Netherlands v Germany – Amsterdam Arena at 19:45 GMT

A big match is set to take place when Netherlands and Germany go head-to-head in their Euro 2020 qualifiers clash at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday night. This match will see a resurgent Netherlands side after four years of challenging spell. The visitors will enter this fixture in a new state of positive outlook as well as they hope to restore themselves and bring back the glory they once were.

After failing to qualify in the last two major international competitions, not many would have expected that Netherlands would be returning for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. However, they kicked-off their campaign with a great start after a 4-0 thrashing of Belarus on Thursday. They were also terrific in their Nations League campaign, dominating the group ahead of France and Germany.

Furthermore, Netherlands just lost two of their 11 fixtures since Ronald Koeman took the reins, and it includes a few remarkable victories against the likes of Germany, France, and Portugal. They also won a string of four victories at home, scoring 11 goals in the process. Their only home defeat was when they came up against England in a 1-0 loss.

On the other hand, four-time World champions Germany have endured a dismal few months on the international stage. They will enter this match feeling hopeful despite their adequate form. Aside from failing to defend their title as the reigning champions in the last World Cup, they also finished last in their Nations League group after a draw with Netherlands at home.

The visitors have won only two of their seven matches. They will enter this match off the back of their most recent failure in the form of an unconvincing 1-1 deadlock at home with Serbia.

LATEST NEWS

–          Joachim Low made a decision to remove Thomas Muller, Mats Hummerls, and Jerome Boateng from the line-up.

–          Leroy Sane is a doubt for Germany.

PROBABLE FORMATION & STARTING XI

Netherlands: 4-2-3-1

Jasper Cillessen, Denzel Dumfries, Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk, Daley Blind, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Steven Bergwijn, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ryan Babel, Memphis Depay

Germany: 4-2-3-1

Manuel Neuer, Lukas Klostermann, Jonathan Tah, Niklas Sule, Marcel Halstenberg, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Julian Brandt, Kai Havertz, Toni Kroos, Timo Werner

KEY PLAYERS

Netherlands

Memphis Depay has been quite a star in France ever since he transferred to Lyon from Manchester United. He’s also becoming an important player for Netherlands’ revival as evident in his performance against Belarus, scoring an impressive two goals and a couple of assists along the way.  

Germany

Timo Werner plays as a striker for Bundesliga team RB Leipzig and the German national team. He has been one of the key players for Leipzig and the national team, notching up match-winning goals. He has been involved in a lot of crucial matches for both teams.

MATCH PREDICTION

Netherlands v Germany: 2-1

Another defeat seems likely for Germany. The visitors finished bottom in their Nations League group, failing to win any of their four fixtures. Furthermore, they lost three successive matches on the road. Netherlands are obviously in a better form compared to Germany. However, the visitors will be definitely be aiming to turn things around and prove to the world that they are back with vengeance.

By @EliaasMJ

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