Kick-off: 1945, 09/09/2019
Stadium: Windsor Park
TV: Sky Sports
Germany will be smarting from Friday’s loss to Netherlands in Euro 2020 Group C and we fear Northern Ireland could feel the backlash in Belfast.
Die Mannschaft have won the last seven head-to-head meetings between these teams, including a 3-1 World Cup success at Windsor Park two years ago.
The hosts are playing well enough to be competitive, but 21/10 for an away win and both sides to score is our opening Northern Ireland vs Germany prediction.
A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds
Northern Ireland are actually top of this pool following four straight victories, but they have benefited from facing the weaker nations first.
Michael O’Neill will still take great heart from having done the double over both Estonia and Belarus, with seven goals scored in those fixtures.
Thursday’s 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg here was less convincing, with only an own goal separating the sides, but a number of key players were rested.
“It would have been nice to score another goal or one of the young guys to score a goal, but we won the game and we have a nice little run now with five wins out of five,” said O’Neill.
“We’re in as good a place as we could be going into the game on Monday. The only thing that could be better for us is if Michael Smith or Jordan Jones or Liam Boyce were fit, but you can’t have everything.”
Momentum is a big thing in sport, so the green and white army have to be respected, but we just can’t get away from Germany’s past superiority.
Looking at the Northern Ireland vs Germany odds, we like 3/1 for the visitors to prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
Germany started their qualifying campaign in fine style, winning 3-2 in Holland before beating Belarus 2-0 and Estonia 8-0.
However, they must now pick themselves back up after going down 4-2 to the Dutch in Hamburg, despite edging ahead early on through Serge Gnabry.
Frenkie de Jong and a Jonathan Tah own goal then turned things around, before Toni Kroos levelled from a controversial penalty on 73 minutes.
But late goals from debutant Donyell Malen and Georginio Wijnaldum gave Netherlands a first victory in Germany since 2002.
Joachim Low told the national team’s website: “I’m disappointed with the result. Netherlands were the better team over the course of 90 minutes. We deserved to lose.
“Unfortunately, I never felt like we had the game under control. We lost too many balls going forward and we never got into the dangerous areas.
“In the second half, the Netherlands applied a lot more pressure, we couldn’t play our way out. Manuel Neuer received a lot of passes and that’s not the game we want to have.”
Die Mannschaft should now be fired up from the outset as they seek to respond here, so 17/20 they lead at half-time and full-time is added to our Northern Ireland vs Germany betting tips.
NORTHERN IRELAND 1-0 Luxembourg – Kevin Malget (og)
GERMANY 2-4 Netherlands – Serge Gnabry, Toni Kroos (pen)
Head-to-head: N Ireland 1-3 Germany, Germany 2-0 N Ireland, N Ireland 0-1 Germany, N Ireland 1-4 Germany
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