There were lots of rumors about both the Netherlands and Germany making changes after disappointing opening matches so, naturally, there were barely any changes. Netherlands made only one change, bringing Joris Mathijsen into the team for Ron Vlaar and Germany didn't make any changes.
Both teams are counting on the players to simply play better. For the Netherlands that is just about everyone, but especially Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, both of whom were extremely wasteful in the Dutch opener. For Germany, they will need Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski to step up, both of whom alternated between invisible and sloppy against Portugal.
Netherlands (4-2-3-1): Maarten Stekelenburg; Jetro Willems, Joris Mathijsen, John Heitinga, Gregory van der Wiel; Nigel de Jong, Mark van Bommel; Ibrahim Affellay, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben; Robin van Persie.