Germany and Netherlands meet at Volksparkstadion, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). The head‑to‑head record between these two teams couldn’t be more balanced, since there were 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 head‑to‑heads.
Germany VS Netherlands
06 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group C – Round 5
06 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Germany
After 3 wins, the home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 9 points won. In the last match, they have won (8‑0) at home against Estonia, after in the previous round they have won (0‑2) in an away match against Belarus. In the last 10 home matches Germany has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have turned the score around in 2. In the last 13 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (31’‑45′).
What Germany have been doing so far is very positive and they are sure to qualify for the next European championship. The team want to maintain their good performance and know that it is entirely possible due to their quality. Therefore, we can expect a very active team in the field, always looking for goals. It is quite true that their opponent also present quality, but the hosts know that they have full conditions to score all three points. In this match the best players available will be in the field.
Analysis of Netherlands
The away team is currently in the 3rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 1 loss. In the penultimate round, they have won a home match agaisnt Belarus by (4‑0). In the last round, they have lost a home match against Germany by (2‑3). In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got an away loss against Portugal by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches Netherlands has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 10 times and have only turned the score around in 2. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’‑90′); they have conceded 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (0’‑15′).
If the Dutch national team want to go to the next Euro, they need to work hard and show something better. It is necessary to have regularity, in the performances and results, as this is the right way to achieve what they want. In the current round the difficulty will be great, but the team know they need to have attitude, after all a defeat could complicate their task. This is a game to take a more cautious stance and take advantage of counterattacks to try and surprise. Of course, winning is ideal, but if the team can draw they can celebrate. In this match the best players available will be in the field.