Germany v Netherlands Betting Tips & Predictions – Monday 19th November 2018

Joachim Low’s Germany and Ronald Koeman’s Netherlands go head-to-head in a tasty UEFA Nations League contest in Gelsenkirchen on Monday night. This clash at the Veltins-Arena will be the final Nations League A, Group 1 fixture. Before making the trip to Germany, the Dutch hosted group leaders France at De Kuip in Rotterdam on Friday and posted an impressive 2-0 victory. The Dutch need only a draw against Germany in this one to win the group.

The Germans have been in poor form recently but having seen off Russia with ease in a friendly on Thursday, Low’s boys will be eyeing up their first Nations League win against Holland. The Dutch are slowly but surely getting back on their feet after a dreadful last few years, and they have a very capable manager in Koeman. However, as expected, they head to Gelsenkirchen as underdogs.

Top Tips

Germany to Win -1 Goal Handicap @ 21/10

Germany to Win 3-0 @ 14/1

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Germany News: Tough Time for the Germans

Germany Game at the Arena AufSchalke
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Having won just one of five in all competitions, Germany got back to winning ways last time out, picking up a comfortable win over Russia in a friendly at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. The Germans dominated the game, with Leroy Sane, Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry getting the goals in a 3-0 victory. Die Mannschaft are usually strong on German soil, and they will be looking for a home win in this one.

Low’s Men Looking to Bounce Back After a Dismal World Cup

Before a ball was kicked at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany were many people’s favourites to retain the trophy. However, they were far from their best in Russia, never really recovering from their shock defeat to Mexico in their opener. The 2014 world champions then laboured to a 2-1 victory over Sweden before bowing out with a whimper, losing 2-0 to South Korea in Kazan. That was a bitter pill to swallow for the Germans, who have struggled to recover since.

One Point from a Possible Nine Not Good Enough

Germany have made a woeful start to the Nations League. Having begun with a 0-0 draw with world champions France at the Allianz Arena in Munich, the Germans were then embarrassed by Holland in Amsterdam, crashing to a heavy 3-0 defeat in the Dutch capital. They then squandered a lead to lose 2-1 at the Stade de France, as Toni Kroos’s penalty was cancelled out by two Antoine Griezmann goals. Germany can’t qualify to next summer’s Nations League Finals while a win for Holland on Friday will see the Germans relegated to League B.

Netherlands News: Decent Campaign Thus Far

Dutch Fans During Football Match
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Whatever happens in Netherlands’ last two games, this Nations League campaign has been a step in the right direction for the dented footballing nation. After narrowly losing in France, Holland kept their Nations League Finals hopes alive with and stunning 3-0 victory over Germany back in October. Koeman’s men sit on six points from three games after Friday’s crucial victory over France. Holland will be going all out to get the point their need here to finish top and qualify for Euro 2020. But it won’t be easy for them when they rock up in Gelsenkirchen on Monday evening.

Dutch Improving Under Koeman

Holland have been in much better form of late, winning nine of their last 14 matches in all competitions, losing just two of those in the process. Since being beaten 1-0 by England in Koeman’s first game in charge back in March, the Oranges have won four, drawn three and lost one of their past eight. Although it will be a tough ask, a single point from their last Nations League match would see Netherlands win the group and progress to the Nations League Finals.

Analysis: Hosts to Pick up the Points

It’s been a Nations League campaign to forget for the Germans so far, but Low will want his side to end with a win on Monday. Holland have no doubt improved of late, with October’s 3-0 victory over Germany being one of their greatest results in quite some time, and Friday’s triumph over France shouldn’t be ignored. But we fancy the home team to be too strong for Koeman’s side in this one.

Germans to Win by a Margin

On their day, Germany are capable of sweeping any team under the rug. Prior to the 2018 World Cup, Die Mannschaft looked unstoppable, and their squad is still as strong as anyone’s in international football. With that in mind, we’re backing the Germans to secure a comfortable win on Monday. Have a punt on the hosts to win -1 at the decent price of 21/10.

Home Team to Get Revenge

Germany fell to one of their heaviest defeats in recent times when these two nations squared off in Amsterdam a couple of months ago, with the Dutch running out deserved 3-0 winners on the night. However, we fancy the Germans to get revenge here, so put a few quid on Low’s troops to seal 3-0 victory of their own at the big odds of 14/1.

Germany to Keep the Dutch Out in Gelsenkirchen

Clean sheets have been hard to come by for the Germans of late, although they did keep Russia at bay in Thursday’s 3-0 victory in Leipzig. Germany to win to nil on Monday is available at 2/1.

Recent Matches

Prior to October’s big win in Amsterdam, Holland had not beaten the Germans in 16 years. Shortly after the 2002 World Cup, Patrick Kluivert, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored in a 3-1 friendly win in Gelsenkirchen. After that, Germany had won two and drawn three of the subsequent five meetings. Over the years, these two successful nations have had several ding-dong battles, with the Germans just having the edge.

13th October 2018: Netherlands 3 – 0 Germany

Holland put in one of their best performances in years when these two locked horns at the Johan Cruyff Arena back in October. Holland took the game to the Germans from the start, with a Virgil Van Dijk goal getting them up and running in the first half. The Dutch had to wait until the 87th minute to double their lead, with former Manchester United man Memphis Depay getting in on the act. Deep into injury time, Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum netted to put the icing on the cake in Amsterdam.

14th November 2012: Netherlands 0 – 0 Germany

Some big names such as Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder all sat out this match and it rather showed. There wasn’t a great deal of quality on show during what was a low-key friendly. Half-time changes for the Dutch saw some improvements but rather minor ones. Darryl Janmaat came closest to scoring for the hosts while Reus spurned his chance to snatch a late winner.

13th June 2012: Netherlands 1 – 2 Germany

A Mario Gomez brace sent Germany to the top of Group B in Euro 2012 and left the Oranje on the brink of early elimination. It would have been a different story if Robin van Persie had been more clinical earlier in the game but the Arsenal man was only able to convert a consolation goal. The Netherlands’ 28 shot tally counted for nothing in the end as they were left to rue their missed opportunities.

17th November 2011: Germany 3 – 0 Netherlands

Germany made it 10 games unbeaten with an easy friendly victory in Berlin. Goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose and Arsenal’s Ozil got the job done as the hosts exploited the Netherlands’ ineffective 4-3-2-1 formation. It was rather the shock result given that the Oranje came into the match having lost just one of their previous 16 contests.

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