Netherlands v Germany
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Saturday night, two of the great rivals of European football meet, as the Netherlands host Germany in the Nations League A. The two teams look set for a battle for top place in Group A, with world champions France currently top of the pile.
The Netherlands began their Nations League campaign by losing 2-1 in France. The defeat ended a four-game unbeaten run for the Dutch, who had previously recorded two wins and two draws.
It is interesting to note that although the home side’s recent games have not been that high scoring, both teams have scored in their last four matches.
The Oranje have been in good form of late on home soil, winning five of their last six games, while also scoring at least twice in all five wins.
Germany opened their Nations League campaign with a goalless draw against world champions France. Die Mannschaft’s recent form has been inconsistent, as Joachim Low’s team have won just two of their last five matches. The visitors woeful World Cup contributed heavily to that poor record.
The former World champions have a decent recent away record though, as Die Mannschaft have lost just once on their travels (excluding the World Cup) in nine games. However, that loss was in their last away friendly prior to the World Cup, as they went down 2-1 to neighbours Austria.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have ended in draws, while Germany recorded victories in the other two matches, so recent history is on the visitor’s side in this clash.
The home side has no reported injury worries, although Kenny Tete, Daryl Janmaat and Justin Kluivert have all been omitted from the squad after selection for the France game last time out.
Germany have a few players who have pulled out of their squad through injury, including Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and Dortmund forward Marco Reus.