Germany vs. Netherlands: Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule and Odds

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2018

(L-R) Frenkie de Jong of Holland, Virgil van Dijk of Holland, Daley Blind of Holland, Memphis Depay of Holland, Quincy Promes of Holland, Nathan Ake of Holland during the UEFA Nations League A group 1 qualifying match between The Netherlands and France at stadium De Kuip on November 16, 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
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The Netherlands will qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals if they can avoid defeat at the hands of Germany in Gelsenkirchen on Monday.

The Oranje relegated the Germans with a surprise 2-0 victory over France in Rotterdam on Friday, which moved them one point behind the world champions with one game remaining.

A win at the Veltins-Arena would see them leapfrog Les Bleus at the top of League A Group 1, but a draw would also be enough as they have a better goal difference than the French.


Date: Monday, November 19

Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET

TV: Sky Sports Football (UK), Univision Deportes (USA)

Live Stream: Sky GoUnivision NOW

Odds: Germany (10-11), Draw (14-5), Netherlands (10-3)

Odds courtesy of Oddschecker.


When the UEFA Nations League groups were drawn, the Netherlands appeared to be the clear favourites to go down with France and Germany set to battle it out for top spot.

After the Oranje lost 2-1 to France in their opening match it looked as though that might be the case, but they've turned things around with back-to-back home wins against Die Mannschaft and Les Bleus.

Football writer Robin Bairner felt the Netherlands were much better than France on Friday:

Robin Bairner @RBairner

Full-time. Netherlands 2-0 France. Memphis added a late penalty to #Wijnaldum's earlier strike. Gini the man of the match. Dutch streets ahead of the world champions tonight. #NEDFRA

The victory brought to an end France's 15-match unbeaten run, and the scoreline could have been much more one-sided had Hugo Lloris not produced a fine performance in goal.

Football writer Michiel Jongsma is impressed with how far the Netherlands have come in a short space of time:

Michiel Jongsma @JongsmaJongsma

While Koeman has obviously been helped by the progression of a lot of the Dutch players, with De Ligt, Memphis & De Jong the eye-catching examples, it's quite astonishing to see what he has gotten out of the team today compared to Hiddink/Blind/Advocaat a year or so earlier.

One of the keys to their transformation has been the form of Memphis Depay, who has become a central figure for them in the final third, per OptaJohan:

OptaJohan @OptaJohan

58 - Memphis was directly involved in 58 attempts of the Netherlands in 2018 (34 shots, 24 chances created), at least 41 more than any other player (Quincy Promes 17). Leader. https://t.co/rZ9lezvam0

Depay also got on the scoresheet when the Netherlands beat Germany 3-0 in October, and he'll be a big threat to their back line on Monday.

The Germans have picked up just one point from their three Nations League matches as the hangover from their FIFA World Cup group-stage exit has continued.

They put in an encouraging performance against Russia in a 3-0 win on Thursday, though, per football writer Jonathan Harding:

Jonathan Harding @JonBloggs66

Quick passing, great off the ball movement, a superb ball through the lines and then the required pace and precision = goal. How this team can play, should play, must play. #GERRUS

With their relegation already sealed, Monday's result means relatively little to Die Mannschaft.

However, they'll be eager to continue their efforts in getting back on the right path with another good performance, so it's unlikely to be completely straightforward for the Netherlands.