Watch Northern Ireland vs Germany live streaming: Match details.
Match: Northern Ireland vs Germany
Competition: Euro 2020 qualifier
Date: September 9, 2019
Start time: 9:45 pm EAT
Stadium: Windsor Park
Northern Ireland vs Germany Euro 2020 qualifier match preview
Northern Ireland have enjoyed a perfect start to qualifying after beating Belarus and Estonia twice to record four wins from four, and top the group with 12 points. Michael O’Neill’s side come into their first meeting with Germany in this qualifying campaign on the back of a 1-0 friendly win over Luxembourg .
O’Neill named an experimental side on Thursday with three U21 internationals making their debuts, but is expected to call upon more experience tonight as they take on Germany. Hearts of Midlothian striker Conor Washington could be handed a start replacing Kyle Lafferty or Josh Magennis, while the likes of Leicester City’s Jonny Evans and Southampton’s Steven Davis will be key for the Northern Irish side.
The Green and White Army have maximum points after beating both Estonia ad Belarus home and away, and their remaining four games are all against Germany or Netherlands starting with this one.
Serge Gnabry will be looking to add to his impressive tally of eight goals in nine international appearances after scoring the opener against the Dutch.
Germany will be without Illkay Gündogan after the midfielder went down with a cold. Borussia Dortmund full-back Nico Schulz will miss out after picking up a foot injury against the Netherlands – RB Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg is expected to replace him. Löw is expected to switch to a four-man defence, with Joshua Kimmich remaining in midfield.
- Germany have suffered only two defeats to Northern Ireland in their 17 meetings (11 wins, four draws).
- Germany have won the last seven meetings between these two sides.
- Löw’s side have scored three or more goals in their last four visits to Windsor Park.
- Northern Ireland are undefeated in qualifying for EURO 2020.
- Northern Ireland’s last win over Germany was a 1-0 victory in November 1983.
- Gnabry has scored eight goals in his nine international appearances for Germany.
Die Mannschaft lost 4-2 to Netherlands on Friday in Hamburg; their first competitive home defeat for 12 years. Joachim Löw’s side are just three points behind their hosts and a win would see them go top.