North Macedonia vs GermanyWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Oct 11, 2021, Toše Proeski National Arena
GERMANY are closing in on qualification for the 2022 World Cup and they could confirm their place at next year's showpiece when they meet North Macedonia on Monday night.
Die Mannschaft' qualification campaign is now motoring under Hansi Flick, with the former Bayern Munich boss posting a perfect four wins from four thus far.
That said, Germany needed a late goal to land all three points against Romania on Friday, on a night where both of my recommended Bet Builders banked.
That triumph keeps Flick's team flying high at the top of Group J and provided Romania take points from Armenia, Germany can seal qualification with a win in Skopje.
However, North Macedonia, one of Europe's emerging nations, earned plenty of plaudits for their efforts at Euro 2020 and they will head into this encounter on the back of a 4-0 win at Liechtenstein last time out.
The Red Lynxes currently sit joint-second in the section, six points behind four-time world champions Germany who they famously claimed the scalp of in the reverse fixture.
Germany are heavily fancied at 2/9 (SBK) to exact revenge on their hosts after that aforementioned shock defeat in Duisburg earlier this year.
Germany have undergone a marked improvement since Hansi Flick moved into the national hosteat but there is little value in siding with the visitors at the above-mentioned price.
I'll therefore head to the Bet Builder market and combine Germany to win, under five match goals and over five match corners, a backable 4/5 shot at Bet 365
The Germans are worthy favourites here but they are unlikely to have things all their own way against a North Macedonia team who have lost just once in their qualification campaign to date.
However, Germany appear to have rediscovered their mojo and they will be confident of extending their lead at the summit of the section.
All bar one of the visitors' last nine competitive victories have featured fewer than five match goals and I'm more than happy to support the same formula in Skopje.
To round off the Bet Builder I'm going with over five match corners – Flick's preferred system focuses on width and six or more flag kicks combined doesn't look like too much to ask from both sides in the North Macedonian capital on Monday night.
I successfully selected Germany to win, Germany to take the most corners and Romania to receive the most cards on Friday night and the same combination makes plenty of appeal here at 6/4 with PaddyPower.
Die Mannschaft will be desperate to book their tickets to Qatar at the earliest opportunity and the above-mentioned multi looks like an appetising way of trying to squeeze some juice out of a fifth win on the spin for Hansi Flick's resurgent side.
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