Ireland vs Northern Ireland Betting Tips
Ireland are in League B, the second division of the tournament, and very close to being relegated to the C-League. With only one point (a draw and two defeats), it is in the third – last position – of group 4, which has Country Wales on the lead with six and Denmark in second place with four.
Having a showdown against the Danes, which was scheduled for November 19 at the home of the rivals, he must hope that the Welsh will defeat Denmark in a match for the fifth round of the qualifying round, which was scheduled for Friday, 16 November, to keep the hopes of saving. If this happens, you must win the final game.
Perhaps the most improbable result of this combination is precisely the victory of the Irish, who are in a ‘fast of success’ that has lasted four matches (two defeats and two draws). When considered a number of more games, the situation is not much more encouraging. Of the last ten matches, the Republic of Ireland lost five, drew three and only twice left the field with victory.
For the next clashes, coach Martin O’Neil called the following players:
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Colin Doyle (Hearts), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool) and Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK);
Defender: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark Jimmy Dunne (Hearts), John Egan, Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) and Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City);
Midfielders: Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Harry Arter (Cardiff City), Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), David Meyler (Reading), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Shaun Williams Richie Towell, Ryan Manning (Rotherham United), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) and James McClean (Stoke City);
Attackers: Shane Long, Michael Obafemi (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson (Preston North End), Aiden O’Brien (Millwall) and Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).
Northern Ireland is in a very similar situation. The only goal remaining in League B is to try to escape from relegation to the Third Division and still need to count on the stumbling block of rivals.
Without scoring after three matches, the Irishmen hold the lantern of group 3, which has Bosnia and Herzegovina on top with nine points. The Austrians are following with three. The teams will face each other on Thursday in Austria. For the Northern Irishmen to keep their hopes of remaining in the Second Division, there is a need for victory for the Bosnians. Only then would they have the opportunity to fight for survival against Austria in game that was scheduled for the next day 18.
The newness in the list of coach Michael O’Neill for the games was the return of striker Kyle Lafferty. The player had become embroiled in controversy in the call for the matches of the selection in October asking to be desconvocado few hours before the presentation. Apologized for the attitude and was called back. So, the cast for the next games looked like this:
Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Trevor Carson (Motherwell), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United) and Conor Hazard (Celtic);
Defenders: Aaron Hughes (Hearts), Gareth McAuley (Glasgow Rangers), Jonathan Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Conor McLaughlin (Millwall), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), Jamal Lewis Hearts), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) and Bobby Burns (Livingston);
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Southampton), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Jordan Jones (Oxford United) and Jordan Thompson (Blackpool);
Attackers: Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic, loan), Liam Boyce (Burton Albion), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers) and Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United).
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There were only ten previous duels between the Irish. The Republic of Ireland takes advantage in the series with four victories. Northern Ireland won two games. There were also four draws. The most recent duel was in 2011. Ireland thrashed 5-0.With a slightly superior technical squad and home side factor, the Republic of Ireland’s prognosis is the best option for Thursday’s friendly.
Bet Tips: Ireland wins