Scotland vs Netherlands: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Interim boss Malky Mackay leads an experimental squad into the friendly clash against a demoralised Oranje in Aberdeen

Both Scotland and the Netherlands will be watching the 2018 World Cup from afar after they failed to qualify, so the final international break of 2017 will allow them to begin the process of recovery.

Since the conclusion of their qualification campaigns, there have been a number of changes to both teams, with the Scots parting company with manager Gordon Strachan and the Dutch losing their star player Arjen Robben to retirement.

Having endured the disappointment of missing the World Cup, both sides will be eager to give their fans something to cheer about at Pittodrie as they bring the curtain down on a year to forget.

Game Scotland vs Netherlands
Date Thursday, November 9
Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET


Daley Blind Netherlands

In the United Kingdom (UK), the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football and by live stream via Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Football Sky Go

In the United States (US), the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN 3 and by live stream using WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream


Position Scotland players
Goalkeepers Archer, Gordon, Marshall
Defenders Berra, Cooper, Hanlon, Mulgrew, Paterson, Robertson, Tierney
Midfielders Armstrong, Brown, Forrest, Fraser, Jack, McGinn, McGregor, McLean, Phillips, Shinnie 
Forwards Christie, Cummings

Interim head coach Malky Mackay has named an experimental Scotland squad that is missing a number of key players. Captain Darren Fletcher and Celtic's Leigh Griffiths have withdrawn from the squad.

There are eight uncapped players in the panel, including Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie and Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor, but there is no place for the likes of Jordan Rhodes or Robert Snodgrass.

Potential Scotland starting XI: Gordon; Jack, Berra, Tierney, Robertson; Forrest, Armstrong, McLean, Christie; McGregor; Phillips.

Position Netherlands players
Goalkeepers Cillessen, Vorm, Zoet
Defenders Ake, Van Dijk, Hoedt, De Ligt, Rekik, Tete, Veltman
Midfielders Van de Beek, Blind, Van Ginkel, Propper, Sneijder, Strootman, Vilhena, Wijnaldum
Forwards Babel, Berghuis, Depay, Dost, Janssen, Locadia, Promes

The Netherlands have one glaring absentee in the form of Arjen Robben, who announced his retirement from international football following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.

However, Wesley Sneijder returns to the panel, as does Feyenoord's Steven Berghuis, while Donny van de Beek and Jurgen Locadia could earn their first caps.

Potential Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen; Ake, Van Dijk, De Ligt; Blind, Wijnaldum, Propper, Sneijder; Depay, Janssen, Promes.


Kieran Tierney, Scotland training

The Netherlands are 21/20 favourites to win the game according to dabblebet, with Scotland priced at 5/2 to beat the Dutch. A draw between the sides in Aberdeen is considered a 9/4 bet.

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Memphis Depay Netherlands

Missing out on a place at the World Cup will have hurt both nations, but for three-time finalists the Netherlands, it is perhaps more keenly felt.

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Traditionally one of the chief forces of European football, the Dutch team's inability to reach the biggest stage in football follows their failure to reach Euro 2016 and, as such, has prompted serious questions as to what the future holds.

While they are now without stars such as Arjen Robben, the Netherlands still boast a clutch of high quality - and relatively young - players, such as Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Virgil van Dijk. However, the new generation have much to prove in the coming years.

The proverbial changing of the guard begins with their clash against the Scots - themselves in need of a radical overhaul - and they will be determined to end the year on a high note against Romania five days later.