Germany vs Netherlands will be the most interesting match of qualification to Euro2020 on the 6th of September, which will be held at Volksparkstadion, in Hamburg. These teams are strong favourites of group C to promote to the main Euro2020 tournament. The most interesting thing, that now, Northern Ireland stands at 1st place without any losings with 12 points after 4 matches against Belarus and Estonia. Read our thoughts about this extremely interesting UEFA Euro2020 qualification match here below.
FIFA Rating – 15
Germany after an unbeaten World Cup qualification in the 2017 year, they struggled to play good and confident football. Before the World Cup in Russia, they showed doubtful results in preparational games. Finally, weak form and maybe poorly chosen tactics left Germany in the last place of World Cup group with Sweden, Mexico and South Korea. After such humiliation, especially remembering the World Cup in Brazil, the team should get together and regain the trust of the fans. But unfortunately, their troubles did not end and they again stumbled in the Nations Cup, where they finished last in the group and fell into League B.
In the Euro2020 qualification, Germany looks confidently and has already managed to win in a productive match 3:2 against the Netherlands, with a late N. Shulz goal, at Johan Cruijff Arena, in Amsterdam. That was the opening match of qualification, against an opponent who was in the same group in the UEFA Nations League. In second round, they won against Belarus with easy 2:0 win at Borisov Arena, in Barysaw. And finally, on the 11 of June, they totaly crashed at Opel Arena, in Mainz, Estonian national team with 8:0 result. We can’t even comment on how Estonia’s game was similar to a Sunday league team. If Germany wins the second game against the Netherlands, most likely they will secure a place in the main tournament.
Almost all players of this calling are from Bundesliga, as only Bernard Leno, ter Stegen, Toni Kroos, Gundogan and Emre Can are from other leagues. Unfortunately, Leroy Sane can’t join squad playing this time against Netherlands and Northern Ireland.
Predicted Germany line-up
Joshua Kimmich, Mattias Ginter, Niklas Sule, Jonas Hector;
Marco Reus, Toni Kroos, Illkay Gundogan, Emre Can, Serge Gnabry;
FIFA Rating – 16
Netherlands made a very big step to a great time for national team. They were UEFA Nations League Finalists, were unfortunately lost to Portugal. Moreover, in the group stage, they took first place after winning against ex-World Champions Germany. In Euro2020 qualification they once again faced Germany at Johan CruijFF Arena in Amsterdam, unfortunately, lost this game in a very productive game with 2:3 result. The game was very similar, although the hosts had more shots on goal and ball control. Earlier, Oranges failed to qualify to the World Cup in Russia due to weaker goal difference compared with Sweden.
Now the team really looks very confident and gracefull. In fact, now they are in trend especially after good results with the national team and the Ajax team last season. They are at the peak of their abilities, show long-forgotten results and a beautiful game. At first glance, the called team look very young, but in reality, they are already with very good experience in playing for both the national team and clubs, in very respected leagues.
Predicted Netherlands line-up
Denzel Dumfries, Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind;
Frenkie de Jong, Kevin Strootman, Georginio Wijnaldum;
Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel Quincy Promes;
Germany vs Netherlands H2H
During the last 2 years, these teams met already 3 times. Twice they played in UEFA Nations League, where Netherlands won at home with 3:0 result, and drawn the match in the return game, in Germany. In the first round of UEFA Euro 2020 qualification, Germany won in a very exciting match against Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena, in Amsterdam. This greatly complicates the chances of the Oranges to take first place in the group.
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