Germany vs Northern Ireland betting tips: UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier match preview and predictions

Germany vs Northern Ireland prediction: Germany 2-0 Northern Ireland

Heartbreak for Northern Ireland.

It was always going to be very difficult for them to finish above either Germany or the Netherlands but their hopes of doing just that are now over.

However, the Green and White Army do have a play-off place to look forward to in March and they’ll fancy their chances in those.

Can they get a morale boosting result in their final qualifier in Frankfurt?

Highlights of Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany

Highlights of Northern Ireland 0-0 Netherlands

Highlights of Germany 4-0 Belarus

Germany vs Northern Ireland: Who will win?

Germany are huge favourites to win this one, odds on at 1/6.

Northern Ireland meanwhile are 14/1 to secure a famous victory.

A draw would be a good result for the away side but that is 6/1.

Under 2.5 goals is 13/8.

Both teams to score no is 4/6.

Germany to win and both teams to score no is 4/5.

Julian Draxler

NUREMBERG, GERMANY – JUNE 10: Julian Draxler of Germany celebrates his first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Germany and San Marino at Stadion Nurnberg on June 10, 2017 in Nuremberg, Bavaria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Serge Gnabry is Germany’s top scorer in this campaign with five goals. The Bayern Munich man is 5/2 to open the scoring and 7/10 to add to his rapidly growing international tally.

Timo Werner will also be a goal threat. He is 14/2 to score first and 3/4 to net anytime.

Josh Magennis is Northern Ireland’s top scorer in this campaign with three. The Hull City centre-forward is 14/1 to score first and 9/2 to sore anytime.

Captain Steven Davis will be desperate to score after Saturday. He is 33/1 to break the deadlock and 10/1 to score anytime.

Both Werner and Gnabry to score is 11/5.

Both İlkay Gündoğan and Julian Brandt to score is 7/1.

Both Niall McGinn and Magennis to score is 70/1.

Both Davis and Magennis to score is 100/1.

Germany vs Northern Ireland: Match preview

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – MARCH 23: Joachim Löw, Manager of Germany looks on prior to the International friendly match between Germany and Spain at Esprit-Arena on March 23, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Germany have qualified for the European Championships for a record 13th time.

On Saturday night, Die Mannschaft eased past Belarus with a 4-0 victory at Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach.

Matthias Ginter and then Leon Goretzka both scored before Toni Kroos scored his first brace for club or country since the 2014 World Cup semi-final.

That means Joachim Löw’s side have six wins out of seven with their only defeat coming at home to the Netherlands in September.

Thus, since winning Euro 1972, they’ve qualified for each and every Euros and have already qualified for Euro 2024 as hosts.

But, qualifying for tournaments is the bare minimum expected of a German side.

Last year, they crashed of the World Cup in the group stages for the first time since 1938.

Then, they finished last in their UEFA Nations League group, below France and the Dutch.

So, despite a comfortable qualification campaign, Löw remains under pressure.

At next summer’s finals, they will have some home advantage.

Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena will host all three of Germany’s group matches.

Will they win their final competitive match before the summer?

Northern Ireland’s night in Frankfurt?

Euro 2020 live streaming

ROME, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view of UEFA Euro Trophy in the Stadio Olinpico during the UEFA Euro Roma 2020 Official Logo unveiling at Palazzo delle Armi on September 22, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

As for Northern Ireland, it was always going to be virtually impossible for them to qualify from this group.

But they did give themselves hope at the half way point.

They beat Estonia and then Belarus at home in March before beating the same opposition in the same order three months later but this time away from home.

But then, their nightmare fixture list began with a home clash against Germany in September.

Conor Washington missed two golden chances in the first half as Germany eventually won 2-0 at Windsor Park.

Then, in November, despite taking the lead through Josh Magennis’s towering header, Netherlands scored three times in the final nine minutes to beat them in Rotterdam.

That meant Michael O’Neil’s side had to win their last two matches against those two European heavyweights.

