Netherlands U21 vs. Germany U21
June 3, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -106, Under 2.5 -118
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Netherlands U21 and Germany U21 are facing off at MOL Arena Sosto in the UEFA U21 Euro Cup semifinals.
Netherlands has prolonged their undefeated streak to 4 games with a crucial win against France in the quarterfinals. Netherlands has had 53% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Netherlands was actually losing 0-1 at halftime and they didn’t look well. At the start of the second half, Netherlands was able to tie the score in the 50th minute, but they were still under pressure. In the last minute of this game, Netherlands got really lucky, and they have scored a goal in the 93rd minute, and they have won this game 2-1. So far in this tournament, Netherlands has scored at least one goal in each game, and their total is now 10 goals, but they have also conceded a goal in each game. Boadu is the leading goalscorer for Netherlands with 3 goals, while Gakbo added 2 goals. Netherlands is a good team, and they have proved against France they can be dangerous in the attacking end and focused on the defensive end. This will be a tough game for Netherlands, but they are good enough to get to the finals.
Germany is in good form, and they have 5 wins in their last 8 games while the other 3 games ended in a draw. Germany was playing against Denmark in their quarterfinals match, and it was a tight game. Germany was the better team in this game with 55% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. Germany has conceded a goal first, in the 69th minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 88th minute, and this game has also gone to overtime. In the 100th minute, Germany has completely turned the game around with a goal, but Denmark has scored a goal from the penalty kick in the 108th minute. The result after overtime was 2-2. In the penalty shootout, Germany was the more focused team, and they have won this game after a massive drama. Nmecha is the leading goalscorer for Germany with 3 goals while Baku added 2 goals. Germany was inconsistent in the attacking end so far on this tournament, but their defense has been solid, and if they go to the finals, it will be because of that.
Of the 7 games between these two teams, Netherlands has won 2 games, Germany has won 3 games, while 2 games ended in a draw. Both teams have played long and exhausting games in the quarterfinals, and in 6 of those 7 games, we have seen at least 3 goals. Neither of these two teams is capable of defending well, and for that reason, I will take the goals.