After an excellent victory over world champions France on Friday, the Netherlands have the chance to win this Nations League group and advance to next summer’s finals. It won’t be easy against Germany, but Die Mannschaft aren’t in a good place right now.
Where and when: Veltins Arena – 19 November, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Germany vs. Netherlands: Sky Sports, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Holland recorded a superb 3-0 victory over Germany when the teams met in Amsterdam last month.
Germany v Netherlands Predictions and Preview
Germany start this game knowing that their Nations League fate has been sealed. They have been relegated from the top tier of groups, which is a huge embarrassment after their disappointing World Cup campaign in the summer. Things could hardly be different for the Dutch, who can finish top of this section with a draw in Gelsenkirchen.
The pressure is right back on Joachim Low once again heading into this game. There were calls for change after Die Mannschaft failed to get out of their group in Russia, and they will only grow louder with Germany yet to win a game in this inaugural iteration of the Nations League.
The hosts are 11/12 for the win, which would at least salvage some pride despite the ignominy of relegation. A convicting victory might also be enough to save the manager’s job, whereas a win for the Netherlands could make his position untenable.
|Sane to score first||7/1||Offer|
|Netherlands to win and BTTS||6/1||Offer|
|Netherlands to win 3-1||35/1||Offer|
The away victory is priced at 3/1, which be a major achievement for Ronald Koeman’s side considering they’ve failed to qualify for the last two international tournaments. The Oranje have a young and exciting squad, and an appearance in the finals in June would be seen as a major step on the road to recovery.
Even a draw would be enough for the visitors to clinch top spot in Group A1, and it’s priced at 14/5. The Oranje got a 1-1 draw in their most recent away fixture against Belgium, who finished third at the World Cup. That same scoreline is priced at 13/2 here, and would take the Netherlands to the finals on goal difference ahead of the world champions.
Germany should have Marco Reus and Toni Kroos available after the pair were given a rest in the 3-0 friendly victory over Russia on Thursday. Leroy Sane is in with a chance of starting after opening his international account in the week, while Koeman will surely stick with a similar line-up to the one that overcame France on Friday night.
One to watch for Germany: Leroy Sane should be full of confidence after opening the scoring against Russia, and he has a point to prove after being left out of the German World Cup squad. He is 7/1 to break the deadlock for the second time in a matter of days.
One to watch for Netherlands: Memphis Depay has been in good form since leaving Manchester United, and has two goals in three games in the Nations League. He secured the win against France with a Panenka penalty, and is 13/2 for the opener on Monday.
Long shot: The Netherlands last won in Germany back in 2002, in a friendly a few months after the World Cup. The score that day was 3-1, and the Oranje put three past the Germans last month too. Koeman’s side are available at 35/1 to win this one 3-1.