Big Game Focus: Germany v Netherlands

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The Dutch national team are preparing to face Germany in the latest Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday evening. Who will carry the day in this classic encounter? Bet on football here.

Hamburg will host the match between Germany and the Netherlands in a display pitying two of Group C’s finest. Joachim Low's troops beat Estonia 8-0 during their last qualifying match, but they will have a hard time coping with a much more difficult opposition.

The Dutch, on the other hand, will be out to exert their revenge on Germany for a 3-2 loss at the Johan Cruijff Arena the last time out. Given the attacking potential of Ronald Koeman’s troops, we could be in for yet another high-scoring affair.

Both sides trail Northern Ireland in the group but each have played less games and therefore they are in desperate need for all three points here.

Betting preview

Germany are in a strong position heading into this fixture since Joachim Low's men have won their last three matches, including a stinging 8-0 rout on the final day of the qualifiers against Estonia. They have also lost only one of their last eight encounters against the Netherlands. You can bet for Germany to win at odds of 1.90.

The hosts have seen Over 2.5 Goals scored in seven of their last nine games. The last three meetings between the two also witnessed Over 2.5 Goals scored, a record that is true for eight of the last ten duels. Back Over 2.5 Goals with at odds of 1.55.

Both teams will be keen to win this fixture by all means and you can expect them to put in the work to achieve it. The Germans have found the net at least once in their last seven meetings. The Dutch have equally scored at least one goal in nine of their last ten games. You can bet on Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.50.

Team News

Jerome Boeteng and Mats Hummels are not part of the German team, whilst Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer are the only players with more than 50 selections from the list of convened for this break. Leroy Sane will be out after an injury with Manchester City in the Community Shield against Liverpool. Timo Werner might get the nod to lead Germany's line of attack because of his good start to the season with RB Leipzig, with whom he has scored five goals in three games this season.

The Netherlands have two of the four most expensive defensive men in football history, Mathijs De Ligt and Virgil van Dijk. UEFA Champions League winner Van Dijk has been at ease this season with Liverpool, but De Ligt has had a tough start with Juventus. Justin Kluivert was also called for the national team.

Possible lineups

Germany: Ter Stegen, Hector, Ginter, Sule, Schulz, Gundogan, Kroos, Kimmich, Gnabry, Reus, Werner

Netherlands: Cillessen, Blind, Van Dijk, De Ligt, Dumfries, De Jong, Wijnaldum, Roon, Bergwijn, Babel, Depay