Group C is shaping up to be a classic especially as Northern Ireland currently top it with four wins from four. However, both Germany and the Netherlands can take a giant leap towards qualification with victory in Hamburg in the standout tie of this round of qualifying games.
Only Russia (15) have scored more goals in the qualifying stages for Euro 2020 so far than Germany – Joachim Löw’s men have netted 13 goals in just four games at an average of 3.25 goals per game. In that, was three goals against the Dutch and eight on home soil against Estonia. It seems then just over 1.5 goals is quite conservative with online betting sites, but the Netherlands have learned their lesson from their loss to the Germans and will prove yet another stern test as Ronald Koeman’s clockwork Oranje aim for revenge.
GERMANY TO SCORE OVER 1.5 GOALS
The last three times Germany have played the Dutch on home soil or been classed as the home side in a major tournament, they have scored in the first half and held on to that lead into the break. That is reason enough to back the German’s to win the first half but if you need even more convincing, then Germany have scored in the first half in six of their last seven games in all competitions.
GERMANY TO LEAD AT HALF TIME
A draw is the joint-most common result between these two sides with a total of 16 stalemates in 43 meetings between the two. Of those 16 draws, only three were 0-0s, and the last time the pair met on German soil, 2-2 was the end result. Whatever happens, the Netherlands are guaranteed a playoff place whilst the Germans are looking good to occupy one of the two top qualifying spots in group C so expect a free-flowing game.
GAME TO END IN A SCOREDRAW
Head to Head
A 90th minute Nico Schulz goal gave Germany the three-points when the sides met earlier in the qualifying stage in a thrilling 3-2 win. The pair also met in the Nations League last season with the Dutch gaining the upper hand recording a 3-0 win on home soil before drawing 2-2 on their last trip to Germany.
Overall, Germany has claimed 16 wins over the Dutch with the Netherlands winning 11 and a total of 16 draws.
Match to finish a draw
Germany may head into the game as favourites with popular sportsbooks, but the history books suggests a draw may be on the cards. That is exactly what happened the last time the two met in Germany and has also occurred a total of sixteen times in 43 matches between the two sides. Whatever happens, the Dutch are assured a playoff place so there is little pressure on either side leading to both sides relatively happy to walk away with a point apiece.
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