CAN Ireland pile more misery on Germany in this pivotal Euro 2016 qualifying clash? Mark O’Haire (@MarkOHaire) explores the best bets on offer…
Germany v Republic Of Ireland | 19.45 | Sky Sports 5
Germany suffered their first qualifying defeat since October 2007 last time out in Poland but those who watched the game will know, the 2-0 scoreline didn’t fully reflect the flow of the game. That’s how football goes sometimes and that’s why we love it.
So should we look to oppose Die Nationalmannschaft? The hosts are rock solid 2/7 favourites with William Hill and it’s a fair price. Germany haven’t lost consecutive competitive internationals for over 14 years and put nine unanswered goals passed the Boys In Green during qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
Bet365 have chalked up Ireland as 14/1 shots to wreak more havoc on the world champions and Martin O’Neill’s men were rested this weekend (or as good as) with Gibraltar visiting Dublin. Robbie Keane’s hat-trick gave the Green Army a 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes with the visitors looking like one of the worst sides to ever play in the Irish capital.
Away supporters will be encouraged by the Republic’s record in away qualifiers. Ireland have lost just twice in 19 qualifying matches on the road – both coming to the end of the Giovanni Trapattoni era. But most concerning is the fact the Boys In Green haven’t beaten a major nation since their famous win against the Netherlands in 2001.
German head coach Joachim Low rubbished reports the team was already in decline during the pre-match press conference and bemoaned their lack of a finishing touch in Warsaw. Die Nationalmannschaft had 28 attempts on goal and are unlikely to be as forgiving this time around.
Therefore, back the hosts to get off to a fast start with 5/6 from BetVictor available on Germany-Germany in the Half-Time/Full-Time market in Tuesday night’s clash in Gelsenkirchen.
Germany/Germany in the Half-Time/Full-Time market (5/6 BetVictor)
After offering England at 4/1 to beat Estonia on Sunday, Betfair are it again! They’re offering all new customers 3/1 on Germany beating the Irish at home. You’ll also get your cash back if they somehow fail to win.
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