Northern Ireland v Germany Betting Preview

Fresh from a first win at a major tournament since the 1982 World Cup, Northern Ireland will next bid to cause an almighty upset when they take on Germany in their final group game of Euro 2016 on Tuesday evening. Michael O'Neill's men head to the Parc des Princes in Paris off the back of their historic 2-0 win over Ukraine and that was a result that should ensure them at least third place in Group C...

  • Northern Ireland haven't beaten Germany since 1983
  • Germany have won their last 4 meetings with Northern Ireland, although this will be their first clash since 2005
  • Northern Ireland have lost just 1 of their last 15 internationals

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Tuesday 21st June - 5.00pm Odds Won/Lost Bet

Northern Ireland v Germany
Second half highest scoring  
Best Bet
@ 11 / 10  
Germany win to nil @ 4 / 5  
Half-Time Draw and Full-Time Germany Win @ 3 / 1  

How It Stands

Northern Ireland will know that avoiding a heavy defeat on Tuesday should be enough to see them qualify for the last-sixteen as one of the best third-placed teams this week but they are massive underdogs (14/1) to beat the reigning world champions, Germany (1/4). The Germans, who are on course to finish top of Group C, have yet to sparkle in this tournament but they still have four points and two clean sheets from two games to their names and Joachim Loew's side are 4/5 to win to nil (Paddy Power).

Defence First

It seems likely that O'Neill's men will adopt a defence-first approach to this Northern Ireland v Germany game and it is impressive that they haven't conceded more than one goal in any of their last fifteen internationals, keeping five clean sheets in the past seven in the process. Goals could be at a premium in this game as Germany have been criticised for their lack of firepower in France so far and they may take a little while to get going in this match.

Thomas Muller is still yet to score in seven appearances at European Championship finals during his career but he has ten goals in thirteen outings in World Cup finals and he is 10/3 to be first goalscorer on Tuesday (Sky Bet).

There can be no doubting the class of Muller or Germany, who have lost just two of their past 29 competitive games, but they may have to be patient in Paris as Northern Ireland have conceded just one first half-goal in their last 21 outings. With that in mind, the second half to be highest scoring looks like a stand out bet at 11/10 with Betway as men in green bid to frustrate their illustrious opponents.

Germany's Quality To Tell

It seems unlikely that Northern Ireland have enough in attack to take advantage of Germany though and expect the world champions' quality to tell eventually, with the half-time draw and full-time Germany win available at 3/1 with Paddy Power.