Euro 2012 Betting: Germany v Netherlands - 10 Vital Statistics


1. Holland and Germany are no strangers, having faced each other 37 international clashes. The last time the two sides met at the European Championships it finished 1-1, with goals from Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Torsten Frings in 2004. This time a stalemate is priced at 3.40.

2. The Germans were heavily tipped pre-tournament and they lived up to the billing in their first Group B game by beating Portugal 1-0. Germany are at 2.35 to record a second successive victory.

3. Germany and Holland’s most recent encounter came in a friendly last year, with the Germans beating the Dutch 3-0 thanks to strikes from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose and Mesut Ozil. The same three can be backed to find the net in this Euro 2012 game; Muller at 4.90, Klose at 3.25 and Ozil at 6.50.

4. Holland’s last competitive win against Germany was in Euro 1992, a 3-1 win with Frank Rijkaard, Rob Witschge and Dennis Bergkamp scoring. This time the Netherlands are at 3.00 to win.

5. Oranje forward Robin van Persie has enjoyed a remarkably prolific season in front of goal, notching 43 strikes for club and country. Van Persie can be backed at 6.75 to score first against Germany.

6. Holland versus Germany is one of the most bitter rivalries in world football; fans of a certain age will recall the fierce 1990 World Cup second round bout between the two sides when Frank Rijkaard spat in Rudi Voller’s hair. Dutch bad-boy Mark van Bommel found himself in the book in the Netherlands’ opener, and the Milan midfielder is priced at 2.40 to receive a yellow card and 18.00 to see red tonight.

7. Mario Gomez impressed many with his goalscoring exploits this season, bagging 41 goals for Bayern Munich and Germany so far. Despite this, the 26-year-old was criticised for his lacklustre performance in the Champions League final against Chelsea. Gomez is at 3.25 to score anytime, and 1.30 to fire a blank.

8. Holland and Germany first faced each other at the 1980 European Championship, when West Germany won 3-2. A similar goalfest can be backed this time at 28.00.

9. German striker Miroslav Klose has scored 63 international goals, and came off the bench during Germany’s last game against Portugal. He is priced at 7.25 to score last versus Holland.

10. Polish-born forward Lukas Podolski is two appearances away from achieving 100 caps for Germany. From his 98 caps so far, Podolski has bagged 43 goals, and you can have a flutter on Arsenal’s new signing scoring a double against Holland at 15.00.