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Northern Ireland vs Greece: Pre-match analysis and betting tips

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Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the UEFA Nations League round 1 game between Northern Ireland and Greece and offer team stats, fixture history and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Northern Ireland go up against Greece at Windsor Park on Thursday in a UEFA Nations League round 1 clash. Both teams will give it their all here in order to begin their Group C2 campaign off on the right note.

Position in the UEFA Nations League standings: N. Ireland vs Greece

Since it is the first round of the UEFA Nations League, both teams are yet to grab their first points this season. Will Northern Ireland take advantage of their home ground and get all 3 points from this game? The visitor team Greece might as well do their best to start recording points right in their first game of the season. One way or the other, it will be interesting to watch these two sides fight for their first points in this campaign.

Current form and fixture history of Northern Ireland vs Greece

Northern Ireland ooze confidence

Northern Ireland are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Estonia by 0-1, before downing Luxembourg by 1-3. The winning streak came to an end against Hungary, who ran out 0-1 winners.

Greece in decent shape

It is all or nothing with Greece at the moment and sadly for them, it has been more “nothing” than “all”. They first went down 0-1 in an encounter with Spain to which, they replied by beating Romania 0-1. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side when they lost 1-0 against Montenegro.

Fixture history: Northern Ireland vs Greece

The last time the pair played each other, Northern Ireland came away as 3-1 winners in a European qualifier, back in October 2015. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Greece will get you odds 2.37, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 42% chance of victory. You can get a price of 3.60, should you wish to add Northern Ireland to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.

Highlights from the last match between Northern Ireland and Greece:

Betting stats and facts for Northern Ireland and Greece

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on stats from the last couple of games that Northern Ireland and Greece played across all tournaments.

  • N. Ireland have not lost 4 of the last 5 home matches
  • N. Ireland have not scored in 4 of the last 5 home matches
  • N. Ireland have not conceded in 4 of the last 5 home matches
  • Greece have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
  • Greece have scored in 10 of the last 12 away matches
  • Greece have conceded in 7 of the last 9 away matches
  • Greece have not won 4 of the last 5 matches

Players to zoom in on in Northern Ireland vs Greece

Ahead of their UEFA Nations League showdown, both Northern Ireland and Greece will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.

Match predictions: Northern Ireland vs Greece

To summarise, the upcoming match between Northern Ireland and Greece appears to be a good chance to place some bets. Therefore, we have come up with the recommended betting suggestion for this game. However, we also present some lower and higher-risk alternatives.