea stopper Michel Vorm.
England beat Spain in a 1-0 win in November, but tomorrow will they perform?
Who will be acting manager Stuart Pearce's captain?

FACT: England have only won 5 out of their last 18 meetings against Holland....
FACT: Stuart Pearce will take charge of his first match against The Dutch, How will he do??