The Orange starts with an unchanged team. National coach Frank de Boer is sticking to the formation that laid the foundation for a victory over Latvia on Saturday (2-0).
The Orange scored no less than 35 goal attempts against the Latvians. De Boer hopes that his team in the Victoria Stadium will deal better with the opportunities. He is only satisfied after five goals, but hopes for more hits. The goal difference becomes important when teams are tied after ten qualifying matches.
Gibraltar has been a member of UEFA since 2013 and joined FIFA three years later. The British Overseas Territory country team has lost all 30 previous matches in the World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, with the telling target numbers of 9-141.
Gibraltar won two of the last 20 international matches. The Nations League duels against San Marino (1-0) and Liechtenstein (1-0) resulted in a victory. Gibraltar suffered its biggest defeat ever against Belgium (9-0) four years ago. The Belgians played more than a half with ten men during that game.
Setup: Curl; Dumfries, De Ligt, Blind and Wijndal; Wijnaldum, Klaassen and Frenkie de Jong; Berghuis, Luuk de Jong and Depay.
The goal difference is decisive if two teams are tied after ten qualifying matches. After two duels, the Netherlands not only has 3 points less than Turkey and Montenegro. The Orange also has a worse goal difference than the two provisional leaders of group G.