Kick-off: 1945, 21/03/2019
Stadium: Windsor Park
TV: Sky Sports
Northern Ireland begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign knowing they really need to pick up maximum points against Estonia in Belfast on Thursday.
With Germany and a resurgent Netherlands also featuring in Group C, Michael O’Neill’s men must be clinical versus this week’s opponents and Belarus.
We’re backing the hosts to win to nil at 91/10 for our opening Northern Ireland vs Estonia prediction.
A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds
Northern Ireland qualified for the last European Championships by winning their pool, securing six victories and losing just once in 10 games.
They also went close to reaching the 2018 World Cup, finishing second behind runaway table toppers Germany in a strong section.
Although having their limitations exposed in two defeats against Die Mannschaft, O’Neill’s side won six of their other eight fixtures, with only one goal conceded in those matches.
The Czech Republic, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino were all beaten to nil in Belfast, before Denmark proved too strong in the play-offs.
Looking at the Northern Ireland vs Estonia odds, we like 19/4 for a 2-0 home triumph here.
A Look At Estonia’s Betting Odds
Estonia finished fourth in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, picking up only one of their 10 points on the road.
That was from a goalless draw away to San Marino, with England, Switzerland, Slovenia and Lithuania all enjoying clean-sheet home victories against them.
The Blueshirts filled the same position when trying to reach the 2018 World Cup, being thrashed 8-1 in Belgium and 5-0 away to Bosnia and Herzegovina when suffering more travel sickness.
Martin Reim’s side did close last year’s Nations League campaign with a 1-0 success in Greece, but had earlier lost by the same scoreline in Hungary and 2-0 in Finland.
Let’s finish off our Northern Ireland vs Estonia betting tips by taking 8/5 for a home win and under 2.5 goals in the game.
NORTHERN IRELAND 1-2 Austria – Corry Evans
Iceland 0-0 ESTONIA
Head-to-head: Northern Ireland 1-2 Estonia, Estonia 4-1 Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland 1-0 Estonia, Estonia 0-1 Northern Ireland
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