Odds: N Ireland 7/1, Draw 4/1, Germany 17/50
Kick Off: 1945, 05/10/2017
Stadium: Windsor Park
TV: Sky Sports
Northern Ireland have lost their last six encounters with Germany but have been competitive in the last couple and can now have a real crack at the World Cup holders in Belfast.
Michael O’Neill’s side were only beaten 1-0 at Euro 2016 in Paris and posed a threat on the counter-attack in a 2-0 Hannover defeat during the current qualifying campaign.
With a vocal support behind them at Windsor Park, we’re taking 3/4 for the hosts with two goals start on the handicap list for our Northern Ireland vs Germany betting predictions.
A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds
Northern Ireland are on the crest of a wave after a 2-0 home win over the Czech Republic confirmed they will finish in the top two of Group C.
That was a fifth straight victory on the road to Russia 2018, a run of results which has seen Ireland’s FIFA ranking rise from 129 to a best-ever 20 in the September list.
The hosts are unlikely to overhaul five-point pool leaders Germany but O’Neill is looking forward to this challenge, boosted by the return from injury of key defender Gareth McAuley.
“Germany couldn’t be more difficult – we couldn’t have the game at a better time, though, and we have nothing to lose,” said the manager. “After the players experienced the Euros, we want to experience a World Cup, but we have lots of work to do yet.”
O’Neill can afford to be more ambitious than would usually be expected against the world champions and 11/10 for both teams to score is worth adding to our Northern Ireland vs Germany betting tips.
A Look At Germany’s Betting Odds
Germany have been ruthlessly efficient during this qualifying campaign, picking up maximum points from their eight games to date, with 35 goals scored and only two conceded.
However, their defence was breached in the last couple of away games at Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic to give Ireland some encouragement.
It is also worth noting the poor form of Bundesliga clubs in the Champions League this season. Bayern Munich sacked Carlo Ancelotti after a 3-0 loss to PSG, while RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund have secured just one point from four games between them.
That may affect the mood in the camp and makes 11/5 for the hosts to avoid defeat look tempting in the Northern Ireland vs Germany odds.
Last World Cup result:
NORTHERN IRELAND 2-0 Czech Republic – Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt
GERMANY 6-0 Norway – Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler, Timo Werner (2), Leon Goretzka, Mario Gomez
Head-to-head: N Ireland 1-3 Germany, N Ireland 0-3 Germany, Germany 4-0 N Ireland, N Ireland 1-4 Germany, N Ireland 0-1 Germany, Germany 2-0 N Ireland
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