Northern Ireland vs Austria
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 11 October 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Windsor Park.
Burschen have been performing very well lately, and they have shown clear indication of how good they are under pressure in the past several months.
This characteristic of theirs were plenty useful as they took part in the Euro Qualifiers – where they secured an entry into the 2021 tournament with a second-place finish in Group G, below Poland.
Meanwhile, almost exact is the case of Norn Iron. They were at the top of Group C in the Qualifiers for more than half of the duration of the entire contest. However, towards the end they crumbled under pressure, and this resulted in them being replaced to the lower tier of the table.
Since then they have been struggling to show a spark on the pitch, and as of now, they are placed dead last in Group B1 in the Nations League. In the process, they have conceded the most number of goals, and have scored the least as well.
They are also searching for their very first win in the UNL.
In addition, Franco Foda’s men also do have a perfect winning record in h2h clashes over the past 15 years.
As such, expect Austria to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
Northern Ireland vs Austria: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest game had taken place in November of 2018, and then Burschen recorded a 1-2 win on the road.
- In fact, they have won every single game since 2005.
- They have scored two or more goals in four of the former five encounters.
- They are unbeaten on the road in the last 25 years.
- Away from home, they have scored two or more goals in every match-up since 1995.
Northern Ireland vs Austria: Prediction
Ian Baraclough’s men had lost 1-5 at home the last match-day, against Norway. In the meantime, Foda’s men had lost 2-3 at home against Romania.
However, they were unbeaten in eight of their preceding ten overall games, and had won seven of their last ten fixtures as well. On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in six of their previous seven overall match-ups, and it’s been over 12 months since they have won at home.
On top of all that, Foda’s men have a 100% winning record in the past 15-year period in h2h clashes, and they have an unbeaten record in such games since 1995.
Taking into account these observations, expect Austria to dominate proceedings this Sunday.
Northern Ireland vs Austria: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Austria @ 1.40 (2/5)
Austria 0, -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.67 (2/3).