Northern Ireland vs Estonia Prediction & Tips
In a four-game winless streak (E1, P3), Northern Ireland (# 36 in the FIFA ranking) receives an Estonian team (# 96) that is undefeated in its last three games (G2, E1) in Windsor Park, in the first round of Euro 2020 classifications.
The heads of Michael O’Neil have not played since the 2-1 defeat at home to Austria in the UEFA Nations Leaague (UNL), in a game where he received in the minute 93 ‘.Northern Ireland could not win any game of the UNL (P4) and as a result was in the last position of their group.
The home team have not won an official match since winning the 2-0 home victory over the Czech Republic in September 2017 (E1, P7). Even so, the last four games at home of the Verdiblanco cast have ended with more than 2.5 goals, with both teams scoring in three of those four games.
Estonia are undefeated in half of their last six official away games (G2, E1, P3). Notably, the last three games within this period witnessed a 1-0 score at halftime (no matter who took the advantage).
Estonia coach Martin Reim is also the player with the most matches in the nation (157), but since taking over in October 2016 he has lost more than half of his official matches (G5, E3, P9). However, eight of those defeats occurred at the hands of teams that are located above Estonia in the FIFA world rankings.
Players to watch: Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty (NIR) scored the fifth highest number of goals in Euro 2016 qualifying (seven goals), but has not scored for his country since November 2016.
Konstantin Vassiljev (EST) scored twice in the second half against Northern Ireland in qualifying matches for Euro 2012. He has scored 23 international goals in his career.
Statistics to consider: These two teams have met four times in history and there have been two victories per side. Northern Ireland led 1-0 at halftime in three of those four games.
Of the 15 goals scored and received by Northern Ireland in their last six official matches at home, one third was registered after the 60th minute.
Ten of Estonia’s last 13 games have ended with just one team, or none, scoring.
Northern Ireland – Estonia FREE TIPS
Northern Ireland – Win @ 1.35
Both teams to score / NP @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.50