REVERSED ROLES. Only a few months ago the German national team would be the favorite of this competition, but many have changed in both teams since then. The Netherlands under the leadership of Ronald Koeman finally began to play up to expectations, winning their group in the League of Nations with France and just Germany, thanks to which they advanced to the semi-final of this competition. Germany, on the other hand, is struggling with a crisis that did not leave the group during the last World Cup.
- The Netherlands – Ronald Koeman’s players are increasingly confident and more effective. From the previous twenty clashes in all competitions they lost only three times. However, two defeats with the current world champions (France) and a defeat with England we will not bring them. During this time, they won as many as thirteen meetings. Before the Sunday clash with Germany, the coach Oranje said: They have changed a bit, but it is always a special match. We had a lot of luck during the last match in Gelsenkirchen (2: 2) and now we will have to be in the highest disposition.
- Germany – a great echo in the Germans was the matter of removing from the national team three important players (Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Muller). As stated before the first Euro 2020 qualification match, Joachim Loew, these players will no longer play in the national team when he will be a selector. A German trainer tries to introduce a generational change: A new time is ahead, new challenges are ahead of us. I need to give this team a sense of trust. They will get a chance to develop. They will also get more responsibilities.
Forecast: these teams met twice at the end of last year as part of the League of Nations. In the Netherlands, the hosts won 3-0, and in Germany a 2-2 draw result. The Netherlands is on the high tide raising the last four matches in front of its own audience, among others with France (2: 0) and Germany (3: 0). In turn, the Germans lost the previous three away skirmishes and you can see from their last matches that you probably ended up with some idea for this team, hence an attempt to change the team. I am counting that the speeding Dutchmen will once again show an offensive and effective ball taking a set of points in this competition. Suggested types for this match: no draw – Netherlands (odds 1.69) / double odds 1-1 (odds 1.9) / win Netherlands (odds 2.46).