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Andrew Tibot 5th Sep 2015 - 11:47

Euro 2016 Qualifiers Opta Facts - Sep 6-8

Wales v Israel

Wales have never lost to Israel in five meetings (W3 D2).

Israel have never scored in a competitive meeting with Wales, netting their only three goals in one friendly in February 1989.

Wales have kept four consecutive competitive clean sheets for the first time since 1981.

Chris Coleman's side have now gone 414 minutes of football without conceding in qualifying.

Gareth Bale has scored or assisted eight of Wales' nine goals in European Championship qualification so far (six goals, two assists).

Victory in this game will guarantee Wales their spot in France next summer.

 

R. of Ireland v Georgia

Republic of Ireland have met Georgia six times, winning all six since their first meeting in 2003.

Robbie Keane has scored four goals in his last three appearances versus Georgia.

Ireland have scored exactly two goals in five of their six meetings with Georgia, netting four in the other.

Ireland have lost just one competitive fixture under Martin O'Neill (W3 D3).

Ireland haven't conceded more than once in a game since losing 5-1 to Portugal in a friendly in June 2014, conceding just six goals in 10 games since.

Ireland have scored in 10 consecutive home competitive games, scoring 22 goals in the process.

 

Scotland v Germany

Scotland have lost their last two games against Germany each by a 2-1 scoreline.

Each of Scotland's last four goals against Germany have come between the 60th and 69th minute.

Scotland's last win over Germany came in a 1999 friendly, the Scots winning 1-0.

Scotland have lost just two of their last nine games (W5 D2).

Germany have hit nine goals without reply in their last two away qualifiers, with Andre Schürrle scoring three.

Scotland have kept clean sheets in six of their last eight home games (W6 D1 L1).

 

Northern Ireland v Hungary

Northern Ireland's 2-1 victory over Hungary last time out was their first against them in five meetings (L4).

Northern Ireland have failed to score in their last two home games against Hungary (in 2000 and 2008).

They have never kept a clean sheet against Hungary, conceding seven goals in five games.

Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood has created eight more chances in qualifying than any other player in their squad (15).

Kyle Lafferty has been involved in seven of his side's 11 Euro 2016 qualifying goals (six goals, one assist).

Northern Ireland have managed just one clean sheet in their last six games in all competitions.

 

England v Switzerland

England have lost just once in 10 competitive fixtures against Switzerland (W6 D3 L1).

Danny Welbeck scored both goals the last time these sides met, a 2-0 win in Switzerland in September 2014.

England met Switzerland in Euro 2012 qualifying, winning 3-1 in Basle before drawing 2-2 at Wembley in the return game.

England's last defeat at Wembley in a competitive fixture was in November 2007, when Croatia's 3-2 win ended England's hopes of qualification for Euro 2008. Since then, England have won 14 and drawn three competitive games at Wembley.

Indeed, Roy Hodgson's side have won their last seven competitive fixtures at Wembley scoring 27 goals in the process.

The Three Lions have only failed to score in one of their previous 21 home qualifying matches (World Cup and Euros) - vs Montenegro in October 2010.

New Stoke signing Xherdan Shaqiri has scored in Switzerland's last two away qualifiers.

Switzerland's last clean sheet against England came in September 1977, a 0-0 draw at Wembley in Ron Greenwood's first match in charge.

Switzerland were the last team to score more than once at Wembley in a competitive fixture in the 2-2 draw in June 2011.

Indeed, since that game England have conceded just three goals in nine competitive fixtures at home.

12 of England's last 17 goals at Wembley have come in the second half.

Wayne Rooney has scored in England's last five competitive fixtures at Wembley.

 
 
 

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