Germany vs Netherlands
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: VELTINS-Arena (Gelsenkirchen).
Germany will end a dreadful year on Monday night when they play host to Netherlands in teams’ final action of 2018 at VELTINS-Arena. The venue in Gelsenkirchen has not been sold out yet which only confirms the massive crisis in and around the German national side.
Die Manncshaft saw a shocking group stage exit this summer and Russia and continued to struggle in the inaugural UEFA Nations League edition. They took just a single point from three round robin games in the competition so far. It means they have already lost all hopes of winning the group and advancing to the semi-final.
Can Joachim Low at least fix the generally poor impression and guide Germany to a win over Netherlands on the last Matchday?
Germany vs Netherlands: Head-to-head
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes in the head to head history between these two likes.
It happened 10 times out of 26 games.
Netherlands won 9 and lost 7 of remaining 16 ties.
Oranje celebrated a demolishing 3-0 victory when the two teams played each other a month ago in Amsterdam thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Germany vs Netherlands: Prediction
The story is completely opposite with the Dutch national side. Ronald Koeman has done an amazing job on bringing Netherlands back where they belong (crème de la crème in European circles) after they skipped last two major tournaments.
Oranje lost only one of last eight matches even though they’ve played some very strong opponents in the process. The team showed a terrific form in October when they saw off Germany and drew 1-1 to Belgium in a friendly.
Koeman won’t have any troubles with the squad and we will likely see very few rotations in a 4-3-3 formation which dispatched Germans with ease a month ago at Johan Cruijff Arena. Low once again decided to have Manuel Neuer between the posts on the expense of Barcelona’s in-form Marc Andre ter-Stegen. Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng is injured and won’t be available.
The bookies see Germany as 1.65 favourites, but the value is absolutely with Netherlands who will come into the game in much higher spirits.
Germany vs Netherlands: Bet Tips
Netherlands or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11)
Germany Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).