With the Premier League taking a break for a week the European Qualifiers get back underway!
Who will take one step closer to clinching promotion for next years UEFA Euro 2020 tournament?
The tournament is scheduled to be held in 12 cities around 12 different European countries including Baku, Bilbao, Copenhagen, Dublin, London and Munich.
We are heading into match day five of the UEFA European Championship Qualifying stages. This weekend could be make or break for some nations and their chances to qualify for Euro 2020!
In what is a warm-up match for Northern Ireland ahead of their qualifier with Germany next Monday, Michael O’Neill and his squad will be preparing to put in a convincing performance tonight.
Northern Ireland currently occupy first place in Group C with 12 points ahead of Germany who are second on 9 points. They welcome the former World Cup champions to Windsor Park on Monday night with a 7.45pm kick-off.
With the Germany game in mind, O’Neill says that balancing the team with fresh faces and more senior players who need game time is the goal.
Former Everton now Linfield striker Shayne Lavery has been called up to the squad and could make first cap for his country. Mark Sykes and Kyle Lafferty have also been called up to the team.
In Group D the Republic of Ireland sit top of the table with a total of 10 points and welcome third place Switzerland to Dublin tonight. The aim is to build on an unbeaten start of their Euro 2020 qualifying.
Mick McCarthy has had a successful second-stint with the Republic remaining unbeaten.
Three wins including two over Gibraltar, Georgia and an excellent away draw in Denmark has put them in an excellent position to qualify.
David McGoldrick, Jeff Hendrick and Conor Hourihane have been excellent in the qualifiers so far and will need to stop the Swiss surge in a potential banana skin tie.
Seamus Coleman has warned that Switzerland still pose a threat despite the absence of Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri.
Switzerland have always been a tricky team for the Republic to face in the past. Switzerland currently sit third on four points and will need a result to stay on the heels of second placed Denmark on five points.
On Friday night Germany will host the Netherlands in what’s set to be the mouth-watering tie of the round in the race for Euro 2020 qualification.
Both sides are in Group C with Northern Ireland. Germany can pick up extra points ahead of their Monday night clash with Northern Ireland. Netherlands trail way behind with just 3 points on the board so far in their campaign.
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