Sharp Gomez should gobble up Gladbach

Bayern Munich v Borussia Monchengladbach

Mario Gomez has been in sparkling form since his return from injury and given Jupp Heynckes a real headache.

Mario Mandzukic had enjoyed an outstanding start to the season but has been upstaged by Gomez and it’ll be interesting to see if Heynckes is tempted to play them together against Monchengladbach.

That Bayern win is predictable enough – they are long odds-on for a reason. But for an interest take Gomez to score first. He’s sharp as ever and got some points to prove.

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N Ireland v Belarus

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Northern Ireland have lost just one of their last nine home matches
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Northern Ireland begin preparations for their first major tournament in 30 years with what should prove a confidence-building run out against Belarus. Their success is built upon a sturdy defence and they conceded just three goals in five home qualifiers, while their visitors have not scored in their last three road trips.

 

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