Two European heavyweight clash in Euro 2024 qualifying this week as the Netherlands face France in Group B.
The Netherlands currently sit 2nd in Group B with three wins and one loss from their first four games of the campaign.
Ronald Koeman's side are looking to exact some revenge on the French after they were comprehensively battered 4-0 in Paris in the opening game of the group.
Following their penalty shootout exit at the hands of Argentina in Qatar the Dutch have been under the guidance of a new (sort of) manager in Ronald Koeman who replaced Louis van Gaal for his second stint in charge of the national team.
Since Koeman's arrival the Netherlands have not been particularly convincing having won three and lost three of their six games, with all three defeats coming at the hands of 'strong' nations. As such, the Dutch are yet to beat a formidable opponent under Koeman this time around as skepticism over his suitability for the role will only grow if that continues.
They're generally good on their own patch having won all of their last nine qualifying games on home turf so they'll feel well prepared for this one.
This game has huge psychological implications for the Dutch as another heavy defeat could be fatal for their confidence ahead of the finals in Germany next summer so a result is important here to convince them they're capable of mixing it with the main contender's for the Euro 2024 trophy.
France currently sit top of qualifying Group B with five wins from their first five games of qualifying.
It's been plain sailing for the French so far having won every game of their qualifying campaign without conceding a single goal so far.
Didier Deschamps' side hammered the Dutch in the opening game and from there beat the Republic of Ireland twice, Gibraltar and Greece without really getting out of first gear.
France are one of the more settled sides in Europe having enjoyed so much success over the past few years and Deschamps has a core of players he knows he can rely on regardless of the occasion.
Many people have them penned in as the favourites for the trophy in Germany next summer and with the talent at their disposal it's hard to argue.
France have lost only one European Championship qualifier away from home since 2006 and they'll be more than confident of completing a double over the Netherlands here given the respective form of the two sides.
For our Netherlands vs. France prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.