Germany vs Netherlands Euro 2020 qualifier Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Euro 2020 Germany vs Netherlands
Germany vs Netherlands Euro 2020 qualifiers

The match is over.
Score: 2-4.

A game between two international football giants and two fierce rivals takes place this Friday night and it promises to be a special and exciting game, especially after what happened in the UEFA Nations League recently.

Predictions

Games between Germany and the Netherlands are always hard to predict and always hard to call, so it may be wiser to play it safe with this fixture.

Germany have endured a tough period in international football as of late, going out of the group stages of the 2018 World Cup and finishing bottom of their Nations League group containing Holland and France. But they got back on track in recent games with three comprehensive wins out of three games.

The Dutch, on the other hand, have improved in recent times. Beating England and losing to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League this summer was a good sign of improvement, but their 3-2 loss against Germany in March showed that they aren’t quite the full package yet.

Germany’s recent wins came against the Netherlands, Estonia and Belarus, winning all three by an aggregate score of 13-2.

Holland have only played two qualifiers so far and currently sit third behind Germany and Northern Ireland, so a win here could prove to be massive for the Oranje.

Germany are probably slight favourites for this one so if you want to back a winner they may be the way to go, but a score draw may be the smart bet in this game during the first international break of the new season.

Betting Tips

The odds are suggesting that this particular score line is a good one to back and a good bet to go with so it may be wise to stick with this short win, however a tight game is expected so it’s no surprise that this is among the best online betting odds for this round. 888sport have it as 15/2.

But if you’re looking to stick with a draw, this one may be the bet for you. As mentioned before, a score draw may be the best and most logical bet for this round of fixtures and this game in particular, but to back a draw at half time and a draw at full time is even wiser because it avoids you having to rely on goals, you can rely on any score. It’s a good bet considering the talent of both sides, with this bet rated at 27/5 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

For international fixtures, the 43 played between Germany and the Netherlands is quite a lot, but it’s no surprise considering their history. Germany have 16 wins, the Dutch have 11 wins and a draw has been played 16 times.

Stats

  • 1910 was the first meeting between these nations, with Holland running out 4-2 winners in a standard international friendly.
  • The most famous meeting came in 1974 when West Germany defeated Johan Cruyff’s Holland in the World Cup Final, with goals from Paul Breitner and Gerd Muller cancelling out an early Johan Neeskens penalty.
  • Between 1957 and 1986, the Dutch never managed to beat West Germany in any fixture, even losing 7-0 in 1959 with legendary striker Uwe Seeler scoring a hat trick.
  • The most recent meeting went in Germany’s favour in this Euro 2020 qualifier with Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Nico Schulz scoring the goals in a 3-2 win.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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