Match: Republic of Ireland – Germany
Date: Thursday, 8 October, 2015
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Republic of Ireland win a point in their visit to Germany in the first game and now will seek again to record a good result against “DFB Eleven”. The match of Group D of the European qualifiers and will be held on Thursday from 19:45 GMT.
Republic of Ireland:
Republic of Ireland is in third place in the group with a total of 15 points, two less than second Poland. Ireland has a good advance to the fourth Scotland and has a great chance at least for the third position in the group which entitles the barrage.
The last two games of the team are, however, very difficult. Besides hosting Germany, Ireland has a visit to Poland. Scotland, however, also plays with the Poles, which is good news for the team of Martin O’Neill.
Ireland are unbeaten in their last four qualifiers for Euro 2016. The team recorded two wins over Gibraltar and Georgia, which were mandatory, as they are the weakest team in the group. Previously Ireland had draws with Scotland and Poland – 1:1 in both matches.
Germany leads the group with a total of 19 points and needs four points in their last two games to finish first. After fluctuating in the first rounds, Bundestima ordered five consecutive wins them climbed to first position, which has long been held by Poland. It’s success with 3:1 over the Poles in September bring their leadership.
In their last five meetings Germany scored 19 goals, making an average of four per game. Thomas Müller is in great form, having scored two hits in the final game of the team against Scotland in Glasgow, won 3:2. Müller previously scored against Poland and over the weekend, scoring two goals for Bayern in the derby against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
The composition of Germany for the upcoming game no surprises. Outside the group were injured Sami Khedira and Holger Badstuber. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lars Bender does not fall among the elected members of Loew again. Bender incumbent lost his position in Dortmund and it cost him the place in the national team.
Not much time has passed since the last meeting between the two teams in Dublin. In qualifying for the World Cup 2014 Germany defeated Ireland as a guest with 6:1. In a new success in Dublin on Thursday world champion Germany will provide the finals in France, as can not be shifted from one of the top two places in the group. In my alumni Joachim Loew will save energy and will seek victory to play without tension in their last match against Georgia on 11 October.