Germany secured their place at Euro 2020 on Saturday with a comfortable home win over Belarus. A win in this one will guarantee that they take the top spot, not that it matters. Northern Ireland’s slim chances of automatic qualification faded on Saturday as they were held to a home draw by the Netherlands. Read our Germany vs Northern Ireland betting tips for more.
Northern Ireland 14/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 16th, 2019 at 8:18 p.m.)
A 4-0 home win by Germany was secured over Belarus on Saturday leaving them top of Group C by two points over the Netherlands. That continued a strong scoring streak of form that they have been on. Germany have scored at least two goals in each of their last eight internationals (competitive and friendly). So they are in good shape and have posted a W2 L1 record on home soil in this campaign, the reverse happening against the Netherlands.
German’s scoring on the weekend took them up to 24 goals in seven games, a scoring rate which is likely going to pose Northern Ireland some problems. Die Mannschaft have tallied up 14 goals in their three home games played. The loss against the Dutch in this campaign is the only home defeat that the Germans have suffered since the end of last year’s World Cup, part of a W4 D4 L1 record taken in that sequence. It has been just two home wins in their last six (competitive and friendly).
Germany are on an eight-match winning streak against the Irish
NI are D3 L8 in their eleven previous games against the Germans
Germany have conceded one goal only in their last four against the Irish
NI last visited Germany in 2016 and lost 2-0
Northern Ireland had to beat the Netherlands on Saturday to stand a chance of qualifying for Euro 2020 automatically. They could only play out a 0-0 draw, the key moment being a missed first-half penalty by Steven Davis. So the Irish will be going to the playoffs now. So nothing is riding on this game other than the chance to get a major lift of confidence by beating one of the best in the world.
That’s easier said than done though of course. Northern Ireland have won three of their last four away games (L1), and in this qualification campaign, they have won at Estonia and Belarus, while they lost 3-1 in the Netherlands. In European Championship qualification away games, the loss against the Dutch is the only one of two defeats that the Irish have suffered in their last eight such fixtures (W5 D1 L2). For a side who have scored 8 goals in 7 qualification matches, overpowering the Germans is going to be tough.
Unfortunately for Northern Ireland, a lack of goal-scoring threat is probably going to trip them up again against one of the stronger nations. Germany are delivering well in front of goal and with no pressure, a home win to nil looks a decent proposition.
18th November 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
Germany are in a tussle with the Netherlands to try and secure top spot in Group C. Those two are level on points. There should be another three points coming the way of the Germans on Saturday when they play host to Belarus. The Belarusians are already well out of the qualification picture. Read our Germany vs Belarus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 12th, 2019 at 1:18 p.m.)
Germany hold a W5 L1 record in this group, the one reverse happening against the Netherlands. The Germans are not quite over the finish line in securing a place in the European Championships next summer, but they aren’t far away. A win on Saturday will be enough for them to do that because it will mean that third-placed Northern Ireland can’t catch them. Germany has scored 20 goals in their 6 qualification games.
Their loss against the Netherlands (at home) back in September is their only loss in their last eight games (competitive and friendly). Die Mannschaft won five of those games. Germany have scored at least two goals in each of their last seven games now and are going well in that department. They will probably have too much for Belarus to handle. Germany won 2-0 in Barysaw in the first meeting.
Germany are W1 D1 in the two previous meetings with Belarus
Belarus lost 2-0 at home in the first group meeting
Germany have scored exactly two goals in both previous meetings
Belarus have taken a W1 D1 L5 record from this qualification campaign. Across those seven matches, they have only scored four goals. Their one success happened in a 2-1 victory out at bottom side Estonia. That win is their only victory since the start of these European Championship qualifiers. In their last eight games, both competitive and friendly, Belarus are W1 D1 L6.
They have found the going harder than expected, especially after winning their Nations League group. The consolation that they have, after this poor qualification campaign, is that they are going to the play offs thanks to their Nations League efforts. Belarus are W3 D2 L4 in last nine European Championship away qualifiers, with one clean sheet in that sequence.
This should be a nice easy night for Germany who will just be looking to finish this qualification job and reach Euro 2020 with a game to spare. There is more than a decent chance that they will get maximum points. They are good enough to cover a four-goal handicap as well.
14th November 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
Germany will be looking to make it four wins from four in Group C of Euro 2020 qualifying and they have already gotten the better of the Netherlands once. So this becomes a big game now for the Dutch who could see their chances of automatically qualifying for next summer’s tournament become a lot slimmer if they lose. Read our Germany v Netherlands betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 4th, 2019 at 3:52 a.m.)
After their World Cup 2018 and Nations League fixtures, Germany are on track to reach Euro 2020. They have won each of their three opening games of qualification, scoring thirteen goals in the process. Germany started their campaign with a 3-2 win in the Netherlands. That was a big statement from Die Mannschaft having taken just one point from their two games against the Dutch in the Nations League last year.
Germany are W4 D2 in their last six games (competitive and friendly). They are on a four match winning streak in European Championship qualifiers as well, having scored at least two goals in each of those four victories. If you dial into their home form in the European Championship qualifiers, then it makes for some impressive reading. They have won 11 of their last 13 home qualifiers (D2) and have suffered just one loss in such a fixtures since November 2016.
