Northern Ireland (@1.5) vs Luxembourg (@7.0)
06-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Northern Ireland will win

Northern Ireland – Luxembourg Match Prediction | 06-09-2019 14:45

Seven months later he was sent on loan to Oldham Athletic and he played 15 matches for the League One club. Two years later, on 30 January 2012, Lafferty signed contract with Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The left back made no more than one appearance for the Clarets in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and, as a result, he decided to join Rotherham United on a one-month loan in March, 2015. Nonetheless, he returned to Burnley in 2016.

Can they warm-up for those defining clashes by securing a win in this friendly? They currently lead the group with 12 points, as they look to pip one of those two giants to a place at the Euros next summer. The hosts will meet Germany and Holland a combined four times across the next two months, as they play their final four games of their qualifying campaign. Despite looming clashes with two of Europes biggest nations, Northern Ireland are warming up for their crucial autumn internationals with a meeting with Luxembourg this week.

In their last meeting in a competitive match back in 2013 Luxembourg recorded a 3-2 win, meaning that the Green and White Army are hungry for revenge. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Hearts attacker Conor Washington, who found the net in a qualifier against Estonia. Luxembourg, on the other hand, are on a three-game winless run in Group B and given their poor away record in international games, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Thursdays friendly.

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A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Hearts attacker Conor Washington, who found the net in a qualifier against Estonia. In their last meeting in a competitive match back in 2013 Luxembourg recorded a 3-2 win, meaning that the Green and White Army are hungry for revenge. Luxembourg, on the other hand, are on a three-game winless run in Group B and given their poor away record in international games, we predict that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Thursdays friendly.

Luxembourg recorded their biggest win against Afghanistan (6-0), in the match that was played in London in 1948. Jeff Strasser is both the most famous and the most capped Luxembourg player and it has to be noted that the former Bundesliga player made 98 appearances for the national team. Speaking of their biggest defeat, Luxembourg were outclassed by England 9-0 on two occasions (1960, 1982).

Luxembourg are winless in four games, but they were able to claim four points from their opening four matches in qualifying. This difficult trip is going to be a test for the visitors, who head here as rank outsiders. However, they head into this clash with an awful record on the road in friendlies, winning only one of the last 14 a victory away to Malta. However, while their recent away results have been poor, they have had decent fortune going forward on the road.

We do expect them motivated to show off, though, and this should prove an exciting occasion in Belfast. Red Lions have seen a thriller 3-3 draw in a friendly against Madagascar and while theyve been proving themselves tougher to beat lately, its a long way for them to pose a serious threat in EURO or World Cup Qualifiers.

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The last three meetings between these two have finished with both teams finding the back of the net, with a total of 11 goals scored across them. Luxembourg have scored in six of their last seven away friendlies, although theyve conceded three goals or more to Belgium, Latvia, Wales and Portugal in recent non-competitive away games. That points to a high scoring record from the visitors coming into this clash, especially given their decent record against NI.

Theyve seen Ukraine beat them twice in EURO 2020 Qualifiers (1-2 at home and 1-0 in Ukraine) and just a point in Lithuania (1-1) along the way will hardly be a great confidence booster. Luxembourg have, on the other hand, struggled for such pick-me-ups and theyve seen just two draws and two losses in their respective last four outings.

However, while their recent away results have been poor, they have had decent fortune going forward on the road. However, they head into this clash with an awful record on the road in friendlies, winning only one of the last 14 a victory away to Malta. Luxembourg are winless in four games, but they were able to claim four points from their opening four matches in qualifying. This difficult trip is going to be a test for the visitors, who head here as rank outsiders.

That points to a high scoring record from the visitors coming into this clash, especially given their decent record against NI. Luxembourg have scored in six of their last seven away friendlies, although theyve conceded three goals or more to Belgium, Latvia, Wales and Portugal in recent non-competitive away games. The last three meetings between these two have finished with both teams finding the back of the net, with a total of 11 goals scored across them.

Prediction Northern Ireland - Luxembourg

After closing their UEFA Nations League campaign with away wins in Luxembourg and San Marino, Belarus have subsequently lost all three Euro 2020 qualifiers so far. Last time out, Belarus fell to a 2-0 defeat to Germany. A 4-0 defeat in the Netherlands was followed by a 2-1 loss in the reverse fixture against Northern Ireland Josh Magennis scored the late winner.