Reasons for betting on Northern Ireland vs Czech Republic tip
One of the decisive matches for the final standings in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers will take place in Northern Ireland. The home team needs only one point to secure the second spot which leads to the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Czech Republic is coming to Belfast with a fragile hope that some miracle can occur until the end of the qualifications.
In order to keep hoping for this miracle, they need to win.
Daniele Orsato, the experienced Italian is going to be the referee in this match.
Northern Ireland overview
Michael O’Neill’s team is very confident at Windsor Park. In 3 games at home, they’ve scored 10 goals without allowing a single one. They are coming into this match after 4 straight victories in the group, in which they haven’t conceded. Northern Ireland defense is one of the best in the whole qualifiers. In 7 games they played, the only one in which they removed the ball from their net, was against the Germany away from home. The big boost for this team is the presence of Jonny Evans who recovered from his injury, but on the other hand, Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart will be missing.
Czech Republic overview
This is the third straight game when counting the international friendlies in which the Czechs didn’t win. All those matches ended with both teams to score, and eventually Nároďák as the fans like to call them never netted more than once.
Away from home, the Czech Republic has one victory, draw and loss apiece, but that success came against San Marino.
The most recent event was against Germany, and they lost it at home, 1-2. We have to say that the weakest part of the Czechs in that match was definitely the attacking line. On several occasion, they have shown insecurity in the decisive moments and wasted promising chances.
Head to head matches
The interesting thing is that the previous 3 games ended with the same result 0-0.
Back in Prague, we have seen one tactical game in which the home team had more possession of the ball, but the visitors were the ones with better chances.
When we look the history of matches, we see that Northern Ireland still hasn’t won against the Czech Republic. In 5 games, the guests have 2 wins, and 3 events ended without winners.
Prediction for Northern Ireland vs Czech Republic tip
With one point from this contest, the hosts are at least advancing to the playoffs. In this case, we think that it is going to be their maximum, because the Germans are the absolute rulers of this group.
For our first suggestion, we would take under 2.5 goals. The Northern Irish team is not going to attack too much, and they are going to wait for the counter attacks. On the other hand, we have the Czech Republic with a pretty bad offensive line. When these two meet, our prediction is logical.
For the second bet, we are proposing a draw at the half time.