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Netherlands U21 vs Germany U21 Predictions & Tips - European neighbours to draw again in the U21 semi-finals
- Netherlands U21 vs Germany U21 predictions for Thursday’s U21 Euro semi-final
- The match is being played at 8pm BST at MOL Arena Sosto
- Netherlands U21 are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 matches
- I am backing a draw which has happened in 4 of Germany’s last 6 matches
- Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
Netherlands and Germany drew 1-1 in March (Getty Images)
Netherlands U21 vs Germany U21 Predictions
Netherlands and Germany drew in the group stage in March. With little separating these nations on the pitch, another draw is expected in the semi-finals.
- Netherlands U21 are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
- Netherlands U21 have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
- Germany U21 are undefeated in their last 8 matches (all competitions).
- Germany U21 have drawn their last 3 matches (all competitions).
- Germany U21 have drawn 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
Netherlands have a 3-2 advantage against Germany with one draw in six matches in the European U21 Championship.
They met in the group stage in March, the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
Netherlands U21 Form
Netherlands U21 cruised through qualifying, winning nine matches with one defeat. They scored 46 goals and conceded five.
Young Orange topped Group A in the group stage. They drew 1-1 against Romania and 1-1 against Germany before a 6-1 win against Hungary.
Netherlands beat France 2-1 in the quarter-finals. They were 1-0 down at half time, Myron Boadu equalising in the 51st minute and scoring the winner in added time.
Netherlands U21 Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Kjell Scherpen, Justin Bijlow, Maarten Paes, Azor Matusiwa
Defenders: Perr Schuurs, Sven Botman, Mitchel Bakker, Jordan Teze, Danilho Doekhi, Tyrell Malacia, Devyne Rensch
Midfielders: Ferdi Kadıoğlu, Dani de Wit, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Abdou Harroui
Forwards: Justin Kluivert, Myron Boadu, Brian Brobbey, Javairô Dilrosun, Calvin Stengs, Kaj Sierhuis, Mats Knoester
Left back Tyrell Malacia picked up a knock against France and could be replaced by Mitchel Bakker.
Germany U21 Form
Germany won six matches with two defeats in qualification, both defeats coming against Belgium.
Stefan Kuntz’s side advanced to the knockout rounds after finishing level on points with Netherlands and Romania in Group A. They beat Hungary 3-0 before a 1-1 draw against Netherlands and 0-0 draw against Romania.
Germany beat Denmark in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals. Lukas Nmecha equalised in the 88th minute to make it 1-1, Jonathan Burkardt put them in front in extra time before they conceded a penalty.
Burkardt saw his spot kick saved but Germany were perfect from then on, winning 8-7 in the shootout.
Germany U21 Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Markus Schubert, Finn Dahmen, Lennart Grill
Defenders: Josha Vagnoman, David Raum, Nico Schlotterbeck, Amos Pieper, Paul Jaeckel, Ismail Jakobs, Karim Adeyemi, Lars Lukas Mai, Ridle Baku
Midfielders: Niklas Dorsch, Florian Wirtz, Arne Maier (captain), Salih Özcan, Anton Stach, Vitaly Janelt, Mateo Klimowicz
Forwards: Jonathan Burkardt, Lukas Nmecha, Mërgim Berisha, Janni Serra
Jonathan Burkardt comes into contention to start after scoring in the quarter-finals.