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Joachim Low’s side are 13/100 to see off the Green Army, with the visitors hard to fancy at 29/2 and the draw 15/2.
Germany strikers Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez will miss the fixture through injury, so Thomas Muller is the pick to justify 3/1 favouritism by bagging the first goal at the RheinEnergieStadion.
The Bayern Munich attacker has scored in each of his last three internationals from midfield.
Muller is likely to play furthest forward of Germany’s cadre of attacking midfielders/wing forwards and has been in good recent form in the Bundesliga and Champions League, with two goals in his last three games.
In the last 18 months Muller has scored more than once in a match on five separate occasions, including in the Group C match away to Kazakhstan in March and in a more advanced attacking role the 24-year-old will have few better opportunities to boost his international goals tally.
Injuries and suspensions have ruled out Irish centre-half duo John O’Shea and Richard Dunne.
Interim manager Noel King is shorn of the 170-caps worth of experience the former Man Utd and Man City regulars bring to the Ireland set-up, with Dunne ruled out through injury and O’Shea serving a suspension after picking up two bookings in qualifying so far.
In their absence Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark and Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney – who have racked up just 16 international starts between them – could be sent in to face the likes of Muller and Mesut Ozil in Cologne.
With World Cup places up for grabs Germany’s young guns will be out to impress.
In-demand Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler – who has been linked with a big money January move to either Arsenal or Chelsea – and Bayer Leverkusen winger Sidney Sam are in Low’s squad and will be eager to impress and stake their claims for a place in Brazil next summer should they make it onto the pitch.
Germany steamrolled Ireland 6-1 when they visited the Aviva Stadium last year and with home advantage and competition for places at its zenith they can match that performance while highlighting the scale of the task facing whoever takes over the Ireland reigns.