Northern Ireland vs Germany Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The derby match of Group C will take place in Belfast, where the national squad of Northern Ireland will take on the mighty Germany. The visitors will be happy with a point here which would guarantee World Cup appearance, while Northern Ireland will look for the three points in order to save hopes for a direct Russia qualification. Both sides are incredibly strong defensively and it will be interesting to see whether the hosts can keep a clean sheet against Die Mannschaft.
Northern Ireland are sitting in the second place of their group with 19 points earned. They are five points behind their next opponents and they will most likely have to play in the playoffs in order to reach World Cup 2018. The greatest strength of the home team was their home form. After four matches played, they have registered four victories with 12 goals scored and zero allowed. Northern Ireland will be aiming to extend that run in the dual with Germany which will be far from easy.
Germany are one of the main candidates for conquering the World in Russia 2018 therefore, reaching the final tournament should not be an issue for Die Mannschaft. Their coach Joachim Loew might shuffle the cards a bit and offer an opportunity for younger squad and players with fewer play time. Germany’s B team could parry almost any squad in Europe so even if they travel to Belfast significantly weakened, the Germans will still have a favorite role. Timo Werner will probably miss this round of World Cup qualification stages but the Germans have enough experienced players at their disposal such as Wagner, Uth, or even Mario Gomez.
When the two sides met back in 2016, Germany bested Northern Ireland with the final result of 2-0. Recently, the hosts haven’t had any success against German national squad. Read our betting preview and take your chance with our prediction and betting tips.
Northern Ireland have several missing players for this game with Germans. Aaron Hughes and Craig Cathcart will not play on Thursday night. Almost all other players are ready for this game and they are highly motivated to prove themselves and win points.
On the other side Germany also do not have many missing players for the match with Northern Ireland. Sami Khedira, Manuel Neuer and Marco Reus are injured and they can't play.
Possible starting lineups
Northern Ireland: McGovern; Hodson, J. Evans, McAuley, Brunt; C. Evans, Davies, Norwood; Washington, Dallas; Magennis
Germany: Ter Stegen; Boateng, Hummels, Rüdiger; Plattenhardt, Kimmich; Müller, Kroos, Draxler; Stindl, Wagner
Northern Ireland vs Germany Prediction
Another one very good game of football to place our bets and earn some money on Thursday night. Northern Irealnd play very well in Qulifiers and they are second placed team in the group with five points behind Germany. They have lost only two of the last ten games and all players are highly motivated for this match. Northern Ireland’s defence aside Germany will be a huge favourite going into this game and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls. Germany have won all games in their qualification campaign and they are absolute favorites to win. Germany need just one point from the last two games to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and all players believe that can do that after this game. This game will be a hard one for the Germans, but all expect from them to win.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Northern Ireland vs Germany Prediction: Germany to win. We expect from Germany to win with two goals margin and our risky bet goes on Correct Score 0-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.