We offer a forecast for the League of Nations match, in which Northern Ireland will host the Austrian national team on October 11. Will the guests be able to take the victory away from Belfast? – the answer is in our material.
The Northern Ireland national team played their first match back in 1882, when they lost to England at home (0:13). A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then, but the team is in the TOP-50 of the national teams in the world. According to the results of the last qualification for Euro, Ian Barclough’s wards in eight rounds were able to get only four victories and once drew, which brought 13 points and the third position in Group C.
The green-white army also missed a second chance to make it to the final of the main European tournament , losing to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the penalty shootout (1: 2 pins). The start in the new season of the League of Nations cannot be called successful for the hosts – a draw with Romania (1: 1) and a home defeat against Norway (1: 5).
After 1954, the Austrian national team went through a long period of decline and only in 2008 returned to the final of the European Championship for the first time. In the last qualifying tournament for Euro 2020, the “ red-whites ” managed to get six victories in 10 rounds and once drew, which brought 19 points and a ticket to the next final of the main tournament of the continent.
In the new tournament of the League of Nations, Franco Foda’s wards started with an away victory over Norway, then at home they could not cope with Romania (2: 3), for which we made a forecast.
Austria won 4 of 7 last away matches
Northern Ireland won 5 of 10 last home matches
Austria won the last three head-to-head matches
The last personal fight ended with the victory of Austria (2: 1)
11/18/18 Northern Ireland Austria 12
10/12/18 Austria Northern Ireland ten
The success of the Northern Ireland national team in head-to-head matches dates back to the mid-90s of the last century, and today the guests have a powerful and well-trained team that will hardly leave even a small chance for the British team.
Most likely, we will face a game on a collision course, which will bring more than one goal. We assume the success of Austria, on which we propose to play a bet.
Our prediction is the victory of Austria and we bet on this according to the Marathonbet bookmaker with the odds of 1.81