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Netherlands vs Portugal Women's EURO preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group C game between the Netherlands and Portugal.

Women's EURO 2022 preview: Netherlands vs Portugal

The Netherlands meet Portugal at Leigh Sports Village in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group C on Wednesday 13 July.

Netherlands vs Portugal at a glance

When: Wednesday 13 July, 21:00 CET
Where: Leigh Sports Village, Wigan & Leigh
What: Group C, Matchday 2
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Netherlands vs Portugal on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Women's EURO 2022 broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Women's EURO highlights: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden

The Netherlands made a steady start to their title defence on Saturday, overcoming key injuries to earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw against a Sweden side many are tipping to become the next guardians of the trophy. The Oranje are heavy favourites to make one point four on Wednesday, but they will know to take nothing for granted against a Portugal side playing without pressure – even when they concede twice in the opening five minutes, as they did against Switzerland. Their recovery to draw 2-2 showcased the team's resolve and no little talent.

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Starting line-ups

Netherlands: Van Domselaar; Wilms, Van der Gragt, Janssen, Olislagers; Spitse, Roord, Egurrola; Van de Donk, Beerensteyn, Martens

Portugal: Inês Pereira; Catarina Amado, Diana Gomes, Carole Costa, Joana Marchão; Andreia Norton, Dolores Silva, Tatiana Pinto; Ana Borges, Jéssica Silva, Diana Silva

Reporters' views

Derek Brookman, Netherlands reporter

Women's EURO 2022 team-mates: Netherlands

After losing goalkeeper and captain Sari van Veenendaal – now out of the tournament – as well as central defender Aniek Nouwen during the first half against Sweden, the Dutch showed remarkable resilience to draw level with Peter Gerhardsson's powerful side. The makeshift Oranje defence in particular stood strong, with deputy keeper Daphne van Domselaar pulling off a number of fine saves. In addition to the two casualties from Saturday, Jackie Groenen and Vivianne Miedema will miss the Portugal match through illness, yet the holders will still be confident of picking up all three points.

Carlos Machado, Portugal reporter

Thanks to that pulsating second half against Switzerland, Portugal have proved they can compete at this level. They also showed great resilience to regroup after such a poor start. The Netherlands represent another step up, so keeping things tight early on will be even more important. Then, most likely, they have to hope for some magic from Kika Nazareth, a run from Jéssica Silva or a set-piece effort to keep the dream alive.

Form guide

Netherlands
Last six games: DWWLWW (most recent first)
Last match: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden, 09/07
Women's EURO 2017: winners (W 4-2 vs Denmark)

Highlights: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland

Portugal
Last six games: DDWWWL (most recent first)
Last match: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland, 09/07
Women's EURO 2017: fourth in Group D (W1 D0 L2)

View from the camps

Mark Parsons, Netherlands coach: "They're going to be ready, they're going to be very difficult. How Portugal attack is more controlled than Sweden, they try to move you and unbalance you. If they play the way they have played, they will provide new problems and challenges for us. No complacency, we have to be at our best at every moment. When this group get hit by a blow, they have one reaction and that’s to dig deep and give everything. We saw that against Sweden."

Francisco Neto, Portugal coach: "We need to start super-focused on our jobs; at this level, mistakes will be punished. Against experienced teams, used to these games, with players with huge talent, we need to be fully focused and try to negate the attacking talents of the Netherlands. There's only one way to do that: have the ball and keep the ball. That's our mission. We have been punching above our weight for years. We have to be more united, better organised defensively and avoid losing the ball when we do have it."