If you ask Germans, their biggest rival is not England, nor France. It’s the Netherlands. This rivalry goes way back and is not only related to football. And this time, it’s even more important than usual. It may decide which of these two teams will remain in the League 1 of the UEFA Nations League. Wanna make some money on the Monday’s match? Of course you want! And that’s why you need to take a look at the Germany vs Netherlands prediction & betting tips.
Things haven’t been going very well with this team for a while. Even though they were among the biggest favorites for winning the World Cup 2018, they failed even to go past the group stage. And their poor performances didn’t finish then. They continued into the UEFA Nations League.
Germany play in the Group 1 of the League 1, together with France and Netherlands. Sure, the group is probably the toughest of them all, but that’s not excuse for Germany to have only 1 point after three matches. An even more embarrassing fact is that their goal difference is 1:5.
So, what the heck is going on with former world champions? Are they tired of winning? Is there a problem with the manager? I think there’s a little bit of everything involved. First of all, their key players are already in their thirties and haven’t been in a very good form lately. By lately, I mean the last few months.
And because most of their key men play for Bayern Munich, a team that’s struggling in Bundesliga, it’s not a surprise that they aren’t too focused on the national team. And on top of everything, their manger, Jogi Low seems to hate this competition format. He believes Nations League is a nonsense.
Of course, none of this matters now. They have to beat Netherlands in order to get a chance to stay in the top league. They also need to beat them because the game is played at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, where Germany will have a great support against their arch-rivals.
Unlike Germany, Netherlands have been constantly improving their form. They failed to qualify for the World Cup 2018, which was one of the biggest blows for their self-esteem. But, a sort of revolution has happened in this team since. Today, a group of younger players is leading the way. And it seems they have been doing it pretty well.
After losing to France in Paris 2:1, Netherlands beat Germany 3:0 at home. That game showed that they are ready to get back on the big stage. But, their dreams may get ruined if they lose to Germany on Monday.
That’s why they got to do all in their power to come back from their trip to Germany undefeated. They have the willingness and confidence on their side, but the player quality is on the side of Germans. What shell prevail?
Neuer – Rudiger, Hummels, Kimmich, Kehrer – Goretzka, Draxler, Muller – Brandt, Sane, Werner
Cillessen – de Ligt, de Vrij, Blind, Ake – Strootman, Wijnaldum, Propper – Babel, Depay, Promes
Germany vs Netherlands Prediction
Games between these two are famous for being entertaining. If you don’t count friendlies, every match between these two saw at least two goals in 90 minutes ever since they played 0:0 at the World Cup in 1988. Therefore, I expect goals once again. And this time we may see much more than just two.
Germany vs Netherlands Betting Tips
- BTS @1.73 (1XBet)
- Over 3.5 Goals @2.95 (Unibet)