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European Championship: Northern Ireland vs Slovenia – Betting preview

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Northern Ireland and Slovenia are going head-to-head on Tuesday at Windsor Park. Unfortunately, neither of the teams are still competing for a spot at the European Championship as we reach the end of the qualifying group stage. Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Northern Ireland played against Slovenia. It finished 4-2 in a great European Championship match between the pair.

Form: Northern Ireland vs Slovenia

Northern Ireland Form

Northern Ireland suffered a couple of disappointments in their last three matches, as they were run over by Slovenia in a 4-2 defeat. Kazakhstan also proved too hard to handle, as they won 1-0, before Northern Ireland were able to strike back last time out in a 3-0 win against San Marino. Northern Ireland just have a single win to show from their efforts in the past six internationals. They also drew zero and lost five of these six encounters, in which they scored five and conceded eight goals.

Slovenia Form

In their last three matches, Slovenia first beat Northern Ireland 4-2, then San Marino by 0-4 and finally Finland by 3-0. Slovenia performed a very admirable four wins in six internationals, while they also drew one and lost one. They scored 14 times, while also conceding five goals.

Betting facts for Northern Ireland and Slovenia

Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Northern Ireland and Slovenia played across all competitions.

  • In 23 of the last 25 Northern Ireland home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 Northern Ireland home matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
  • Northern Ireland have not won 15 of the last 17 home matches
  • Northern Ireland have lost 4 of the last 5 matches without scoring a goal
  • Northern Ireland have lost 4 of the last 5 matches and the sum of goals was under 1.5
  • Slovenia have not lost 11 of the last 12 matches
  • Slovenia have scored in 10 of the last 11 matches
  • Slovenia have not lost 9 of the last 11 away matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Slovenia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Slovenia have won 6 of the last 8 matches

Interesting players: Northern Ireland vs Slovenia

Having scored just once lately in the European Championship, Jonny Evans will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Slovenia hope Benjamin Sesko can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of four European Championship goals in his last six European Championship games.

Betting markets: Northern Ireland vs Slovenia

Full-time result

In their last 10 matches at Windsor Park across all tournaments Northern Ireland won three times, drew three and lost four times. Slovenia claimed three wins, five draw and two defeats in their last 10 games away.

Both teams to score

Amazingly, Northern Ireland scored the first goal of the match in just two out of the last ten games at home. Impressively, Slovenia scored the first goal in eight out of previous ten games. Slovenia have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than eight times in their previous 10 outings. Northern Ireland scored the first goal of the game in two of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Northern Ireland’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Slovenia played across all tournaments. They scored two times on average in the process.

Betting prediction: Northern Ireland vs Slovenia

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Northern Ireland and Slovenia seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this European Championship match.

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