Cast as definite outsiders for Group One after failing to qualify for the last two international tournaments, the Oranje now need only a point from this final fixture to beat world champions France to top spot.
Having run out emphatic 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture in Amsterdam, they are priced at 16/5 (4.20) with William Hill to make it through to next summer’s final round with another impressive win, or 13/5 (3.60) to ease through with a draw.
Already relegated to Group B after taking just a point from their opening three matches, Joachim Low’s men remain 5/6 (1.83) favourites to salvage some pride by coming out on top at the Veltins Arena.
Marco Reus will face a late fitness test as he struggles with a foot injury, although Jonas Hector is available despite going off injured in Thursday’s friendly victory over Russia.
With no new injuries to contend with, Ronald Koeman is unlikely to make any changes to the line-up that beat France 2-0 on Friday.
Having gone into 2018 as favourites for a World Cup that the Netherlands would not even be contending, it is fair to say the Die Mannschaft have endured a reversal in fortunes to their neighbours.
While the Dutch have only been beaten by France and a resurgent England this year, Low’s team has already lost to modest opposition such as Austria, Mexico and South Korea on the way to suffering six defeats in one calendar year for the first time in history.
With just four wins to their name in 14 fixtures, the Germans certainly don’t seem worthy of their short price to come out on top against a confident visiting side, who instead look a strong bet at 19/20 (1.95) to get at least the draw they need to secure first place.