Azerbaijan vs Northern Ireland Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
On Saturday at Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan will try to keep their World Cup dreams alive as they take on Northern Ireland. The guests have proved they are a tough nut to crack, so Azeri are facing the extremely difficult task.
Azerbaijan have displayed very pleasant performances so far in their group C. They started off the campaign well with two victories against San Marino and Norway and a draw in the Czech Republic. However, they collapsed when they faced two of the most serious contenders – Germany and Northern Ireland. The reverse ended 4-0 in Belfast. The hosts could potentially reach the third place with a victory in Baku, but it’s not likely as Northern Ireland are looking pretty solid. Azerbaijan must attack from the start as their odds for reaching WC aren’t looking good, so we could see two or three goals scored in Baku.
Northern Ireland are in the second position with 10 points, five less than Die Mannschaft and it was obvious from a start that the first place is secured while the battle for the second seed will be intense. They are two points ahead of the Czech Republic. Northern Ireland conceded only two goals so far, both against Germany, while managing to net 10. Also, the visitors are on a two game winning streak since they beat Azerbaijan and Norway, respectively. However, Northern Ireland are severely struggling on the road as they are yet to score in an away game – Germany beat them 2-0, while there were no goals in the Czech Republic.
Northern Ireland faced Azerbaijan five times so far. They only managed to win two times with two games ending as a draw. Azeri scored only three compared to Northern Ireland’s seven goals; nevertheless, they managed to grab one victory against their opposition.
Azerbaijan vs Northern Ireland Prediction
Another one very good football game to place our bets on Saturday and WC 2018 qualification. Match Azerbaijan vs Northern Ireland brings us fantastic betting opportunity and you shouldnt miss this bet. It will be one very interesting game, but both sides have to play very cautious. Azerbaijan collected 7 points in this campaign and they are only three points behind second placed Northern Ireland. For sure these two teams will fight for second placed with Czech Republic and three points here is very important for both sides. Northern Ireland won 4-0 in Belfast in November and we expect aggressive playing from them in defending. Their main objective for this game will be fast counterattacks and we expect from them to score in second half time.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Azerbaijan vs Northern Ireland Prediction: N. Ireland to win. We dont expect lots of scoring chances here and our second betting pick for the match is correct score 0-1. Also if you want to take a risk with higher betting odd you can try with bet on X/2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.