By Maryam Naz
10th October 2018
Germany will make the short trip to the Netherlands to face Ronald Koeman’s side this Saturday. The Amsterdam Arena will host the two sides in this UEFA Nations League tie and has all the makings to be a thrilling encounter.
Netherlands vs Germany: Odds and Predictions
The Dutchmen are tipped as 9/4 favourites in our Netherlands vs Germany predictions to win on home turf, while Joachim Low’s side are betting at 11/10, with a potential draw trading at 5/2.
While Koeman’s side missed out on this summers World Cup festivities, they present Germany with a fascinating attacking line-up.
Leading the charge for the Dutch is Memphis Depay.
The 24-year-old Lyon forward has been a breath of fresh air this season for his international side, netting three goals in five games.
Our betting tipsters are wagering that he’ll make the score-sheet, projecting him at 6/1.
Depay’s dead-ball technique has been of the highest order. Combine this with his clinical striking ability and the German defenders will have a torrid time in marking him.
But it would be a mistake to write off Low’s side, despite the Germans struggling in recent international tournaments.
Crucial to their past successes has been Thomas Muller, with the forward holding up the spine of this German team.
At the age of 29, Muller is now starring at the latter stages of his career.
But he still can convert in front of goal, as well as providing for those in more advanced positions with cutting passes.
It would be foolish for the Dutch to undermine Muller, and the second installation of our Netherlands vs Germany predictions see the forward our pick to score, betting at 11/2.
Netherlands vs Germany head-to-head: (most recent first) Netherlands 0-0 Germany, Netherlands 1-2 Germany, Netherlands 0-3 Germany, Netherlands 2-2 Germany, Netherlands 1-1 Germany
Netherlands vs Germany match bets: predicted score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Netherlands to win 2-1, tipped @ 10/1
The first match bet in our Netherlands vs Germany predictions has tipped Koeman’s man to edge it as narrow victors.
If the pendulum were to swing in the favour of the Germans, we would be making them our pick to win 2-1, with odds of 15/2.
But luck favours the brave, and the Dutch are now looking to bear a sturdier defensive line-up.
A Virgil Van Dijk-led defence has tightened up a leaky back-four, and this will contain the Germans to scoring perhaps only a solitary goal.
Tipping Koeman’s men may be a riskier punt, but the ‘Oranje Holland’ playing on home turf is the perfect stage to clinch a famous win on.
Best bet: Over 2.5 goals scored, forecast @ 8/11
A slightly contradictory wager follows our initial score predictions, but this may not necessarily be a bad thing.
Considering that both teams are boasting fearsome attacks, our betting tipsters only see it fair to tip over 2.5 goals to be scored as part of our Netherlands vs Germany predictions, with intrepid odds of 8/11.
Germany’s attack contains players like Leroy Sane and Marco Reus, while Netherlands boast Ryan Babel and Quincy Promes spearheading the offence.
The stage is set for goals galore, and below we’ve listed who will top the goal-scoring charts in our match betting tips
Predicted scorer: Timo Werner to score first, trading @ 9/2
If there is one man the Germans can look to provide them goals than it’s Timo Werner.
The 22-year-old has already scored four goals in his opening six Bundesliga starts but is also chipping in for his international side.
His hold-up play around Muller and co has been thrilling to watch, as well as his forward runs in behind the back four.
Despite Netherlands’ Ryan Babel our potential pick to score with odds of 10/1, Werner edges it based on pre-match form and verdicts.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.