Ireland vs New Zealand
International – Friendlies
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Aviva Stadium.
Quite easily, the tag of the favorites goes to Ireland. Not only do they have the home advantage, but they are vastly experienced than New Zealand, and are in form too.
Ireland vs New Zealand Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are locking horns for the first time in the 21st century.
Ireland vs New Zealand Prediction
New Zealand won their latest game, which was in contradiction to their usual form. They were on the road, against the Indian football team, who are still decades behind from competing on a level term with squads that come from more developed parts of the world. Aided by a Sunil-Chhetri-goal, captain, as well as record goal-scorer of the Indians, the hosts scored first.
However, within two minutes, the visiting contingent hit back. After equalizing, the home team did try their best to gain a lead once more, but the opponents held on against the pressure. Finally, towards the end of the fixture, to be precise – four minutes from the final whistle, the hosts conceded again, for the scorecard to show 1-2, which stood till the end.
In the meantime, the Irish had a cracker of a fixture against Bulgaria the previous match-day. The former was at home, and expectedly, the hosting contingent found the back of the net first, against the minnows. Though the goal came a little late, in the 56th minute to be exact, the home team was able to exert dominance.
Late into the match, though they did concede once, the Irish were able to score two more goals, to close out the fixture, 3-1.
This match-day, Ireland surely is the top dog. They do have the home advantage and are at the top of their group for the Euro qualification campaign. On the other hand, New Zealand is not even in the vicinity in terms of quality, or exposure to that of Ireland.
Moreover, the Irish were unbeaten in nine of their former ten games and was so in eight of their last ten in front of the home crowd. Meanwhile, their opposite number was winless in 11 of their previous 14 match-ups and lost eight of their preceding eleven on the road.
Finally, the guests of the day have managed just two official wins on the road in the last six years.
Taking these factors into account, count on Ireland to emerge victorious this Thursday.
Ireland vs New Zealand Betting Tips
Ireland to Win.
Half Time/ Full Time: Ireland/ Ireland.
Ireland -2 Asian Handicap.