Despite having clinched qualification for Euro 2012 some time ago, Germany are showing no signs of taking their foot off the gas in Group A and Joachim Low’s charges maintained their hundred percent record with a 3-1 victory in Turkey last time out.
That result opened the door for Belgium in terms of second place but as the Turks are at home to Azerbaijan in their final match and are just 1/7 with Coral to collect three points, Georges Leekens’ troops realistically need to win in Dusseldorf to stand a chance of grabbing second spot.
Given how Germany are continuing to put in impressive performances despite having nothing to play for, it’s easy to see why the Belgians are 8/1 outsiders, while Low’s side are worthy favourites at 4/11 courtesy of Stan James.
It’s a game that promises goals and Sportingbet offer 6/4 for it to produce at least four. That tally can be combined with a German success at 15/8 (bet365) and unstoppable striker Mario Gomez has to be fancied to get his name on the scoresheet; the Bayern Munich man is a 3/1 shot at Paddy Power to open the scoring.
A point at home to Bosnia will guarantee qualification for France, whose opponents need to win Paris to pip Laurent Blanc’s men to top spot. Skybet rate the French at 1/2 to grab all three points at the Stade de France, where the visitors are 13/2 with Totesport and Sportingbet post 10/3 against the draw.
The home side should edge it however and they’re 5/2 at Ladbrokes to shade it by a one-goal margin.