Northern Ireland vs Germany
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Monday, 09 September 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Windsor Park (Belfast).
Northern Ireland are the leaders of the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Group C with four wins out of four games and 7:2 goal difference. Here’s the thing, though – they’re yet to play Germany and Netherlands.
Michael O’Neill’s men have won both games against Belarus (2-1, 1-0) and Estonia (2-0, 2-1), home and away respectively. But now comes the hard part – it’s time to face the Giants. The match against Germany will take place on Monday, at Windsor Park.
‘Die Mannschaft’ suffered first group defeat to Netherlands (2-4) despite the 1-0 lead at the half-time. Now, with three wins (in which they scored 13 goals) and a loss, Germany are sitting at 2nd position, 3-pts behind Northern Ireland.
It will be interesting to see how Joachim Low lineup his team since this experiment with 3 at the back failed to contain Dutch forwards who showed the blueprint of how to exploit German back line.
Northern Ireland vs Germany: Head to Head
- Overall stats: Northern Ireland 2 wins, Germany 9 wins, 4 draws.
- Germany won the last seven meeting against Northern Ireland.
- Five of the last seven games ended with over 2.5 goals.
- German team has scored at least two goals in six of the last seven games.
Northern Ireland vs Germany: Predictions
We know what we can expect from hosts – fight & tactical discipline – and I’m positive there will be no shortage of physicality, but, at the end of the day, it’s all about Germany and how will they react after a loss.
Guests are vastly superior side that cannot afford another slip up. Some say wounded animals are most dangerous, and I can see them bouncing back with a win in Belfast, preferably in 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 formation.
H2H also firmly support an away win and I will add over 2.5 goals to that, next to -1.5 Asian Handicap that I have as a second bet.
Northern Ireland vs Germany: Bet Tips
Germany to win & Over 2.5 goals @ 9/10 (1.90)
Germany -1.5 Asian Handicap @ Evens (2.00).