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Netherlands v Scotland: Pick of the stats

Netherlands v Scotland: Pick of the stats

  • This is Scotland’s first away game against the Netherlands since a 3-0 loss in March 2009. They are winless in their last seven there (D3 L4) since a 2-1 victory back in May 1959.

  • Netherlands have won their last three matches without conceding a single goal: two 1-0 wins against Greece and the Republic of Ireland and a 6-0 win over Gibraltar. They haven’t won four in a row without conceding since between March and June 2013.

  • Scotland are winless in their last five matches (D2 L3), shipping as many goals in those five games (14) as they did in their previous 18 matches combined. They haven’t gone six games in a row without a win since doing so between October 2007 and September 2008.

  • Netherlands have only lost one of their last 17 home games in all competitions (W13 D3), a 2-1 defeat to France last October. Their last seven home defeats have all happened at the Johan Cruyff Arena, which is where this match will be played.

  • Scotland have won just two of their last 17 friendly matches (D4 L11), both 1-0 away victories against Hungary (March 2018) and Luxembourg (June 2021).

  • Cody Gakpo has scored three goals in his last four Netherlands appearances – indeed, since his debut in June 2021, only Memphis Depay (17) has more goals for his country than Gakpo (9).

  • John McGinn’s next goal for Scotland will be his 19th for the national team, which would put him joint-fifth in their all-time standings alongside Ally McCoist. Indeed, he’s been involved in nine goals in his last 14 international starts (6 goals, 3 assists).