Northern Ireland v Germany Betting Preview

BBC1 Tuesday 21st June / 5pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Northern Ireland (+2)Asian Handicap5/9Unibet
Under 2.5Total GoalsEvensPaddy Power
Thomas MullerFirst Goalscorer7/2William Hill
Gareth McCauleyFirst Goalscorer55/1Unibet
Gareth McCauleyAnytime Goalscorer22/1Unibet
Germany 1-0Correct Score11/2BetVictor
1-1Correct Score12/1BetVictor

Should Michael O’Neill’s team beat Germany, it would eclipse even that famous 1982 night in Valencia when Billy Bingham’s side beat the World Cup hosts Spain.

But, having beaten Ukraine 2-0, Northern Ireland could well reach the Last 16 at Euro 2016 even if they lose to the World Champions on Tuesday in Paris.

Northern Ireland are as big as 15/1 with Stan James to win the game, while the draw is available at 5/1 with Paddy Power, with Germany at just 2/7 with Bet365.

Germany haven’t looked as potent in front of goal as they did in Brazil and it may be that the way to play this game is to go low on goals. Firstly, we want to be with Northern Ireland getting a 2 goal start on the Asian Handicap at 5/9 with Unibet.

With this bet you win if Northern Ireland win, draw, or lose by one goal, and get your money back if they lose by two goals – you only lose if Germany win by 3+.

On the same basis, we will also suggest backing Under 2.5 Goals at even-money.

Thomas Muller was the joint-favourite to be top goalscorer at Euro 2016 and he can be backed at a stand-out 7/2 with William Hill to score the first goal here.

But we’ll also suggest backing Gareth McCauley to score again – he’s 55/1 to score first with Unibet, who also offer him at a huge 22/1 to score a goal at any time.

Given that Sky Bet and William Hill are only offering odds of 25/1 on McCauley to score the first goal, that ‘anytime’ price with Unibet looks particularly tempting.

Finally, back the 1-0 Germany win at 11/2 and the 1-1 at 12/1, both with BetVictor.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Northern Ireland (+2)Asian Handicap5/9Unibet
Under 2.5Total GoalsEvensPaddy Power
Thomas MullerFirst Goalscorer7/2William Hill
Gareth McCauleyFirst Goalscorer55/1Unibet
Gareth McCauleyAnytime Goalscorer22/1Unibet
Germany 1-0Correct Score11/2BetVictor
1-1Correct Score12/1BetVictor