EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Germany vs Netherlands Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Germany vs Netherlands kick off? Friday 6th August, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Germany vs Netherlands being played? Volksparkstadion

What is the weather forecast for Germany vs Netherlands? Cloudy, 14c

What television channel is Germany vs Netherlands on? Sky have the rights to UEFA European Qualifiers matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Germany vs Netherlands? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

What was the score when the teams last met? Netherlands 2-3 Germany

THE TEAM NEWS

GERMANY

  • Germany will be looking to maintain their 100% record and draw level on points with Northern Ireland at the top of Group C ahead of the two teams' meeting next week.
  • Injured trio Leroy Sane, Thilo Kehrer and Antonio Rudiger are the main absentees from Joachim Low's 22-man squad, while midfielder Emre Can has been recalled.
  • Timo Werner should lead the attack having started the season in blistering form, while Joshua Kimmich is expected to be deployed as a defensive midfielder once again.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Neuer; Klostermann, Ginter, Sule, Schulz; Goretzka, Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Werner, Reus

Unavailable: Kehrer (Injured), Sane (Injured), Rudiger (Injured)

Doubtful:

NETHERLANDS

  • The Netherlands have only played two qualifiers as they reached the final of the Nations League in the summer, and victory over Germany would close the gap on their bitter rivals to three points with a game in hand.
  • Winger Steven Bergwijn has pulled out of the squad after suffering an injury last weekend so youngster Justin Kluivert, who is yet to feature in a competitive match, has been called up.
  • Young striker Donyell Malen has received his first-call up but there is no place for Wout Weghorst despite his excellent club form. Memphis Depay, who has scored four goals in four games for Lyon this season, should lead the attack in any case.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Cillessen; Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind; De Roon, F. De Jong, Wijnaldum; Berghuis, Depay, Promes

Unavailable: Bergwijn (Injured), Van de Beek (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

There were five goals in the reverse fixture in March and Friday's encounter promises to be another high-scoring one between these two old rivals. Germany have scored two or more goals in five of their last six internationals, as have the Netherlands in each of their last four European qualifiers.

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