Estonia vs Northern Ireland
EURO 2020 Qualification
Date: Saturday, 8th June 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: A. Le Coq Arena (Tallinn).
It would be an uphill battle for the rest of the three teams in Group C other than Germany and Netherlands to qualify, considering only two spots have been allotted. Ireland began on the right note though and won both their ties, and one of them was the reverse fixture of this very game.
With the aid of home advantage, Northern Ireland dominated things early on against Estonia, but could not convert them into goals. After relentless efforts, in the second half, the hosts did break the deadlock and added one more towards the end to post a 2-0 win.
Ireland’s other match was a close call, as Belarus succeeded in giving them a scare. Once again at home, the team posted an early goal, but the visitors did not hesitate to hit back. Three minutes later Igor Stasevich helped restore parity, and the scoreline read 1-1.
As minutes went on, it looked as if the game might end a draw, but the hosts definitely had other plans. Just three before full time, the home team managed to break through the opposing defense to claim the three points for themselves.
Estonia vs Northern Ireland Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last five games saw Ireland taking the win.
- The last time these two locked horns, Estonia lost 0-2 on the road.
- Estonia has never kept a clean sheet in an h2h encounter.
- The last win posted by Estonia was back in 2011.
Estonia vs Northern Ireland Prediction
Ireland holds a 100% winning record in the tournament so far, and they already posted a win over this same opponent. Also, so far the team has had the best defense, with them letting in just a solitary goal, while the likes of Germany, even with a single tie have conceded two.
Estonia’s single tie in the Euros was against Ireland, which, as mentioned resulted in a loss, with them failing to score as well.
Going on, Estonia is winless at their home in the last five fixtures and failed to record a goal in three of the last four such matches as well. In the meanwhile, Ireland is hot on a two-game winning streak, and against this team, in h2h history, their last loss was recorded in 2011.
Also, Estonia was never able to keep a clean sheet in such a face-to-face encounter. Keeping in line with the trend, expect the visitors to post a win this weekend.
Estonia vs Northern Ireland Betting Tips
Northern Ireland to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Northern Ireland to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).