Germany vs Northern Ireland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview
Germany made light work of beating the Czech Republic last week whilst Northern Ireland at times made hard work of seeing off San Marino. Below are our predictions, betting tips and match preview.
Game:Germany vs Northern Ireland
Kick-off:Tuesday 11thOctober, 7.45pm
Germany have put back to back 3-0 wins together so far in their qualifying campaign. Norway were never going to be the biggest test, but they made equally light work of a much more organized and talented Czech Republic side. Thomas Muller started and finished the scoring for his side.
Northern Ireland have made an equally pleasing start to the campaign by their standards. A 0-0 draw away to the Czech Republic represents a very good result, and it was followed up by a 4-0 home win. San Marino went down to 10 men in the 47thminute and it took Northern Ireland until the 80thminute to to score the second of their four goals.
They'll need to be so much more clinical than they were against San Marino if they have any hopes of taking something from this game. They can look to England (3-2 winners), Ireland (1-0 winners) and Scotland who were unfortunate 3-2 losers here not so long ago for some inspiration, but it'll be tough.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Germany are 1/7 favorites to win this game with bookmaker Bet365. The draw can be backed at 17/2 with Bet Victor and if you think Northern Ireland can pull off an almighty shock, then best odds of 35/1 are available with Betfair.
Germany and Northern Ireland meetings in International football have been few and far between and I'm sure the hosts will be happy to keep it that way.
Germany have won the last five meetings including their meeting at the European Championships in the summer.
You might call that quite a positive result given the difference in quality these teams have – and it was – but Northern Ireland stopper Michael McGovern was in inspired form on the day and prevented what could and should have been a rout in the German's favor.
Germany have made light work of better sides so far in this group and with San Marino to come next month, they'll fancy their chances of finishing 2016 with a perfect record in this qualifying group. We know how gritty and resilient Northern Ireland can be, but I think this is an almighty uphill task.Back Germany -2AH at best odds 5/8 with Bet365.
Northern Ireland may hang tough for a period here but at some point that resistance should be broken and they may need to be more adventurous at times if they're going to pick up a result.Back Germany to make it three 3-0 victories in a row at odds of 11/2 with Paddy Power.
Whether he's in a deeper lying role or all out attack, Thomas Muller is one of the most influential German players in the history of football, be it for club or country. He contributed two goals against the Czech's and played a part in the second. Whenever his team needs a goal, Muller usually digs something out.Back Thomas Muller as our goal scroere predictions at 19/20 with Betfair.
Free Betting Tip
Germany -2AH – 5/8 with Bet365
Correct Score prediction
Germany 3-0 – 11/2 with Paddy Power
Thomas Muller– 19/20 with Betfair