EUROPA: FIFA World Cup - qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
One of the most interesting matches of the 9th round of European qualification will be held in the capital of Northern Ireland at famous Windsor Park. The defending World champions had come to visit the team of Michael O'Neill. Let us remind you, that according to the results of 8 rounds both participants of the forthcoming match are considered to be untouchable for other national teams from group C.
And now Bundesteam is ahead of the white and greens with 5 points (24 against 19). And this means that even a goalless draw at Windsor Park will make Germany the final winner of its sextet.
Germany (the head coach Joachim Löw)
Who will become the main goalkeeper of Bundesteam during the absence of injured Manuel Neuer? Now Joachim Löw is making a choice between Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) and Bernd Leno (Bayern). Also Kevin Trapp (PSG) was called. But due to the lack of gaming practice at his club Kevin won’t probably get the place at the gates of Bundesteam during even semi exhibition match. The World champions would be pleased even with a goalless draw.
Northern Ireland (the head coach Michael O'Neill)
So we are facing an interesting situation! Thomas Müller, Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng and other stars of Bundesteam had come to Belfast because of 1 point. But the hosts taking one of the highest lines at top list of second national teams will also be pleased with a goalless draw. That is the way the summary table of the second national teams of 9 European groups looks like:
Portugal – 21, Northern Ireland – 19, Italy – 19, Sweden – 16, Montenegro – 16, Iceland – 16, Slovakia – 15, Wales – 14, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 14.
Of course, the bet on draw for the forthcoming meeting of two group C leaders is very attractive. But we knew well that 3/4th of all football matches always end with the victory of one of the opponents even without motivation. And if the rivals are definitely playing a draw match, still an accidental goal will surely be scored at 88th or 95th minute. That is why, we present more interesting variant:
Northern Ireland – 9.50, draw – 4.75, Germany – 1.35.
Our tip: Northern Ireland (Asian handicap +1.5) - odds 2.05 SBOBET