The Netherlands have secured a spot at Euro 2020, which is something that they really needed after recent misfires in quantification for major tournaments. They get an easy game to round off with as they face Estonia who are bottom of Group C with just one point to show for their efforts. Read our Netherlands vs Estonia betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 16th, 2019 at 10:24 p.m.)
The Dutch can take a nice deep breath of success and have no stress on their shoulders in this final group game. They secured qualification for the European Championship with a point away at Northern Ireland on the weekend. That was good enough for the Dutch as it means that the Irish cannot now overtake them. Defeat in that gamen and Northern Ireland did miss a penalty kick, and the Dutch would have been sweating a little bit.
The Netherlands are W2 L1 at home in this qualification campaign, the defeat happening against rivals Germany. The Dutch have tallied 19 goals in their 7 fixtures and have scored at least two goals in all three of their home fixtures. The Netherlands have scored at least two goals in each of their last six games played at home, competitive and friendly combined. The Netherlands have won only two of their last six European Championship home qualifiers (D1 L3).
The Dutch are W4 D1 L0 in the head to head with Estonia
Estonia have failed to score in their two previous visits to the Netherlands
The Netherlands have scored at least two goals in all move previous games against Estonia
4 of the 5 previous meetings have ended over 3.5 goals
A draw out on the road at Belarus is the only reward that Estonia have picked up in this campaign. It’s been tough going for them. They suffered a 1-0 loss in Ukraine on Thursday another game in which they failed to score. Estonia have netted just two goals in the qualification campaign, failing to score in five of their seven games played.
That’s how bad it has been. They have conceded at an average of exactly three goals per game as well. Estonia have taken a D1 L2 record on the road, failing to score in any of those fixtures. They are not likely going to remotely threaten the Netherlands in this one.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 16th, 2019 at 10:24 p.m.)
The Netherlands can run up a few goals here and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they covered a four-goal handicap. They have looked good in the attack in this campaign and considering that Estonia did lose 8-0 in Germany, the Dutch should be among the goals against them as well.
18th November 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting
Northern Ireland are heading up Group C of Euro 2020 qualification after having got two games under their belt. They will guarantee that they stay there if they were to collect a win over Estonia this weekend. They have already beaten them in the campaign. Estonia will be looking to bag their first goals and first points of this qualification campaign. Read our Estonia v Northern Ireland betting tips for more.
Northern Ireland 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 4th, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.)
Estonia suffered a 2-0 defeat against Northern Ireland in their one and only qualification match played. Their current form should not exactly worry Northern Ireland all that much as they have lost five of their last ten games played (W3 D2). It’s worth noting that their wins in that sequence were against Greece, Finland and Gibraltar, and the last two were both friendly matches. Estonia have produced just the one goal in their last three games now, that coming in their 1-0 win over Gibraltar.
Estonia had a bit of a rough time in the Nations League, to say the least. They finished bottom of their group after losing four of their six games. They were alongside Finals, Hungary and Greece in that group, Estonia failing to score in four of the six fixtures. Of Course, they were never expected to be a big threat in their Euro 2020 qualification group.
Northern Ireland beat Estonia 2-0 back in March in the first meeting
The Irish lead the head to head W3 L2 against Estonia
The last meeting in Estonia ended in a 4-1 home win
Estonia have won two of the last three competitive meetings
Northern Ireland have two wins from two under their belt. They were both home wins over Estonia and Belarus. Those were important wins against some of the weaker opposition in Group C. Things will start getting a lot tougher because the Irish still have to deal with meeting Germany and the Netherlands. So it is crucial that the Irish don’t drop any points in these easier games. The two wins that they recorded at the start of this campaign saw them shake off some poor form.
They were W1 D1 L4 in their six games prior to the start of Euro 2020 qualification. They failed to get a single point from their four games in the Nations League and managed just two goals in total in their fixtures against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria. While Northern Ireland are not a free-scoring side they have managed to take a clean sheet in three of their last six fixtures. It is obviously going to be a trickier night for them out on the road in Estonia than it was at Windsor Park against them, but still, it should be a manageable fixture for the Irish.
Estonia are not a real threat and the Irish handled themselves well enough against them in their first meeting. It’s hard to see Northern Ireland slipping up in this one after what has been a positive start to qualification. Northern Ireland to win.
5th June 2019 / lee - Category: International Football Betting
With Northern Ireland landing in a group alongside the Netherlands and Germany, it is going to be imperative that they don’t drop points in games like this. The Irish open in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign on Thursday night against Estonia. Read our Northern Ireland v Estonia betting tips for more.
Northern Ireland 9/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 18th, 2019 at 6:26 p.m.)
The Irish need a bit of an upturn in form as they have lost four of their last six internationals (W1 D1). They struggled in the Nations League against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria. From their four games played against those two opponents, Northern Ireland failed to get a single point and only scored twice in the four games. The two goals that they did get were both at home so that is some kind of positive ahead of this fixture with Estonia. Northern Ireland have won two of their last three played on home soil, beating South Korea and Israel in friendly matches. The Irish have failed to score in three of their last four games, home and away. The last time they met Estonia was back in the Euro 2012 qualification campaign, and Northern Ireland suffered a 2-1 shock home defeat against them.
It was not a great Nations League campaign that Estonia put together either. They finished bottom of their group which means they drop all the way down into League D for the next time. In their six matches in the group, they lost four of them (W1 D1) and that was against Finland, Hungary and Greece. The two defeats which they took away from home at Hungary and Greece, Estonia failed to score in. However overall their form has been a little bit improved recently with two wins and a draw in their last three played. The victories in that sequence were over Greece and Finland. In total Estonia have only suffered one defeat in their last five home and away. The two wins in that sequence of five games were both away from home as well, so will they be able to challenge Northern Ireland? Estonia have scored in two of their last five away games only.
There should be enough here to back Northern Ireland to win to nil at even money odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 18th, 2019 at 6:26 p.m.). The Irish can’t afford to go dropping points on home soil.
19th March 2019 / lee - Category: Euro Betting