There are a couple of nations who consider Germany to be their number 1 sporting rival, including England and France. But, when you ask Germans who their arch rival is in football, they say the Netherlands. The rivalry between the two was ignited decades ago and is still pretty much hot. Actually, just a few months ago, these two played in the UEFA Nations League. This Sunday, they play in the Euro 2020 qualification and if you wanna bet on that game, make sure to read our Netherlands vs Germany prediction and betting tips!
The last couple of years were very exciting for football fans in Netherlands, both in positive and negative way. First they failed to qualify for the World Cup 2018, which was a massive disappointment. But, then, they did really well in the UEFA Nations League, booking themselves a spot in the semifinals.
They played in the League A in a group with their next opponent Germany, but also with the current World champion, France. And they managed to beat France at home by 2:0. They were even more impressive when they played against Germany at home, beating them 3:0.
The match against Germany was played at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, the same stadium where their next clash will take place. This venue has been a place where a lot of memorable moments happened lately. Apart from the impressive wins by the Dutch national team, Johan Cruijff Arena was also the stadium where Ajax put on some amazing performances in the Champions League.
Of course, the support from the stands is not the only reason why the Dutch should be optimistic ahead of this game. The thing is that they have a really impressive squad at the moment, with some really talented players in all areas of the pitch. Still, their strongest point seems to be their back line, where they have one of the world’s best center-backs Virgil van Dijk, together with Stefan de Vrij who’s been one of the best Inter players this season.
The big news ahead of this match is that Germany manager Joachim Low has decided to leave out three Bayern Munich players for good. The guys in question are Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels. Whether he’ll change his mind in the future, we’re yet to see, but these guys won’t feature in the game against Holland.
The reason why he did it is not that he’s mad at them. It’s because he believes Germany has better players in those positions. And it seems he’s right. Germany have a number of young players looking to showcase their talents on the global stage. They need to be given a chance.
And because the ‘old guys’ had a real debacle at the World Cup last summer, Low has decided to bring in some fresh blood. The result is that in the squad he picked for the game with the Netherlands, only one guy is over 30. The guy in question is their goalie, Manuel Neuer.
Cillessen – Van Dijk, De Vrij, Van Aanholt, Blind – Wijnaldum, Strootman, Frankie De Jong – Babel, Promes, Depay
Neuer – Sule, Rudiger, Klostermann, Kehrer – Gundogan, Goretzka, Havertz – Sane, Gnabry, Werner
Netherlands vs Germany Prediction
Both teams seem incredibly strong right now, with some players extremely motivated to show how good they are to the world. Not to mention that Netherlands vs Germany is one of the biggest footballing rivalries on the planet. All of this means that we’re guaranteed to see an exciting duel on Sunday, probably with lots of goals.
Netherlands vs Germany Betting Tips
- BTS @1.61 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.80 (bet365)