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Germany Heavy Favorites Over Northern Ireland: Euro 2020 Qualifying Matchday 10 Best Bets for November 19

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Updated Mar 31, 2021 · 7:39 AM PDT

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  • Group C leaders Germany take on Northern Ireland
  • Ten matches slated for November 19th
  • Get the picks, odds, and betting preview for two of the top clashes on Tuesday

Tuesday, November 19th will be the last Matchday of Euro Qualifiers, with 17 teams already booking their ticket to next summer’s prestigious tournament. The top two teams from each group will automatically qualify, while the remaining four spots will be up for grabs in a 16-team playoff tournament in March based on the position of the respective sides in Nations League results from earlier this year.

Germany takes on Northern Ireland this Tuesday, while Netherlands plays Estonia in another Group C clash. A very decisive fixture for the last Matchday will be Wales and Hungary, with the Welsh needing a win to secure the second spot in Group E behind Croatia.

If Wales draws or loses, Hungary would qualify and Wales will need to play in the 16-team playoff in March for a chance at one of the last four spots for next summer.

Hungary Vs Wales Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Hungary +1.5 (-263) +408 0 2.5 (+120)
Wales -1.5 (+210) -135 U 2.5 (-158)
Draw N/A +277 N/A

Odds taken Nov 17.

Huge Night in Cardiff

Both Hungary and Wales Euro 2020 fate will come down to this massive clash in the Welsh capital on Tuesday. The last time these two sides met back in June, the Hungarians won 1-0. Heading into their eighth and final match of qualifying, Hungary is 4-0-3 with 12 points, while Wales is 3-2-2 with 11 points.

Wales must get a victory in this match if they want to qualify the easy way. If not, they will need to play in the qualifying playoffs in March of next year. Ryan Giggs’s side has struggled to score goals in Euro qualifying, netting just 1.1 goals per game, 35th among all countries. Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is currently their top scorer with just two tallies to his name through seven fixtures.

Wales is coming off a convincing 2-0 win over Azerbaijan on Saturday though, so they will look to build off of that. Playing at home will be an advantage as well for the Welsh with a qualifying spot on the line.


For Hungary, this will be their first qualifier since October 13th when they also defeated Azerbaijan 1-0. The Hungarians did play a friendly on Friday against Uruguay though, losing 2-1. Just like the Welsh, they haven’t scored a whole lot either, averaging just over one goal per match. With a spot in next summer’s tournament in their reach, they will need to be firing on all cylinders against the Welsh on Tuesday.

Between being on home turf and their impressive performance against Azerbaijan on Saturday, Wales should come out on top in this huge clash. However, it will be a close match.

Pick: Wales 2-1

Germany Vs Northern Ireland Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Germany -2.5 (+127) -633 U 3.5 (-164)
Northern Ireland 2.5 (-154) +1375 O 3.5 (+122)
Draw N/A +470 N/A

An Important Match for Northern Ireland

Group C leaders Germany welcome Northern Ireland to Frankfurt on Tuesday with the Netherlands just two points behind them in the group. Joachim Low’s side is one of the 17 nations to have already booked their ticket to next summer’s tournament.

It looks unlikely that Northern Ireland will qualify this week with just 13 points to their name, but it will be important to finish off qualifying on the right foot. They have impressed in this group, going 4-1-2, including a draw on Saturday against the Dutch. When Northern Ireland last played Germany on September 9th, they were beaten 2-0.

A victory is going to be tough to come by in this match, with a draw being the best-case scenario for the Irish. If they can qualify for Euro 2020 in the March playoffs, it will be their second-straight appearance among Europe’s most elite after reaching the 2016 tournament.

The Germans have looked very impressive, bagging 3.4 goals per game. Their only defeat came against the Netherlands in early September, where the dutch ran riot on Germany’s backline, beating them 4-2. Other than that lackluster performance, they have looked solid and definitely seem to be a favorite to compete for a Euro 2020 trophy.

From Marco Reus to Serge Gnabry, this side has so many dangerous weapons in the final third. I do believe that Germany will win this match convincingly as they will prove to be too much for Northern Ireland.

Pick: Germany 2-0

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