Place: Windsor Park. Belfast.
Date: on the 18th of November, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 18:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Nations League 2
Northern Ireland couldn’t demonstrate qualitative football in the Nations League and didn’t gain any goal in three matches.
In the first round Michael O’Neill’s team lost home match to Bosnia and Herzegovina with the score 1:2 though had a lot of moments and could gain absolutely different result.
In the second round the Austrians had no problems with Northern Ireland, having won home match with the score 1:0.
The green and white army lost in the last away match to Bosnia and Herzegovina again – this time with the score 0:2.
Austria for certain expected to win first place in the group as the rivals were the teams approximately equal on force but it didn’t manage do gain success.
Now Franco Foda’s team has four points and is behind the first Bosnia and Herzegovina with six points.
Last round the Austrians had the opportunity to win back three points from their main rival, but Bosnians played reliably and kept the necessary goalless draw.
Statistics and head-to- heads Northern Ireland vs Austria
The match of the first circle ended with the victory of Austria with the score 1:0
Austria for three matches in the Nations League could score only one goal
Northern Ireland has scored one goal in three matches
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Northern Ireland vs Austria
Northern Ireland to win – 3.35
Draw – 3.42;
Austria to win – 2.36
Northern Ireland disappoints in the Nations League – O’Neill’s team has lost all three matches and has taken the last place.
Especially badly today the hosts are playing in attack which has scored only one goal for three matches.
Austria has four points but the effectiveness is the same– one goal in three matches.
Bearing in mind the problems of the teams with effectiveness and also the closed gaming style of the hosts, it is possible to assume that we won’t see a lot of scored goals.