Germany vs Northern Ireland- Preview
Venue: Parc des Princes
Time: 9:30 IST
Northern Ireland would be vying to secure a knockout birth by avoiding a defeat against the favoured Germans. Martin O Neill’s tactical brilliance in the first game against Ukraine helped Northern Ireland script a wonderful first win of their campaign, something that has given them a great boost in their bid to go deeper into the tournament.
Germany have looked lackluster. The intricate passes aren’t coming off, the final ball into the penalty box has been bad and the finishing has been worse. Muller has looked off colour and Gotze has been a liability since the winning goal, back in 2014.
Low would be looking to draft Mario Gomez into the starting XI, as they desperately need someone who can provide the required firepower upfront.
A victory for Martin O Niell’s side would send them top of the group, something that will go a long way in their quest to go deeper into the tournament.
Should Martin O Neill opt the same line up as the one against Ukraine, this could be an end to end encounter, as you could expect Germany to come out with all guns blazing, following their poor show in their first two games.
Germany vs Northern Ireland- Head to Head
These two sides have met each other on 14 occasions, with Northern Ireland coming on top only 2 times.
If they could win tonight, they would cherish this third win over the Germans for a long time.
Predicted Germany XI- Neuer, Howedes, Boateng, Hummels, Hector, Khedira, Kroos, Muller, Ozil, Draxler, Gomez
Predicted Northern Ireland XI– McGovern, Hughes, Cathcart, McAuley, Evans, C. Evans, Norwood, Ward, Davis, Dallas, Washington
Match Prediction- Germany to win 3-0