Northern Ireland vs Estonia
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 21st March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Windsor Park (Belfast).
Both teams are aggrieved parties and need compensation to save face in front of the world audience. Either was relegated from their respective leagues, in the UEFA Nations League. While Northern Ireland exited from League B, Estonia got the boot to League D.
Their group in the qualifiers includes Germany and the Netherlands. And there are just two spots available for qualification to the main event. This simply translates to – other four teams should hope against hope and tread on like they have nothing to lose.
As far as recent experience is concerned, Ireland takes the cake. They have locked horns with much tougher opponents than that of Estonia and going forward, that’s really an added advantage for the team.
Northern Ireland vs Estonia Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not a single game between these teams has ended in a draw.
- Estonia failed to score in two of the last four matches.
- Ireland has never failed to find the back of the net, be it at home, or on the road.
- Two of the last three games saw home wins.
Northern Ireland vs Estonia Prediction
While Ireland was a part of League B in the Nations League, Estonia was packed off to League D at the end of proceedings. The apparent difference in quality is obvious from this fact alone. In addition, Ireland has the home advantage.
Ireland was unbeaten in 16 of their last 22 home ties and won 11 of their last 17. Estonia, meanwhile, was winless in 12 of their last 15 games and lost four of their last six on the road. The team also failed to score in five of their last seven away ties.
Expect the hosts to come on strong from the first minute of the game itself. After their unlucky relegation from the Nations League campaign, they owe fans a rallying comeback. And with the game being conducted at home, the team should take the three points.
Considering the need to record a win somehow, as Germany and Netherland’s presence majorly diminishes chances for other teams to qualify, expect the game to be on full throttle right from the beginning. A first-half goal is just a reasonable expectation.
Northern Ireland vs Estonia Betting Tips
Northern Ireland to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).