Place: Johan Cruijff ArenA. Amsterdam.
Date: on the 13th of October, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Nations League.
Significantly rejuvenated team of Ronald Koeman has lost in the first round to world champions France (1:2). The truth is that Dutches showed quite good level of the games.
Five friendly matches were held by the Netherlands under the leadership of the current coach prior to the start of an official tournament. Three of them ended with bookmaker “under” that is indicative in respect of change of “yelling” style on more defensive and tactically flexible.
Dutches have played in France according to scheme 3-4-3 and due to active wings constantly kept defense of the opponent in suspense. The truth is that the 23-year right winger Kenny Tete was playing in that match from the first minutes is injured now.
31-year-old Ryan Babel is still in good mood, having scored 4 goals in 8 matches for Beşiktaş. It confirms regularity of its appearance in the squad of the team of Koeman that can be expected also in future match.
Germans in the Nations League started with a goalless draw at home with France. Then they won over Peru (2:1) in a friendly match.
Initially in the published list of the football players of Bundesteam who were called were Kevin Trapp and Leon Goretzka. But because of injuries the goalkeeper and midfielder were substituted by Bernd Leno and Serge Gnabry respectively. Earlier Antonio Rüdiger with Kai Havertz were injured. Instead of them Emre Can from Liverpool came to take part in the German national team there arrived.
In a qualifying tournament to the last World Cup Germans won all five matches, having missed only three goals. The truth is that it is better not to remember a final part on the fields of Russia for them. We will remind that defending champions left a tournament after a group round.
Head-to-heads of Netherlands vs. Germany
In due time these national teams managed to bother each other. Since the final of the World Cup 1974 the teams managed to carry out 16 matches from which only 6 matches were the friendly ones. In frames of the Euro 2012 Germans won over the rival in group (2:1) and sent it home after the first stage, in the 2004 teams tied the match (1:1) but the Dutches moved further. Prior to these two matches at the official level they played only in the European championship 1992 when the Netherlands won with the score 3:1.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Netherlands vs. Germany
Netherlands to win – 3.50
Draw – 3.70;
Germany to win – 2.04
You should not wait from the hosts an open game as under the leadership of Koeman the Orange are working work cleverer and in much less adventurous style which began to bring results. The truth is that in official matches it is still difficult. We believe that the Netherlands will try to correct it in the next match, first of all due to a reliable game at the gate.