44 years ago, these two countries contested the World Cup final, but they enter this European Nations League with a few problems. Germany are still licking their lips after failing to make it out of the group in the 2018 World Cup, while the Netherlands have missed the last two major tournaments after failing to qualify.
This new European Nations League is an opportunity not just to win a trophy but to qualify for the 2020 European Championships and for Netherlands it’s a chance they’d love to take. However, the draw has not been kind to them as they must take on Germany and the current World Champions France with the horrible prospect of relegation to League B for whoever finishes bottom.
Germany will be looking to bounce back from the poor display in Russia. Time then to read our review of this game and see just what our Netherlands v Germany predictions are.
1. Netherlands v Germany Predictions and Favourites
The past few years have been extremely disappointing for Dutch football. From a time when they regularly reached the latter stages of both the European Championship and the World Cup, they have failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments and now they must face the last two world champions in the European Nations League.
The Dutch side didn’t even manage to reach the World Cup play-offs, but they have only one defeat in their last eight games, a home loss to England in April of this year. A reminder of how tough it will be for them to win this group is the fact they lost 4-0 to France last year. Before they commence their first ever European Nations League campaign, they have a home friendly against Peru so will be hoping for a good result there. That’s followed by their opening group game away to France and the result of that game will decide whether they can bid to win the group or face a relegation battle.
Despite their qualifying problems, Netherlands have won four of their last five home games going into that Peru friendly. This Netherlands v Germany prediction article believes home advantage will be a big bonus for the Dutch side. You can get odds of 3.75 at Bet365 on them winning this match.
Germany went into the 2018 World Cup finals as defending champions but couldn’t even make it through the group stages. Losses to Mexico and South Korea doomed them to an early return in disgrace and now they must rebuild their reputation as one of the world’s top countries in international football having fallen to 15th in the latest FIFA World rankings, their lowest position since 2005 and only two places above their opponents.
Going into this tournament, Germany have only won two of their last nine internationals. They won a friendly over Saudi Arabia in their final World Cup warm-up game and their only win in Russia was over Sweden. They begin their European Nations League group with an away game against new world champions France. Defeat there could put them in danger of being relegated to League B, so this could be a vital game for them.
Leroy Sane is back in favour having been controversially left out of the World Cup squad, though he’s been struggling to get time on the pitch with Manchester City this season. Germany always do well in qualifying groups and the Netherlands v Germany odds have the Germans at 1.9 with Bet365 to win this match.
2. Netherlands v Germany Odds and other bets
Only two of the last seven internationals played between these two countries have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. There should be a few goals in this European Nations League game and this Netherlands v Germany betting tips article suggests going for over 2.5 goals to be scored in this match with odds of 1.7 at Bet365 available.
Our Netherlands v Germany predictions article can tell you that of the last five games played between these two countries, three have ended in draws. The Netherlands v Germany odds on this game ending all-square are 3.6 at 1xBet.
Will both teams score? Well that has been the case in six of the last eight meetings between these two countries. That could well happen again and the Netherlands v Germany odds at Bet365 on both teams finding the back of the net are 1.61 with Bet365.
3. Netherlands v Germany Live Streaming
It’s a great thrill to be able to watch the match on which you have placed a bet. It’s possible for you to do that if going to either 1xBet of Bet365 where live streaming is available for you to enjoy. Also, don’t forget that you can keep up to date with all the latest tournament odds at JohnnyBet. Read more about UEFA Nations League live streaming in our articles.