On Saturday though they could only draw 0-0 with Netherlands at home, a match in which Steven Davis blazed a penalty over the bar.

On it’s own, a draw with Holland is a great result but it means, ahead of this one, their top two hopes are over.

But, they will be in the UEFA Nations League play-offs.

They await their opponents which they’ll discover in Friday’s draw but their possible opponents are:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales/Slovakia or neighbours the Republic of Ireland.

That would not be easy but they’ll certainly feel they have a decent chance of getting through.

Will they go into those fixture with a morale boosting performance or even result at Commerzbank-Arena?

Germany team news vs Northern Ireland

16 November 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Mönchengladbach: Soccer: European Championship qualification, Germany – Belarus, Group stage, Group C, 9th matchday in the stadium in Borussia-Park. The players from Germany (l) and Belarus are on the pitch before the game. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa (Photo by Bernd Thissen/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Despite this being a dead-rubber, Joachim Löw will name a strong side.

In Germany recently, there has been much debate as to who should be the national team’s number one goalkeeper.

Even with little to play for, Manuel Neuer will captain the side ahead of Marc-André ter Stegen.

In defence, they’re without their two first-choice centre-backs Niklas Süle and Antonio Rüdiger.

Also, Mats Hummels and Jérôme Boateng are out of favour with the manager.

So, Robin Koch is likely to be Matthias Ginter’s partner.

Lukas Klostermann is the right-back these days; Nico Schulz is likely to start ahead of Jonas Hector on the other side.

In midfield, Toni Kroos, İlkay Gündoğan and Joshua Kimmich are very much the favoured trio.

Sebastian Rudy and Nadiem Amiri are the other options.

Further forward, they’re without Marco Reus, Kai Havertz and Leroy Sané who are injured as well as the out of favour Julian Draxler.

So, Leon Goretzka will start in a more attacking position.

Serge Gnabry will also start.

He has scored ten international goals in just 12 appearances with 16 of those coming in 2019.

Timo Werner will lead the line looking to add to his 11 goals fro Germany.

Will the four-times champions of the world prove too strong for Northern Ireland in Frankfurt?

Northern Ireland team news vs Germany

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – NOVEMBER 09: Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off first leg between Northern Ireland and Switzerland at Windsor Park on November 9, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

As for Northern Ireland, given that this is their final match before the play-off semi-final, they will be at full strength.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell will keep his place in goal; ten of his last 11 appearances have all come for his country as he is yet to make his debut for Burnley.

In defence, Craig Cathcart and Jonny Evans will maintain their record of having started every qualifier alongside each other at centre-back.

Jamal Lewis will be at left-back.

On the other side, utility-man Stuart Dallas will get the nod over Michael Smith and Conor McLaughlin.

Captain Steven Davis, the energetic Corry Evans and Paddy McNair will continue as the midfield trio.

This’ll see George Saville pushed out-wide; Gavin Whyte will continue on the other side.

Up front, having scored three goals, including two winning goals in this campaign, Josh Magennis should get the chance again up-front.

That would see Kyle Lafferty back on the bench where he’ll find Niall McGinn, Shane Ferguson, Liam Boyce and the still uncapped Matty Kennedy.

Will it be a famous night for the travelling support?

Predicted Germany line-up vs Northern Ireland

Predicted Germany line-up vs Northern Ireland

Predicted Germany line-up vs Northern Ireland.

Predicted Northern Ireland line-up vs Germany

Predicted Northern Ireland line-up vs Germany

Predicted Northern Ireland line-up vs Germany.

Highlights of Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland

Highlights of Belarus 0-1 Northern Ireland

Highlights of Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland

Highlights of Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus

Highlights of Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia

Highlights of Netherlands 2-3 Germany

Highlights of Estonia 0-3 Germany

Highlights of Belarus 0-2 Germany

Highlights of Germany 8-0 Estonia

The latest tweets from Germany pre Northern Ireland

The latest tweets from Northern Ireland pre Germany

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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