Kick off: Tuesday, 21 June @17:00 GMT
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris)
Head to Head Record
Northern Ireland vs Germany 1-4 (2005 Friendly International)
Germany vs Northern Ireland 4-0 (Euro 2000 qualifiers)
Northern Ireland vs Germany 0-3 (Euro 2000 qualifiers)
Northern Ireland vs Germany 1-3 (1998 World Cup qualifiers)
Germany vs Northern Ireland 1-1 (1998 World Cup qualifiers)
Northern Ireland vs Germany Team News
Coach Michael O’Neill made a number of changes to the team that faced Poland in the Euro 2016 opener and that helped Northern Ireland record a win over Ukraine in their second group game. Kyle Lafferty has lost his place in the starting XI and there is every chance Conor Washington will lead the line for the Green and White Army against Germany. Stuart Dallas is widely expected to start as well.
Jerome Boateng misses the last training, but the Bayern Munich defender should recover in time to face Northern Ireland. Mats Hummels is fit as well and he should keep his place in the starting line-up. Mario Gotze failed to impress against Poland and there is every chance Mario Gomez will lead the line for the Germans against Michael O’Neill’s troops. Andre Shurrle is pushing for a start as well. Antonio Rudiger was forced to withdraw from the squad with injury.
Injured: Antonio Rudiger (11/0)
- Northern Ireland managed to keep four clean sheets in previous five games
- Green and White Army are after their first ever win over Germany
- Germany scored 2+ goals in four of their last six games at Euro finals
- Joachim Low’s men had 15 goal attempts against Poland
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in seven of Northern Ireland’s last eight games
Northern Ireland vs Germany Prediction
David faces Goliath at Parc des Princes. Germany failed to impress in the goalless draw with Poland and they are certainly eager to prove their worth against Northern Ireland. Joachim Low is likely to field the best possible side against the Green and White Army as the World Cup title holders aim to clinch top position in Group C. Northern Ireland did defeat Ukraine in their second group game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Germany.
Betting Tip: Germany/Germany
Odds: 1.80 (4/5) @bet365
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