Germany vs Netherlands Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Euro 2020 | Volksparkstadion | 6 September 2019 19:45
Germany and Netherlands meet at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, their fourth encounter in 12 months. Little separates these nations and another close match is predicted.
Germany bounced back from a poor UEFA Nations League campaign by winning their first three European Championship qualifiers. A 3-2 win in the Netherlands was followed by a 2-0 win in Belarus and a 8-0 thrashing of Estonia. Manager Joachim Löw has been experimenting with different formations, lining up with three central defenders against Netherlands in the 1st leg before reverting to a back four against Belarus and Estonia. With Antonio Rudiger injured and Mats Hummels dropped his approach will be interesting here.
Joshua Kimmich is preferred as a central midfielder for Germany. With Kroos and Ilkay Gündogan both fit Leon Goretzka and Kai Havertz are likely to start on the bench. Striker Timo Werner should be the lone striker after starting the Bundesliga season with five goals in three games.
The Netherlands beat Belarus 4-0 to begin their European Championship qualifying campaign before suffering a 3-2 home defeat against Germany. Ronald Koeman’s side then competed in the UEFA Nations League finals where they beat England 3-1 in extra time before falling to a 1-0 defeat against Portugal in the final. Oranje can call on a strong central defensive duo of Matthijs de Ligt and Virgil van Dijk. Memphis Depay is likely to lead the line with Ryan Babel, Quincy Promes Steven Berghuis and Steven Bergwijn battling for the winger positions.
Koeman has an abundance of central midfielders with Georginio Wijnaldum, Kevin Strootman, Marten de Roon and Frenkie de Jong all available. Daley Blind has been used in a number of positions for Ajax and could slot in at left-back.
PREDICTION : DRAW 2-2
ACCUMULATOR TIPS : OVER 2.5 FT GOALS, GOAL IN BOTH HALVES, BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE , PENALTY AWARDED