Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

Estonia vs Northern Ireland: Visitors to maintain momentum

Kick-off: 1700, 08/06/2019

Stadium: A Le Coq Arena

TV: Sky Sports

Northern Ireland have six points from two Euro 2020 qualifiers but must push for another win when taking on Estonia in Talinn on Saturday.

With Germany and the Netherlands rated as favourites to qualify from Group C, Michael O’Neill’s men know there are some tough tests to come in this pool.

That should inspire the visitors to chase victory and 17/20 for an away win is our initial Estonia vs Northern Ireland prediction.

A Look At Estonia’s Betting Odds

Estonia did not show much to fear when beaten 2-0 at Windsor Park in March, their only outing in this tournament to date.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell did well to deny striker Henri Anier after he had been released through on goal on 71 minutes, when the score was 1-0.

However, the keeper had been a bystander until that point, while the men in green had wasted numerous chances to turn their dominance into a commanding lead.

The Blueshirts had previously finished bottom of a Nations League C division behind Finland, Hungary and Greece.

Estonia did win 1-0 in Athens in the final round of fixtures, but were aided by an own goal and had only picked up one point in five earlier fixtures.

Former Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan is among several veteran performers missing from Martin Reim’s squad, suggesting this is a team in transition.

Looking at the Estonia vs Northern Ireland odds, we like 29/20 for the visitors to prevail to nil again.

A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds

Northern Ireland doubled their points tally when seeing off a plucky Belarus side 2-1 in Belfast, with Josh Magennis poking in an 87th-minute decider.

Jonny Evans had headed his side in front on half an hour, only for Ihar Stasevich to quickly equalise via a deflected shot.

Peacock-Farrell had to thwart substitute Pavel Nekhajchik in stoppage time, but the Irish were worthy winners, with Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones a constant threat.

O’Neill can utilise a strong spine at present, with Evans joined by golden oldies Gareth McAuley and Aaron Hughes in defence, while Steven Davis can boast 109 caps in midfield and Kyle Lafferty leads the line up front.

The 31-year-old striker has 20 international goals to his credit and will be keen to impress potential suitors ahead of an expected summer exit from Rangers.

This could be a cagey contest, but we’re sticking with an away win and 4/1 for a 1-0 scoreline is added to our Estonia vs Northern Ireland betting tips.

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Last result:

NORTHERN IRELAND 2-1 Belarus – Evans, Magennis

Gibraltar 0-1 ESTONIA – Vassiljev

Head-to-head: N Ireland 2-0 Estonia, N Ireland 1-2 Estonia, Estonia 4-1 N Ireland, N Ireland 1-0 Estonia, Estonia 0-1 N Ireland

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