Patrick Gillen (@PatrickGillen94) previews Germany v Netherlands and provides us with his best bets for Monday night’s crucial Nations League clash at the VELTINS-arena, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Germany v Netherlands Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 19/11/18
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: VELTINS-Arena
- Channel: N/A
After Holland’s impressive 2-0 victory against France on Friday night, Germany go into this game knowing that they are already relegated from group A1.
The Germans have had a nightmare Nations League campaign so far, picking up just one point from a possible nine.
After a horrendous World Cup and the controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the national side, it is a tough time at the moment for Die Mannschaft.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, look revitalised under new manager Ronald Koeman and will make their way into the Nations League finals if they can avoid defeat in Gelsenkirchen on Monday night.
Oranje ended up comfortable winners when these sides last met in October as goals from Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum saw the Dutch win 3-0 in Amsterdam.
Germany will be playing for pride in front of their home fans and, should they win, it will see World Champions France crowned as group winners.
The Germans did warm up for this one with a comfortable friendly win against Russia, and manager Joachim Low will hoping the 3-0 victory will be the start of a change in fortune for his youthful side.
Dortmund star man Marco Reus is expected to start for Germany on Monday night after missing the win over Russia with a foot injury.
Draxler, Ter Stegen, Uth and Hector are all out of this one for the home side.
The Netherlands will most likely field the same side that beat France, despite just having two days of recovery time, providing they all remain fit.
Germany Potential Starting XI: Neuer, Ginter, Sule, Kimmich, Kroos, Havertz, Schulz, Reus, Gnabry, Sane
Netherlands Potential Starting XI: Cillessen, Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind, De Roon, Wijnaldum, F. De Jong, Bergwijn, Babel, Memphis.
Stats & Facts
- Germany have won more times in the Netherlands (eight) than they have against the Dutch at home (seven).
- Germany's biggest win over the Dutch was a 7-0 triumph in 1959
- Holland’s biggest victory over the German’s was 3-1 in 2002.
- Serge Gnabry has scored four goals in his four Germany caps to date.
- Thomas Müller is two caps short of 100 for Germany, while he is four goals adrift of Michael Ballack in eighth on the Germany all-time top-scorers' chart.
- Ryan Babel played 46 games for Hoffenheim in Germany between 2011 and 2012, scoring five goals.
Head To Head
- Germany have met the Netherlands 41 times, winning 15, drawing 15 and losing 11.
Germany 17/12 – D 27/10 – Netherlands 7/2 (Betfair)
One of football’s oldest rivalries writes it new chapter with the struggling Germany entertaining their European neighbours Holland.
If the Dutch, equipped with the giant Van Dijk at the back and the in-form Memphis Depay up front, can continue their impressive football, it would come as no surprise if they could come away with a positive result against a German side struggling in confidence.
I believe The Netherlands will aim keep it tight against a side full of quality, but do possess enough going forward to score on the night.