Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland: Tight tussle in Prague

Kick-off: 1800, 14/10/2019

Stadium: Generali Arena

TV: Sky Sports

Northern Ireland have a good record against the Czech Republic and are worth backing to grind out a draw in Monday’s international friendly in Prague.

The Green and White Army picked up a point at Generali Arena during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and have gone four head-to-head clashes without tasting defeat.

Punters can get 23/10 for the scores to finish level and that is our opening Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland prediction.

A Look At Czech Republic’s Betting Odds

The Czech Republic will admittedly be on a high after beating England 2-1 to make it four wins in their last five Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Jakub Brabec quickly cancelled out Harry Kane’s early penalty and substitute Zdenek Ondrasek netted a dream debut goal late on as Jaroslav Silhavy’s side secured a memorable comeback victory.

“It was a 100 per cent performance and that is the only way to succeed really,” beamed Silhavy.

“So, we are very happy and I think time will show that we made history, because we defeated England after so many years and at a time when they are playing really well.

“The performance was really great, we were active and made England sweat, even though they are a very strong team.”

Silhavy may now be tempted to rest some key players, though, plus it will be tough to get fully wound up again for a friendly after such an emotional night.

Looking at the Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland odds, we like 17/5 for this to be a draw at half-time and full-time.

A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds

Northern Ireland almost pulled off the perfect smash-and-grab performance when visiting the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 pool.

They stuck to Michael O’Neill’s game plan to frustrate their hosts and then snatched a 75th-minute lead through Josh Magennis, but everything unravelled as the Dutch bagged three late goals.

“We were so close and had them rattled,” said Leeds midfielder Stuart Dallas. “I honestly believed it was going to be our night when we went 1-0 up.

“We defended so well. It was kind of like an old-school Northern Ireland performance when we didn’t have much of the ball, but we dug in and we defended from the front and boys were throwing their bodies on the line at the back.”

O’Neill’s men will be keen to bounce back from that defeat and can invariably be relied upon to put in a disciplined and resilient display.

Three of the last four matches between these sides have ended 0-0, so 31/20 for under 1.5 goals in this game completes our Czech Republic vs Northern Ireland betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

CZECH REPUBLIC 2-1 England – Jakub Brabec, Zdenek Ondrasek

Netherlands 3-1 NORTHERN IRELAND – Josh Magennis

Head-to-head: N Ireland 2-0 Czech Rep, Czech Rep 0-0 N Ireland, Czech Rep 0-0 N Ireland, N Ireland 0-0 Czech Rep

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