Northern Ireland vs Slovenia prediction, odds & betting tips 17/10/2023

Northern Ireland
17/10/23 - 19:45

Finished

0

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1

Slovenia

Northern Ireland - Slovenia

Euro 2024 Qualifying - Windsor Park

8th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Northern Ireland vs Slovenia Top Picks and Best Predictions

One of the closest-fought groups in the EURO qualifiers is Group H where Slovenia is sharing the top spot and has a chance to make a crucial stride toward the Finals with a victory in Northern Ireland.

Check out our European Championship qualifiers predictions and betting tips page for the latest picks and odds across the markets.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • The home nation lost four out of the past five matches
  • Slovenia won three games in a row
  • Northern Ireland defeated Slovenia three times in their past five encounters

Slovenia to Win

  • Serbia went over the mark three times in the last five matches
  • Montenegro covered the bet in four straight games
  • One of the three h2h encounters ended with more than two goals scored

Statistics and Current Market Fluctuations for Northern Ireland vs Slovenia prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Last Five - Northern Ireland

11/06/24

International Match International

Andorra

Andorra

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

2

W

08/06/24

International Match International

Spain

Spain

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

5

1

L

30/04/24

Others Others

Wales

Wales

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

0

D

26/03/24

International Match International

Scotland

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

0

1

W

22/03/24

International Match International

Romania

Romania

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

1

1

D

Last Five - Slovenia

01/07/24

Euro 2024 Euro

Portugal

Portugal

Slovenia

Slovenia

0 (3)

0 (0)

L

25/06/24

Euro 2024 Euro

England

England

Slovenia

Slovenia

0

0

D

20/06/24

Euro 2024 Euro

Serbia

Serbia

Slovenia

Slovenia

1

1

D

16/06/24

Euro 2024 Euro

Denmark

Denmark

Slovenia

Slovenia

1

1

D

08/06/24

International Match International

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Slovenia

Slovenia

1

1

D

This is how the bookies have settled the odds for the game:

Northern Ireland odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Slovenia odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%

According to the latest Northern Ireland vs Slovenia odds, the visiting team represents the expected winner with a probability rate of 44 percent. That margin could be higher at this stage of the competition with Northern Ireland having no chance of qualifying for the European Championship Finals. For all the current picks, predictions, and odds, feel free to visit our football betting tips today page. Here are some options for this match: The First Goal scored in the opening 15 minutes of play is valued at 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%, or you can choose an option Goals Range of 0-1 which gets your odds up to 6/4 (2.50) – 40%.

Northern Ireland vs Slovenia Lineups, Team News, and Match Information

Northern Ireland

The home nation has failed to qualify for the EUROs Finals even though there are still three rounds of matches before the end of the qualification cycle. Northern Ireland is ten points behind group leaders Slovenia and Denmark.

Predicted lineup: Hazard, Evans, Lewis, Ballard, Hume, Charles, Thompson, McNair, Smyth, Magennis, Taylor.

Slovenia

Matjaz Kek's men have done a terrific job throughout the qualifiers and they need to hold for just a bit longer to secure only their second appearance at the European Championships. It has been 23 years since Slovenia played at the tournament for the first and only time.

Predicted lineup: Oblak, Bijol, Blazic, Karnicnik, Janza, Elsnik, Stojanovic, Cerin, Mlakar, Sesko, Sporar.

Player to Watch: Benjamin Sesko

For the first time in a while, Slovenia has a top goalscorer in its midst. Benjamin Sesko is only 20 years old and is one of the top talents in European football plying his trade for the Bundesliga outfit Leipzig. Sesko scored nine goals for his national team in 23 appearances.

Sesko joined Leipzig from its sister club Salzburg in July and is slowly making progress toward starting games more often. This season he has scored two Bundesliga goals while playing in six games with limited minutes. He scored a couple of goals in a 3-0 win over Finland this past Saturday.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland
4-1-4-1
1
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
gb
2
Trai Hume
gb
22
Eoin Toal
gb
5
Jonny Evans
gb
3
Jamal Lewis
gb
19
Shea Charles
gb
8
Paul Smyth
gb
18
Bradley Lyons
gb
15
Jordan Thompson
gb
13
Dale Taylor
gb
21
Josh Magennis
gb
Substitutes
7
Conor McMenamin
gb
10
Dion Charles
gb
4
Michael Forbes
gb
23
Luke Southwood
gb
16
Callum Marshall
gb
12
Conor Hazard
gb
6
George Saville
gb
11
Matthew Kennedy
gb
17
Paddy Lane
gb
20
Brodie Spencer
gb
9
Conor Washington
gb
14
Isaac Price
gb

Slovenia

Slovenia
4-4-2
1
Jan Oblak
si
2
Zan Karnicnik
si
4
Miha Blazic
si
6
Jaka Bijol
si
13
Erik Janza
si
20
Petar Stojanovic
si
22
Adam Gnezda Cerin
si
21
Timi Elsnik
si
15
Jan Mlakar
si
9
Andraz Sporar
si
11
Benjamin Sesko
si
Substitutes
18
Zan Celar
si
14
Jasmin Kurtic
si
10
Miha Zajc
si
7
Benjamin Verbic
si
12
Vid Belec
si
16
Martin Turk
si
3
Jure Balkovec
si
19
Luka Zahovic
si
5
Jon Gorenc-Stankovic
si
8
Sandi Lovric
si
23
Vanja Drkusic
si
17
Zan Vipotnik
si


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