Northern Ireland vs Germany is a qualifying match with a lot at stake. The impossible has happened. Northern Ireland sit atop a group which includes Germany and Netherlands. The good news is that they are 6 points up on Netherlands, and 3 up on Germany. The bad news is that they will be facing an angry team that is disappointed with their recent performance against the Oranje. Northern Ireland vs Germany will be one of the pivotal matches in Group C.
Northern Ireland vs Germany Prediction & Match Preview
Monday, September 9 – 14:45 EST – Windsor Park
Northern Ireland’s brief stint at the top will likely end after this weekend. They are a perfect four wins in four matches. However, their competition has not been the greatest. All four matches came from playing the group’s bottom two teams, Estonia and Belarus. Which means they have four games left to play between Netherlands and Germany. This does not bode well for their hopes of qualifying. Johnny Evans is the man tasked with commanding the back line. His experience playing with Leicester City is important to this nation as few players play for top clubs across Europe. Their main goal threat is centre forward Kyle Lafferty. At 31 years old, he has the knowledge to lead the line with success. In 2017-2018 he achieved his largest goal tally for Scottish side Hearts by bagging 12 goals in 30 games.
Germany are a powerhouse of European football. Even after a slow decline in form, this remains true. Germany will look to finish at the top of this group once this stage is complete. Their main objective at the moment is to bounce back after Friday’s 4-2 loss against the Netherlands. The Germans can count on their youngsters which include Klostermann, Havertz, Brandt and Werner. They will all be looking to prove their worth. Gnabry is currently the top scorer for Germany with 4 goals to his name. Reus has also been performing well with 3 goals so far. They will have to continue to carry the load in Leroy Sane’s absence as he is still recovering from injury and will not be involved.
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