Northern Ireland and Germany face at Windsor Park, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). The recent head‑to‑head record favours the away team, since they have a record of 3 wins in the last 3 matches. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 05‑10‑2017, and ended in a (1‑3) win by Germany. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.
North Ireland VS Germany
09 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group C – Round 6
09 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Northern Ireland
The home team is currently in the 1st position, with 12 points won, after 4 wins. In the penultimate round, they have won an away match against Estonia by (1‑2). In the last round, they have won an away match against Belarus by (0‑1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 9 goals scored and 11 conceded; against 10 wins and 5 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 13 conceded. They come to this match after a home win against Luxembourg by (1‑0). Northern Ireland has won 5 and lost 4 of the last 9 home matches.
They have won the last 4 matches for this competition. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 6 of the last 9 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. They have conceded the first goal in 7 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 2.
Northern Ireland have been having an excellent campaign within the competition and need to keep up with that to be at the top end of their group standings. In this next round the difficulties should appear, as they will face a very qualified team, so it is important to stay alert throughout the 90 minutes. In the last round, Northern Ireland beat Belarus away by 1-0. The coach should go with maximum force for this confrontation.
Analysis of Germany
The away team is currently in the 2nd position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate round, they have won a home match agaisnt Estonia by (8‑0). In the last round, they have lost a home match against Netherlands by (2‑4). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 36 goals scored and 16 conceded. Their last away match for this competition ended in a win by (0‑2) against Belarus. In the last 8 away matches Germany has won 3, tied 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times but have turned the score around in 2.
Germany are within the qualifying zone but need to earn points to secure their place. Acting away from home the difficulties should appear, so it will be necessary to show something very positive within the four lines. In order to score points, Germany will have to do their utmost in this match. In the last match played in the competition, Germany was defeated at home by the Netherlands by the score of 4 x 2. The coach must go full force for this match.