Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland
International – Friendlies
Date: Monday, 14 October 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Generali Arena.
Czech Republic are in their groove on home soil at the moment and are more than likely to be a handful for the visiting contingent, who are making the trip to Generali Arena after a hiatus of three years.
Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland Head to head (h2h)
- Northern Ireland have registered a win just once in their last six meetings, while Czech Republic have come out on top twice.
- Their last encounter, back in 2017, saw Northern Ireland win 2-0.
- Half of their previous six clashes have ended in a tie.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their last six matchups.
- Only one of their past six games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland Prediction
Jaroslav Silhavy’s men are hot in pursuit of a top-two finish in Group A and have picked up the win in three of their previous four matches, the last of which was a 3-0 victory over Montenegro on the road.
Moreover, the hosts have been faring well at home in their recent clashes and are currently sporting an impressive two-match winning streak under their belt. It is also worth mentioning that the squad have been at the losing end just twice in their last seven games here, that too in all competitions.
Northern Ireland have not been showing any signs of slowing down in their respective matchups either, and have been at the losing end just once in their last five games. However, the visitors have been erratic, to say the least, on the road and have just two victories to boast of from their last six outings overall.
Furthermore, the away side have not emerged victoriously in any of their last three trips to Czech soil. Given the home advantage, Czech Republic are the favorites to walk away with the bragging rights in this one.
Additionally, the hosts have not been shy in searching for early goals and have found the back of the net in the first half in each of their last two games here. Taking into account that Northern Ireland have conceded before the break, in half of their past four outings, on the whole, Czech Republic are more than just likely to slot the ball home in the opening forty-five minutes this weekend.
Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland Betting tips
Full time result: Czech Republic @ 1.80 (4/5)
Czech Republic to score in the first half @ 2.00 (1/1).