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Preview – Northern Ireland v Germany

Preview – Northern Ireland v Germany


Michael O'Neill - Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland will still be on a high after their victory over Ukraine but world champions Germany will provide a much sterner test on Tuesday in Paris.

Goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn ensured the men from the Emerald Isle claimed their first ever victory at the European Championships, having suffered a 1-0 defeat to Poland in their opening game.

Northern Ireland have no new injuries following the win over Ukraine but star striker Kyle Lafferty could be on the bench once again, with Conor Washington tipped to start.

Manager Michael O’Neill and his men will face a Germany side at the Parc des Princes that is yet to really hit top gear at Euro 2016.

Joachim Low’s side managed to see off Ukraine 2-0 in their opening game before having to settle for a goalless draw against Poland.

Northern Ireland will be hoping the Germans are just as toothless in front of goal on Tuesday night but the history books do not make pleasant reading.

Germany have won all of their last four meetings between the two nations and scored 14 goals in the process, while conceding just two.

It was a 4-1 victory for the Germans last time they met and Low’s side are 7/2 with ComeOn to score over 3.5 goals on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland are priced at odds of 13/1 to claim an historic win but realistically the best they can probably hope for is a draw at 9/2 in Paris.

With Germany needing a win to ensure they finish top of Group C, it is difficult to see past a convincing win for the world champions but Northern Ireland can still hold out hopes of reaching the knock-out stage even if they lose.


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