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Betting: Get huge 5/1 boost on Northern Ireland drawing with Germany

15:34 BST 04/10/2017
Josh Magennis Northern Ireland
Michael O’Neill's team need more points to ensure they will be in the World Cup play-offs come November, and dabblebet has boosted the draw to 5/1

Northern Ireland have already secured a top two spot in Group C of Europe's qualifying stages for the 2018 World Cup, but the hard work is far from over as they host Germany at Windsor Park on Thursday evening.

Michael O'Neill's men need to make sure they are one of the best performing group runners up to ensure a place in the play-offs, and although they are nearly there, there are nine groups but only eight spots available, so some more points on the board would be welcomed by the Green and White Army faithful.

A draw against Germany would put Northern Ireland in a great position, and dabblebet are offering an industry-leading enhanced price of 5/1 (6.00) that they get a point on Thursday night.

A visit from the current world champions obviously represents a stern test, but Northern Ireland are in great form at the moment; since losing their away match with Thursday's opponet in October 2016, the Green and White Army have won five qualifiers in a row without conceding.

They have also kept four clean sheets at home in qualifying, and haven't conceded more than once in their last nine tournament qualification matches at home, but Germany are a different class and this is highlighted by the fact Die Mannschaft have won all four of their away qualifiers in the group so far, with an aggregate score of 17-2.

Prior to meeting in qualifying, the two teams previously met in the group stages at Euro 2016 - a game that Germany won 1-0 - whilst the last game in Northern Ireland between the countries was a friendly that ended 4-1 to the visitors.

Aaron Hughes has been ruled out for Northern Ireland and will be a big miss as the home side look to keep Germany at bay, but there is positive news as Gareth McAuley is back from injury and will be expected to go straight into the side.

If Northern Ireland can limit Germany to no more than one goal, then with the scoring threat they carry themselves through the likes of Kyle Lafferty and Chris Brunt, a draw is certainly not out of the question as O'Neill's men have netted 16 times in qualification thus far.

Therefore, enhanced odds of 5/1 (6.00) with dabblebet, which has been boosted from 17/4 (5.25), looks like a great bet as the hosts look to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Northern Ireland to draw with Germany - enhanced to 5/1 (6.00) with dabblebet