Germany’s quest of qualifying for the Euro 2020 Championship comes under scrutiny as the team welcome a rejuvenated Netherlands at the Volkspark Stadium today (Friday).
Germany currently sit second in Group C with nine points, six points ahead of third-placed Holland – although the Dutch have a game in hand having only played two matches so far.
Ronald Koeman’s side have fallen behind as a result of their progress to the Uefa Nations League final, which they lost to Portugal in June.
Meanwhile, Germany will be aiming for a repeat of their 3-2 victory in Amsterdam in the reverse fixture.
- This will be the 44th meeting between Germany and Netherlands. The former have a slight upper-hand when it comes to head-to-head record, with Die Mannschaft picking up 16 wins compared to Oranje’s 11 victories (16 draws).
- The latest encounter between Germany and Netherlands ended in a 3-2 win for the former in March earlier this year in the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers.
- Germany are unbeaten in their previous six matches, since their Nations League defeat to France in October last year (W4 D2). Joachim Low’s men have scored 19 goals in these six fixtures while letting in just five.
- Netherlands have won just one of their previous eight fixtures against Germany (D4 3L). The only win came in October last year, when they defeated their Friday’s opponents 3-0 in the Nations League.
- Germany have won all their three fixtures in the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers and have scored at least two goals in each of those games.
Possible Line Up
Germany: Neuer; Klostermann, Sule, Tah, Halstenberg; Gundogan, Kimmich, Kroos; Gnabry, Werner, Reus
Holland: Cillessen; Dumfries, de Ligt, van Dijk, Blind; de Roon, de Jong; Berghuis, Wijnaldum, Babel; Depay