Northern Ireland vs Slovakia Prediction & Tips
The last phase of this qualification for Euro 2020 will give the joy of joining the “Great” to four other national teams: among those that will play this last card, also Ireland and Slovakia. The other races scheduled are Serbia-Scotland, Georgia-Macedonia and Hungary-Iceland. All very balanced races, with predictions that are anything but obvious. In particular, the one between Northern Ireland and Slovakia is really open to any type of result, so much so that the odds of the final result or the double chance are practically identical. A balance that can only be broken by one episode, as often happens on these occasions.
Speaking of balance, Northern Ireland is a hymn to compactness and solidity: four Under 2.5s in the last five games played.
It is true that the Irish have lost the last two, but both with the slightest gap: 1-0 in Norway and 0-1 at home against Austria.
In the previous play-off Northern Ireland went on to win the final in Bosnia, blocking the hosts at 1-1 (and then overcoming them on penalties).
Same fate for Slovakia, who reached the final thanks to the lottery of penalties after a 0-0 home defeat against Ireland.
And then the Slovaks fell in Scotland in the Europa Nations League (1-0 the final result) and at home against Israel (2-3).
Conclusion Northern Ireland – Slovakia
To say that Slovakia is not going through a great moment of form is simply an understatement. Net of the match against Israel, then, the guests showed a worrying offensive sterility, which is also an established characteristic of Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland – Slovakia FREE TIPS
Slovakia – Win @ 2.45
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90