Three of the last five matches between Germany and the Republic of Ireland have ended in draws, with both teams winning one each of the other two.
The last five matches between the two have produced just seven goals with no game seeing more than two goals in it.
Germany have won nine and drawn one of their last ten World Cup qualifying matches.
Republic of Ireland have lost just two of their last 23 World Cup qualifying matches (W 9 D12 L2).
The Germans have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine World Cup qualifying matches – conceding just a single goal in each of the other two matches.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s men kept five clean sheets in their final seven qualifying matches for Euro 2012 (including play-off) – conceding just two goals in that run.