Netherlands U21 VS Germany U21 Preview and Prediction

UEFA European U-21 Football Championship - Netherlands U21 VS Germany U21

Kick off: 03-06-2021 20:00 Thursday(GMT+1)

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MATCH PREVIEW

Netherlands U21 pulled one of the biggest shockers of the UEFA Euro U21 Championships by eliminating a much fancied France U21 at the quarter finals stage. They will be out to cause another upset when they take on Germany U21 in the semis on Thursday. The Dutch were slow starters in this competition, drawing their opening two matches at the group stages and up to this end, they have no clean sheet in the four matches played. Against France U21, they impressively came from behind, with Myron Boadu scoring a second half brace after Dayot Upamecano’s first half goal for the French. The semi final meeting between these two nations will be the second in this competition after they drew 1-1 in the group stages. Leipzig forward Justin Kluivert was instrumental in the win over France U21 and having played in Germany last season, he will be expected to share a few tricks going to this game. He also scored in the 1-1 draw at the group stage and has stepped up well in the absence of Cody Gakpo who was promoted to the senior team heading to Euro 2020.

 

While Netherlands U21 did their business within 90 minutes, Germany U21 were forced to fight hard and went all the way to 120 minutes before seeing off Denmark U21 on post match penalties. The German youngsters are in for another tough match against this Dutch side. They needed a late Lukas Nmecha equalizer in the group stages to draw 1-1 with Netherlands U21 and the Manchester City forward was again on target against Denmark U21 in the quarters as they drew 2-2. Nmecha has now scored three goals in this competition and will attract a lot of focus against the Dutch. Germany U21 have scored six goals in this competition, and in their last six matches, they have just two clean sheets. They have one outright win in this competition – the 3-0 win over Hungary U21 in their opening game.

 

KEY STATISTICS

Netherlands U21 have no clean sheet in this competition so far.

Both sides have scored in each of Netherlands U21’s last five matches.

Germany U21 have two clean sheets in their last five matches.

Germany U21 have one outright win in this competition.

 

BETTING VERDICT

Germany U21 will be a bit fatigued going to this game, having had to go all the way through extra time and post match penalties. They face a Netherlands U21 side that did its business well within 90 minutes. The two nations faced off at the group stages and it was a tight affair settled by goals from Justin Kluivert and Lukas Nmecha. We expect another tight affair here so go for a draw at 90 minutes.

 

Netherlands U21 VS Germany U21

Pick: Draw

 

Netherlands U21 VS Germany U21 Preview and Prediction

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