Netherlands vs Germany by 20legend
Two teams with some outstanding talents, especially in their offensive parts of the lineups. The winner here will make a great set for proceeding together with Spain so there is a lot at stake here.
Netherlands have won this teournament twice, both in 2006 and 2007. They have not qualified for the last two final stages in the Euros, and in 2011 they lost against Ukraine in the playoffs. Now they are finally back in business and Netherlands won their group after 6-1-1 and 21-3 on goal difference. They met Slovakia in the playoffs and they won easily 4-0 over two matches. The Netherlands are heading for this championship as one of the outsiders for the title, and they got names like Luuk de Jong (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ola John (Benfica), Wijnaldum (PSV), Kevin Strootman (PSV), Daniel Hoesen (Ajax) and Adam Maher (AZ) in their squad.
Germany is the runner up favorite when it comes to win the Euros after Spain. They also have some very strong names, especially offensively, and they should be tricky to beat in this tournament. Germany won the tournament back in Sweden 2009 when they beat England (4-0) in the final. Their coach Rainer Adrion took over the team after the success in 2009, but he did not make Germany qualify to the final stages in 2011. This year it is a much squad for Germany, and they had no problem at all in the qualifying group with 9-1-0 and a unbelievable 39-9 on goal difference. They were actually eight points ahead of Bosnia, who were number two in the group. Germany met the loosing finalists from 2011, Switzerland, in the playoff and they beat them 4-2 over two matches. The offensive firepower is dominant also at Germany. Players like Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim), Peniel Mlapa (Borussia Monchengladbach), Sebastian Polter (Wolfsburg), Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hertha Berlin) and Lewis Holtby (Tottenham) are some of the offensive names that Germany possesses.
Two teams with the same strength which is offensive players and mentality. Both teams have an techniqual and offensive approach to the game which we could see from their fantastic goal differences from the qualification. All the four last meetings between these two teams have ended with four goals. In their two last meetings, Netherland won a friendly match (0-4) in 2009, but Germany won a friendly match in 2011 (1-3).
It is very special circumstances in this game as the group is so tough that none of the teams can afford to lose here. Spain will be up against Russia and three points are expected for Spain here. That means that a win in this game would be crucial for proceeding as the second team from this group. It is also very hard to pick a winner here, although Germany are slightly favorites. Both teams have some brilliant attacking players, and I believe that both teams will score, when we look at what’s at stake here.
|Both teams to score||Stan James||1.73||10||3-2 WON (+7.3 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.