Match Time: 9/10/2019 02:45 Tuesday (GMT+8)
Northern Ireland: The leaders (Recent Form: WWWWWL)
Northern Ireland are on 1st place in group C in UEFA Euro 2020 qualification with all 12 points collected in 4 games to date. However, it’s worth noting that they haven’t faced yet Holland nor Germany. Northern Ireland host Germany on Monday. “Germany are still a top side and it's a massive test for us to try to get something from the game. In a way it's a good thing they are coming off a defeat. It's not a game they will relish, but teams like this react to defeats and we have to be ready for that. I wouldn't expect Germany to play as deep against us as they did against Holland. They are normally very aggressive, with the full-backs and wing-backs very high. They couldn't do that against Holland. We could take a very aggressive approach against them but there'll be times when we will have to defend for our lives,” said coach Michael O'Neill.
Germany: Want to bounce back (Recent Form: LWWWDD)
Germany sit on 2nd position in group C with 9 points. A couple of days ago they suffered from a home defeat against Holland (2:4), so they should try now to bounce back. “Northern Ireland are very physical and we need to be ready for their aggression. Northern Ireland are very strong. They have many players with Premier League experience. Here in the stadium there is an incredible atmosphere. We have to be prepared for that. Every corner, every free-kick is cheered. Anyone who thinks tomorrow will be a walk in the park is wrong,” said coach Joachim Low.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
In conclusion, I believe that visitors are favourites of this clash. Germany have more quality than Northern Ireland and perhaps the away side may win comfortably.
Northern Ireland VS Germany
Pick: Germany -1.50