Northern Ireland vs Israel
Date: Tuesday, 10th September 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Windsor Park (Belfast).
Northern Ireland welcome Finland to the Windsor Park in Belfast for a friendly game this Tuesday evening.
The Norn Iron started their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 1-2 defeat at home to Bosnia and Herzegovina last week.
Despite the negative result, head-coach Michael O’Neill can take plenty of positives from his team as they were the dominant side over the two halves.
Meantime, Israel travelled to Albania for the opening game and ended up losing 0-1. That was a fairly open game, defending the standout from both teams, the hosts having the luck in front of goal to scrape three points.
It will be interesting to see if Michael O’Neill’s men can keep up the level of performance in a friendly game. And for Israel, it is time to break the string of poor results on the road.
Northern Ireland vs Israel Head-to-head
Three of their overall 5 h2h meetings are stalemates, with the teams sharing a win each.
Their last meeting was the double legged qualifying tie for the 2014 World Cup. Israel registered their first win in Northern Irish soil before a 1-1 draw in the home leg.
All five h2h matches between them saw under 2.5 goals.
Northern Ireland vs Israel Prediction
As we mentioned earlier, Northern Ireland put on a show against Bosnia and Herzegovina despite losing the game. It is important for them to carry the good elements to this game and playing in front of home ground serve as an added advantage.
Israel are not the best travelers and they tend to struggle against well-organized sides. Their Tuesday’s hosts fall into that category and therefore we can look straight into the home win as top bet for this friendly match.
Northern Ireland vs Israel Betting Tips
FT – Northern Ireland to win @ 11/10 (2.10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.60).