Second meets third in Group C as Germany host Netherlands in the latest instalment of qualifying for EURO 2020. The outcome of this mouthwatering fixture holds particular importance to the hopes of the Oranje, who currently trail the 1996 tournament victors by three points. Ronald Koeman’s men are nine adrift of leaders Northern Ireland but have played two less games than the Ulstermen.
Where and when: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg – 6 September, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Germany vs. Netherlands: Sky Sports Mix
Last time: Die Mannschaft raced in to a two-goal lead when the countries met in March, courtesy of Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry. Holland equalised after the break through Matthijs de Ligt and Memphis Depay, before Nico Schulz struck in injury time to ensure Germany emerged triumphant.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Netherlands to win and both teams to score||9/2||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||4/1||Offer|
Germany v Netherlands Predictions and Preview
Germany go in search of a fourth successive win in Group C. Jogi Low’s troops have hit a whopping 13 goals from their first three games, seven more than their opponents on Friday and finally look back to their supreme best after a catastrophic World Cup campaign last year.
Die Mannschaft trounced rock bottom Estonia 8-0 in their last qualifier, and pleasingly for Low, his attackers were in the goals.
Marco Reus, Sane and Gnabry combined to net five of the final haul and were it not for serious injury, the trio would almost certainly be the chosen trio in attack. Sane, of course, suffered a serious injury in Manchester City’s curtain raiser against Liverpool in the FA Community Shield and will be on the sidelines for the majority of the campaign.
In his place will be Timo Werner after the attacker’s sparkling start to the season. The RB Leipzig has five goals to his name, only one behind hotshot Robert Lewandowski and will assume the central role with Reus and Gnabry on the wings.Werner is 9/2 to open proceedings while the hosts are 10/11 to claim victory.
A stalemate is available at 11/4. Similarly, Netherlands have remerged on the world stage after a difficult period. Koeman has two of the finest defenders on the planet at his disposal in Virgil van Dijk and De Ligt and the Oranje are also impressively equipped in midfield. The visitors are 11/4 to reduce their arrears on Germany and get back in to contention.
One to watch for Germany: Kai Havertz hit 17 goals for Bayer Leverkusen last term and is destined for the very top. The prodigious 20-year-old is 15/2 to register anytime.
One to watch for Netherlands: Georginio Wijnaldum has greater licence to get forward at international level and was on the scoresheet against Belarus in March. The Liverpool fan favourite is 9/2 to bag anytime during the contest.
Long shot: The onus is on Holland to take the game to their fellow heavyweights and there are areas of the field Koeman will target and attempt to exploit. The German backline is relatively inexperienced at this level and in Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich and Ilkay Gundogan, there is no orthodox midfielder prepared to sit in front of the defence. An Oranje 3-1 success is 28/1.