Germany won 3-2 in the group’s first meeting
In last year’s Nations League the Dutch took four points against the Germans
Germany are W8 D11 L9 in the head to head against the Netherlands
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Netherlands are W1 L1 from their opening two games of qualification. They are playing catch up in fixtures because of their participation in the Nations League Finals, where they lost the final 1-0 to Portugal. It has been just a bit of patchy form creeping into their game recently. They are W2 D1 L2 in their last five played now. After failing to reach the World Cup 2018 that Nations League surprise group win was a huge lift for them.
They can’t afford to lose this game and have a nine point gap open between themselves and Germany as that would be a tremendous amount of ground for them to make up. The other problem for the Dutch in the group is Northern Ireland who won their opening four games. The Netherlands do though have a guaranteed place in the qualification play-offs if they can’t make the top two in Group C. That was their reward for topping their Nations League group.
Germany will recognise the massive step towards qualification that they can take if they pick up three points at home against the Netherlands. We expect them to come out strongly and get the visitors under pressure. The Dutch haven’t quite been at it in their last few games. Home win, but both teams to score.
5th September 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
This is action from Northern Ireland’s qualification group, so it’s worth keeping an eye on. After two games played, Belarus are rock bottom of Group C having conceded heavily. As for Germany, this will be their second fixture of qualification after getting a good opening win on the board away in the Netherlands. Read our Belarus v Germany betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 4th, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.)
Belarus are probably going to be a little disappointed with their early returns from Euro 2020 qualification. That is because they went into them on the back of a strong Nations League campaign. They actually won their Nations League group ahead Luxembourg, Moldova and San Marino. Belarus posted a W4 D2 record in those six games, scoring ten unanswered goals. So that was some positive momentum from them. But then it came crashing down a bit with back to back defeats in their opening two Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Those were a 4-0 loss against the Netherlands and then a 2-1 reverse against Northern Ireland. So now they have a lot to do in order to claw their way back into qualification contention. The good thing for them is that in winning their Nations League group, they at least are guaranteed a place in the Euro 2020 qualifiers playoffs if they can’t reach the top two in this group.
This will be the first meeting between the two nations
The Germans opened their Euro 2020 qualifiers with a 3-2 win out in the Netherlands. That was a strong result from them after the disaster of a Nations League campaign that Die Mannschaft had put together. In that Nations League campaign they failed to pick up a win in their four games against the Netherlands and France, finishing with a D2 L2 record. That was a disaster for Germany, after what was a disastrous 2018 World Cup when they finished bottom of their group.
So in taking a win in the Netherlands in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier was huge for them. It leaves them trailing leaders Northern Ireland by three points, but level on points with the Netherlands, the Dutch having played a game less. Germany are W2 D2 in their last four games now them, but their defence does still look a bit susceptible. They have taken just the one clean sheet in their last seven played now. But they will be much happier with their own output having scored at least two goals in three of their last four.
This is a good chance for Germany to get some further momentum going in their Euro 2020 campaign. That win over the Netherlands was so big for them and they are likely to see off a Belarus side who struggle to live with higher ranked nations. Germany to win to nil.
6th June 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
This will be a heavyweight duel in Amsterdam as the Netherlands play host to Germany. In the Nations League, the Dutch collected a 2-0 home victory over Die Mannschaft. Will they be able to get their qualification campaign for Euro 2020 off to a flyer by producing another home success over their big rivals? Read our Netherlands v Germany betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 22nd, 2019 at 8:34 p.m.)
On Thursday night the Netherlands played host to Belarus in their opening Euro 2020 qualification fixture and produced a 4-0 success. This game against Germany will be the toughest home game that they get in their qualification campaign. If they make it two wins from two to start, that would put them well on the path to booking a spot in next summer’s competition. Back in the Nations League campaign last year, the Netherlands topped their group ahead of France and Germany.
They are currently undefeated in their last four fixtures which saw them take home wins over Germany and France, while picking up draws away at Belgium and Germany. The Netherlands have only lost one of their last nine international fixtures, winning four of those. They are currently on a three-match winning streak at home, scoring at least two goals in each of those games. The last six meetings between the two rivals have ended up over 2.5 goals.
Germany are still on the hunt for some much-improved form and consistency. They had a disaster at the 2018 World Cup as they bowed out in the group stage. Then on top of that towards the end of last year, they were relegated from their UEFA Nations League group. During that Nations League campaign, they lost both of their away games against France and Netherlands.
In their last eight games, Germany have only managed to pick up the two victories. They warmed up for their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with a 1-1 home draw against Serbia. Germany were nowhere near at full strength in that game though. They have been struggling at the back with only two clean sheets in their last 14 international fixtures. Without counting their games at the 2018 World Cup, Germany are on a three-match losing streak away from home. Can they pull themselves together in Amsterdam? Germany have failed to score in their last two visits there.
The Netherlands look the clear better of the two at the moment and they have every chance of making it six points from six at the start of their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. They are the ones with confidence and the form and the Netherlands to win out 7/5 odds in the outright winner market appeals* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 22nd, 2019 at 8:34 p.m.)
23rd March 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting