Scotland v Germany
Scotland’s away defeat to Georgia means they now lie in 4th place in Group D, five points behind leaders Germany. The Scots are a different proposition at home as they’ve won their last four competitive games, conceding just once. Indeed, they’ve only lost four of their last 16 competitive home games since their 2010 World Cup qualifiers, but they come up against a German side that have won 15 of their last 16 competitive away matches. The Germans have however kept only four clean sheets in their last 11, while Scotland have scored in 12 of their last 13, including against England and Germany themselves.
Northern Ireland v Hungary
Northern Ireland’s win over the Faroe Islands means they now top Group F, with a four point lead over Hungary in third. 11 of their last 15 competitive home games had fewer than three goals, with six of those matches having fewer than two. They come up against a Hungary side that has seen five of their last seven competitive away games have fewer than three goals, whilst there were also fewer than two goals in five of their last seven matches as they kept six clean sheets.
Republic of Ireland v Georgia
The Republic of Ireland’s win over Georgia leaves them 3rd in the highly competitive Group D, just two points behind Poland in second. They’ve now lost only one of their last 10 matches, despite playing England, Poland, USA, and Germany in this time. Six of their last eight competitive home games had fewer than three goals and since Georgia have lost five of their last six competitive away matches, with the exception being a win over Gibraltar, and failed to score in four of these defeats, Ireland to win and Under 2.5 goals looks a solid bet.
England v Switzerland
England’s thrashing of San Marino means they have a comfortable six point lead over Switzerland at the top of Group D and they come into this fixture having won nine of 11 unbeaten matches. Their opponents are also in good form and despite being 2-0 down after 79 minutes of their last game against Slovenia, they mounted a remarkable comeback to win 3-2. Indeed, since their 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Switzerland have won six of their eight competitive away games, losing just once and they should provide England with the toughest home test they’ve faced in a while.