Euro Cup 2020
(24 Mar 2019)
Northern Ireland vs Belarus
Northern Ireland enjoyed a smooth start to Euro 2020 qualifying when beating Estonia and now they are focusing on a match against Belarus. However, Northern Ireland heads into this encounter having only recently arrested a run of just two victories from the 13 games. Also, five of those defeats were ‘to nil’, although three came against teams ranked higher than themselves. Meanwhile, Belarus is still reeling from a heavy defeat at the hands of the resurgent Netherlands last time out (4-0) and now face their second international flight this week.
- The previous meeting of these two teams has seen 3 goals scored
- Northern Ireland scored 9 goals in their last 5 matches in all competitions
Northern Ireland vs Belarus Prediction
Northern Ireland is the favourites and will have back-to-back home wins for the first time since 2017 in their sights. Although Belarus will be focused on remaining tight defensively before going forward, we still expect a more aggressive style than in the previous match. There are indicators for a low-scoring game but we see value going for at least two goals scored.
Football Prediction: Over 1.5 @ 1.60