Tip Northern Ireland - Estonia
=9.0ptNorthern Ireland will be facing an Estonia side that managed to see off Greece on the road in their last UEFA Nations League match and has beaten Finland and drawn with Iceland in two non FIFA friendly matches ahead of this clash. However, with just three wins in their last 15 matches, Estonia will not get to this game on a very strong position. The hosts have also not been at their best in their last four outings; they have no win in the run and have scored just a goal in the process, losing three and drawing one. Northern Ireland have picked four wins in their last 15 outings and have had a patchy home run as well, with five wins in the last 10 matches at their backyard. They however got close to qualifying to the 2018 World Cup, only falling off at the playoffs, while they got to the Euro 2016 finals so we can’t really judge them by the failings in the recent outings. In fact, Northern Ireland have not lost any of their last five home matches in the European Cup qualifiers, winning three and drawing two. On the other hand, Estonia take to this clash three straight losses in the European Cup qualifiers. They are winless in six away matches in the qualifiers for the same tournament and have failed to score in the last five away matches. In the 2012 Euro qualifiers, Estonia saw off Northern Ireland home and away and in the four meetings between the two nations, Northern Ireland’s two wins both came in friendly matches.
Key points Northern Ireland - Estonia
Estonia have not won any of their last six away games in European Cup qualifiers.
Estonia have three wins in the last 15 outings.
Northern Ireland are unbeaten in the last five home matches in European Cup qualifiers.
Conclusion Northern Ireland - Estonia
=9.0ptNorthern Ireland have never beaten Estonia in competitive action but they have a great chance here. They are the stronger team here and with a good home record. With Estonia’s away record we don’t expect that they will trouble the hosts here. A 2 – 0 win for the hosts on the exact score pick may pass here.
Northern Ireland Estonia Prediction published on March 19, 2019