Czech Republic VS Northern Ireland Match Prediction
With last match played in year 2009 being a Draw, till now both of these teams have had a face off just 4 times; out of the 4 encounters Czech Republic has Won 2 and Drawn 2 matches against Northern Ireland. The H2H Stats are clear, Czech Republic has never lost a match and have only one conceded goal to show against Northern Ireland.
European Summer was bad for Czech Republic with bad performances in Group Stages against Turkey, Spain and Croatia. Scored only 1 point. The only relief was the knocking performance against Armenia with a victory of 3-0 in recent Friendly game.
Northern Ireland on other hand has had its luck shining in comparison to the other side. After advancing to Knockout stages they did mange to lose group Stage matches against Germany and Poland with a well deserved victory against Ukraine, but overall performance has been swelling up and winning fans.
World Cup Qualifying 2018 would be a tough battle for both the side as none of them holds the title of Favorite. There are lineup changes and old performances to scrutinize. Draw is a one view here with no goals considering the Goal problems at both sides.
Though the stats scream Czech Republic but the NI squad has had a good time in recent history with better gaming in Qualifying Group in 2016 EURO, Group Stages and Knock-Out Stages. Their overall performance has a lot to say about their ability to change the game. While the goal stats too tell a different story with a history of only 3 goals being conceded in 7 matches. The goal trouble in Czech Republic Vs France match is clear indication, a punter can expect odds of 2.025 for Under 2 Goal Line.
While, the prediction for overall result between Czech Republic and Northern Ireland is speaking a tight match. You can be looking at a No-Goal draw at 13/2.
The Czech Republic Squad announcement includes re-entry of Daniel Pudil. They are now to move to a new era with retirment of their best goalkeeper Petr Cech. The other players they would miss due to retirment incldues senior slike Roman, Hubnik, midfielder Jaroslav Plasil and defenders David Limbersky.
Defenders:- Kaderabek, Suchy, Gebre Selassie, Pudil
Midfielders:- Sural, Darida, Pavelka
Forwards:- Vydra, Necid, Krejci
The squad rotation for Northern Ireland is mix of injuries and drop outs with new call outs. With Defender Craig Cathcart and Tom Flanagan missing the line-up for their injuries and Will Grigg facing a drop this time, Midfielder Matthew Lund, Defender Callum Morris and Defender Ryan McGivern have been called up .
Goalkeeper:- Michael McGovern
Defenders:- Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Craig Cathcart, Hughes
Midfielders:- Steven Davis, Oliver Norwood, Corry Evans, Jamie Ward, Stuart Dallas
Forwards:- Kyle Lafferty