Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips: Euro 2020 play-off final preview, predictions & odds

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Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips

This article covers Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia: Match details

Match: Northern Ireland vs Slovakia

Competition: European Championship Qualification

Date: November 12, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, November 12, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Windsor Park

Betting prediction: Northern Ireland 2-1 Slovakia

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Northern Ireland are looking to once again qualify for the European championships which they also managed back in 2016.

Ian Baraclough helped guide his team past Bosnia in the previous as they managed to win on penalties.

However, Northern Ireland are currently in a poor run of form having lost four of their last six matches.

Slovakia have also been struggling as of late, losing four of their last seven games in all competitions.

Pavel Hapal’s team managed to eliminate the Republic of Ireland on penalties to set up Thursday’s final qualifying round.

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips: Euro 2020 play-off final preview, predictions & odds

Belfast , United Kingdom – 16 November 2019; Jamal Lewis of Northern Ireland during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier – Group C match between Northern Ireland and Netherlands at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia: What are the betting odds?

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia – recent form and head to head statistics

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia form
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Northern Ireland vs Romania - 1:1
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Austria vs Northern Ireland - 2:1
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Northern Ireland vs Slovakia - 1:2
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Norway vs Northern Ireland - 1:0
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Northern Ireland vs Austria - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Czech Republic vs Slovakia - 2:0
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Slovakia vs Scotland - 1:0
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Northern Ireland vs Slovakia - 1:2
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Slovakia vs Israel - 2:3
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Scotland vs Slovakia - 1:0
Last 5 games for Northern Ireland
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Northern Ireland 1 - 1 Romania
November 15, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Austria 2 - 1 Northern Ireland
November 12, 2020 European Championship 2021, Qualification Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Slovakia
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Norway 1 - 0 Northern Ireland
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Northern Ireland 0 - 1 Austria
Last 5 games for Slovakia
November 18, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Czech Republic 2 - 0 Slovakia
November 15, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Slovakia 1 - 0 Scotland
November 12, 2020 European Championship 2021, Qualification Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Slovakia
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Slovakia 2 - 3 Israel
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Scotland 1 - 0 Slovakia
Northern Ireland vs Slovakia European Championship 2021, Qualification form
Northern Ireland Slovakia
10 Matches played 10
5 Matches won 6
74 Goal attempts 113
22 Shots on goal 50
26 Shots off goal 44
54 Corner kicks 35
33% Average ball possession 52%
26 Shots blocked 19
14 Cards given 24
107 Free kicks 136
19 Offsides 29
1 Shots on bar 2
12 Goals by foot 19
2 Goals by head 0
11 Goals scored 15
16 Goals conceded 12
Northern Ireland vs Slovakia statistics for most recent head to head matches
Northern Ireland Slovakia
4 Matches 4
2 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 2
2 Total Goals 6
0.5 Average Goals Scored 1.5
0 Wins 3
3 Losses 0
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Northern Ireland and Slovakia
November 12, 2020 European Championship 2021, Qualification Northern Ireland 1 - 2 Slovakia
June 4, 2016 Int. Friendly Games 2016 Slovakia 0 - 0 Northern Ireland
September 9, 2009 World Cup Qualification 2010, Europe (UEFA) Northern Ireland 0 - 2 Slovakia
September 6, 2008 World Cup Qualification 2010, Europe (UEFA) Slovakia 2 - 1 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia: Recommended bets

Josh Magennis to score first. Northern Ireland will be looking to the 30-year-old to try and fire them to next summer’s Euros.

Magennis was Northern Ireland’s top scorer in the qualifiers with three goals and he is expected to lead the line for Ian Baraclough’s side on Thursday.

He is 15/2 with Bet365 to open the scoring on Thursday.

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Northern Ireland vs Slovakia: Match preview

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Northern Ireland scraped past Bosnia and Herzegovina on penalties to reach the final play-off round of qualifying for next summer’s European championship.

Niall McQuinn’s second-half equaliser in Sarajevo took the game all the way to penalties which the Irish won 4-3.

Ian Baraclough’s side secured third spot in Group C accumulating 13 points from a group containing Germany and the Netherlands.

Northern Ireland will be hoping to replicate their achievement from 2016 by reaching the finals of the Euros.

Euro 2016 was their first major tournament in 30 years and on Thursday they will be looking to once again reach European championship.

Slovakia edge Republic of Ireland

Slovakia also advanced to the final play-off round via a penalty shootout.

Slovakia held Ireland to a goalless draw in normal time in Bratislava before taking the game to a shootout.

Pavel Hapal’s side managed to defeat the Republic of Ireland 4-2.

Like Northern Ireland, Slovakia also competed at Euro 2016 where they reached the round of 16.

Hapal will be hoping the quality of Marek Hamsik and Milan Skriniar will make the difference on Thursday.

Marek Hamsik

Marek Hamsik of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the 2-1 goal during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and Torino FC at Stadio San Paolo on May 6, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)


Northern Ireland team news vs Slovakia

Jonny Evans is expected to be able to start for Ian Baraclough’s team on Thursday.

The Leicester City defender suffered a knock to his back but remains in contention to start.

However, they will be without midfielder Corry Evans who misses the game with a hamstring injury.

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips: Euro 2020 play-off final preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Slovakia team news vs Northern Ireland

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Milan Skrirniar returns for Slovakia after testing negative for coronavirus.

The Inter Milan man tested positive for COVID last month and missed Slovakia’s win over the Republic of Ireland.

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips: Euro 2020 play-off final preview, predictions & odds

COMO, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 11: Milan Skriniar of FC Internazionale looks on during the FC Internazionale training session at the club’s training ground Suning Training Center in memory of Angelo Moratti on September 11, 2020 in Como, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)


Predicted Northern Ireland line-up vs Slovakia

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips: Euro 2020 play-off final preview, predictions & odds

Predicted Northern Ireland line-up vs Slovakia

Predicted Slovakia line-up vs Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips: Euro 2020 play-off final preview, predictions & odds

Predicted Slovakia line-up vs Northern Ireland

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FAQs for Northern Ireland vs Slovakia betting tips

What time is kick off between Northern Ireland vs Slovakia?
19:45, Thursday 12 November 2020
What is the prediction for Northern Ireland vs Slovakia?
Northern Ireland 2-1 Slovakia.