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Confident Low predicts Germany win in Ireland

12:36 GMT+4 09/09/2015
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The world champions can qualify for Euro 2016 if they defeat Martin O'Neill's side and the bullish boss has no doubt that his side will seal their place in France

A bullish Joachim Low expects Germany to secure their place in Euro 2016 with a win over Republic of Ireland next month.

The world champions head to Dublin for the Group D clash on October 8 knowing that victory will clinch their spot in next summer's tournament in France.

Germany defeated a spirited Scotland side 3-2 on Monday, and Low has no doubts that his side will defeat Martin O'Neill's men at Aviva Stadium.

Asked whether he expects Germany to finish the job at the earliest opportunity, Low told Sky Sports: "Of course."

The head coach will be hoping for an easier night than his side endured at Hampden Park, with Scotland twice coming from behind before Ilkay Gundogan's second-half goal earned the points.

"I am very happy we won," he said. "It was difficult for us but, at the end of the match, the reality is that we were the better team.

"We expected them to do everything because it was maybe their last chance to qualify."

The star for Germany was Thomas Muller, who set up Gundogan's decisive strike having seen his first-half double cancelled out by a Mats Hummels own goal and James McArthur's fine effort.

Low was full of praise for his forward, adding: "Muller has a sixth sense. He only thinks of scoring, scoring and scoring. You can't teach that."