Having won three fixtures from three, including a 3-2 success in Amsterdam, the hosts are well on their way to qualifying after the disaster that was their 2018 World Cup campaign.
With the Dutch under pressure, there is much riding on the match in Hamburg.
|Game||Germany vs Netherlands|
|Date||Friday, September 6|
|Time||7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|ESPN 2 / TUDN USA / UniMas||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on Sky Sports Mix and can be streamed via Sky Go Extra.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Mix||Sky Go Extra|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Neuer, Leno, Ter Stegen|
|Defenders||Ginter, Tah, Klostermann, Schulz, Sule, Halstenberg, Stark, Kehrer|
|Midfielders||Hector, Kimmich, Havertz, Kroos, Brandt, Reus, Gnabry, Gundogan, Can|
Leroy Sane, who was on target when the sides met in March, is the most notable absentee for Germany as he sits out with a knee ligament injury. Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka are also missing.
Germany starting XI: Neuer; Ginter, Sule, Tah, Klostermann, Schulz; Kimmich, Kroos; Gnabry, Werner, Reus
|Goalkeepers||Cillessen, Zoet, Vermeer|
|Defenders||Blind, De Vrij, Van Dijk, Veltman, De Ligt, Ake, Van Aanholt, Dumfries|
|Midfielders||Wijnaldum, Strootman, Propper, Vilhena, De Roon, De Jong|
|Forwards||Babel, Depay, Promes, De Jong, Berghuis, Bergwijn, Malen|
Netherlands have all their star players available and boast a nice mix of youth and experience in a high-quality side.
Memphis Depay, who has 16 international goals, will lead the line.
Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen; Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind; Wijnaldum, De Jong, De Roon; Promes, Depay, Babel
Betting & Match Odds
Germany are odds on favourites to win this game, priced 19/20 at bet365 . The Netherlands are on offer at 14/5, while a draw can be backed at 3/1.
Germany are well on the way to banishing the memories of their dreadful 2018 World Cup, with three wins from three carrying them into a healthy position in Euro 2020 qualifying ahead of a crunch meeting with the Netherlands in Hamburg.
A 3-2 victory when the sides last met has the potential to be a pivotal result in the group, with Nico Schulz putting the brakes on the Dutch comeback in the last minute at the Johan Cruyff Arena in March.
Since, Joachim Low’s side have overcome a tricky away trip to Belarus with a 2-0 win, and a home match against Estonia, in which they ran out 8-0 winners.
“We’ve managed to change well, and that was a difficult endeavour after the World Cup,” Low told the media, also taking time to praise their opponents. “The Dutch have also developed enormously in recent years.”
Indeed, football in the Netherlands has responded impressively to their failure to qualify for the Russia World Cup. While the national team pushed through to the Nations League final, where they fell against Portugal, a crop of thrilling young stars led by Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt broke through at Ajax, came within a whisker of the Champions League final and have since moved on to the continent’s biggest clubs.
That Nations League participation means Ronald Koeman’s side have played at least one game fewer than their rivals in qualifying, which makes the table look ugly for the Dutch. However, he refuses to be intimated.
“The duel with Germany is not a key match,” he said. “We have to get 12 points against Estonia and Belarus and be better in the two games with Northern Ireland.”
Decisive it may not be, but taking a win in Hamburg would ease the pressure on Oranje in the potentially tricky matches to come.