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Germany to continue World Cup recovery away to Holland in UEFA Nations League

Joachim Low Holland vs Germany UEFA Nations League soccer betting odds

For Holland, international football seems to be going from bad to worse, as the nation lurches from one crisis to another. First came the failure to qualify for the European championships in 2016, followed by its absence from the World Cup earlier this summer in Russia. And on Saturday the Dutch take on a Germany side still smarting from its group stage exit at the World Cup.

  • Holland has lost two of its last 10 matches across all competitions.
  • Germany has won three of its last 10 matches across all competitions.
  • Germany is unbeaten in its last six meetings with Holland.

Ronald Koeman looking to restore Holland to former glories

As the Dutch look to shake themselves out of their slumber, they have turned to former defender Ronald Koeman to turn the situation around. At long last, there may be a few shafts of light at the end of the tunnel.

The Dutch team has lost just two of its last 10 encounters across all competitions, but now faces a stringent test in the shape of former world champions Germany. In addition, Holland lost its UEFA Nations League opener 2-1 to World Cup winner France and is in desperate need of three points here in front of its own fans.

However, it is Germany that comes into this match as the favorite to seal the points. You can back Germany to pick up a win on the road at +110, with Holland out at +250 to get its first points on the board in this new tournament. A draw comes in only slightly higher, at +275, but given the fact neither side has yet managed a UEFA Nations League win, we are expecting both teams to go for it on this occasion.

Germany looking to overcome World Cup humiliation

For Joachim Low and his German players, it was a World Cup to forget, with the defending champions sent home at the first hurdle following group stage losses to Mexico and South Korea. Low has held on to his position as manager – for the time being, at least – and will be looking for an immediate reaction.

Germany is undefeated in two games since the World Cup, holding France to a goalless draw in the UEFA Nations League before edging past Peru 2-1 in a friendly. We are expecting them to get the better of Holland in this contest as well.

It is never easy trying to predict the exact scoreline of a match, but a 2-1 win for the visitors is priced competitively at +750. That in turns means you can also back OVER 2.5 goals in the game, at -138, and both teams to score, which is also at short odds of -163.

And when the odds are short, combo bets can be the way to go. You can back a win for Germany, as well as both teams to score, at the far better price of +275.

Entertainment on the cards

In the 2-1 friendly win over Peru, Germany was forced to come from a goal down and we like the chances of a similar situation unfolding on Saturday. The Germans are at the price of +800 to win from behind, and we believe it to be an outcome worth pursuing. The visitors are also at the shorter price of +175 to score in both halves, while you can back them to win both halves at +500. While Holland has enjoyed a mini revival of its own of late, we are not expecting them to get the better of the recent world champions.

And Bayern idol Thomas Muller may well be a player to keep an eye on this weekend. Muller is at +175 to score at any time during the match, and +500 to score either the first or last goal of the game.

For the Dutch, young striker Arnaut Groeneveld will surely be keen to catch the eye. The 21-year-old is priced at +210 to hit the back of the net against the Germans. However, it is still unlikely to be enough to influence the final result. This should be a narrow win for the visitors.