Northern Ireland at Germany
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3:45 PM (Commerzbank-Arena)
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In the Euro 2020 Qualifiers, Germany are set to host Northern Ireland at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt.
Northern Ireland enter this match having managed a 0-0 draw against the Netherlands at home. It was a good result for Northern Ireland but the failure to win has resulted in their Euro 2020 hopes being killed. The draw against the Netherlands portrayed great determination from the Northern Irish as they only had 30% of the ball but prevented their opponents from scoring. Northern Ireland have defended well throughout this campaign and they will be hoping to put out a good performance in this match also.
Looking at Germany, the team look in good form having defeated Belarus 4-0 at home. Germany have secured a spot at Euro 2020 and the team looked very impressive during their previous match. Germany controlled over 70% of the possession and had 32 shots. Toni Kroos was the star performer for Germany as the Real Madrid midfielder scored twice for the team. Germany are looking at a new generation of players to lead the nation at Euro 2020 with the likes of Timo Werner and Serge Gnabry being seen as vital players. It was a slow start to the Euro 2020 Qualifiers for Germany but the team has managed to improve in recent games and they are starting to look like a good side.
Germany and Northern Ireland played each other a few weeks back at Belfast. The match was won 2-0 by Germany. It was a dominant performance by the Germans as they controlled 75% of the ball and had 21 shots.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Germany to win this match. Germany are a significantly stronger side and they have the added advantage of playing at home. Betting on the under 2.5 goals seems like a good wager since Northern Ireland have a good defense and should be able to produce a low scoring encounter.