Germany v Republic of Ireland tips – world champions set for narrow win
A wounded and understrength Germany side can eke out three points against the Irish on Tuesday night
October 13th, 2014
It had been 33 qualifying matches since the Germans had last lost a game although Saturday’s 2-0 reverse in Poland has thrown Group D wide open and given the Republic of Ireland added confidence they can get a result in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night.
Joachim Low was missing several first-team players including Marco Reus and Bastian Schweinstiger when losing in Warsaw, with the world champions now under a little pressure to record three points in this match.
Scotland came painstakingly close to claiming a point in Germany recently and Martin O’Neill will have been buoyed by the comprehensive victory against Gibraltar on Saturday which saw Ireland run out 7-0 winners.
Bet365 offer 14/1 about the visitors claiming the spoils, with Robbie Keane hungry for more goals after his first-half hat-trick at the weekend, while the draw could be an interesting runner at 21/4.
The process of rebuilding the German squad could prove a difficult one after Die Mannschaft achieved such a high by winning in Brazil, although they are still a top-class team and the team that lost against the Polish included Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller.
However, piling in at 2/7 isn’t for the faint-hearted and we prefer the odds about a 1-0 win for the Germans, with BetVictor offering 7/1 about that particular scoreline and perhaps the Republic were flattered by the scoreline against a Gibraltar side simply nowhere near the required standard.
Germany 1-0 @ 7/1 with BetVictor