The Netherlands – Germany, the classic in national football history is coming up next Saturday. At 8:45 pm both countries cross the line in the second group duel in group 1 of the UEFA Nations League. With many new faces, the Netherlands is ready to surprise against an excited Germany.
National coach Ronald Koeman dares to innovate. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, Steven Bergwijn, Denzel Dumfries and Pablo Rosario are the newest faces in the Orange selection, while the team has already undergone a rejuvenation treatment with Nathan Aké, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt. In addition to new impetus, the growth also brings quality to the team. In this way, Groeneveld immediately impresses at the highest football level in its first season. With four goals and three assists in ten games at Club Brugge, he surprised the connoisseurs. He quickly adapts and recently scored a great goal in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid. If the 21-year-old attacker adapts just as quickly in the Dutch team, there may be a raid on Saturday.
Defensive super talent
For another young talent, the national coach will certainly provide a basic position. Matthijs de Ligt was in the base all six games led by Koeman and convinced both in Orange and at his club with adult play. The only 19-year-old defender plays as an experienced hand and shows that not only in the Premier League but also in the Champions League. The Ajax player is stable, calm at the ball and has football insight. The strength of the player can also be seen in the figures of his club. In seven Premier League matches with De Ligt, Ajax gave up only one goal. In the Dutch national team, he cannot provide such figures, since he only won one clean sheet in six games. Against the Germans again a chance to showcase its form and class.
Dramatic World Cup
Germany comes from a deep trough. The World Cup has left deep marks in the Joachim Low team. Mesut Özil chose not to be available anymore for Die Mannschaft and Mario Gomez said goodbye as an international after an impressive career. Despite the elimination in the World Cup group stage, trainer Löw has retained the confidence of the German Football Association. With young players Julian Brandt, Thilo Kehrer and Leroy Sané, Germany hopes for a quality injection. After the summer, the team was not convinced with a 0-0 against France and a 2-1 win over Peru. The Netherlands hopes to profit from this, but given the qualities, a draw is the most obvious.
The Netherlands: 3.40
Final score 1-1: 7.50
The Netherlands is leading the break, duel ends immediately: 14.50
A tie and both teams score: 4.33
The Netherlands: 3.30
Final score 1-1:
The Netherlands is leading the half time, duel ends immediately: 14.50
Both teams score: 1.61