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Prediction: Northern Ireland vs Lithuania

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, World Cup 10 Nov 2021

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Prediction: Northern Ireland to win 2-0

Best Odds: 5/1

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Northern Ireland and Lithuania will face each other in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C this week. The match will be held at Windsor Park in Belfast and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time on Friday.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland have had a bad 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign and have already been eliminated. Ian Baraclough’s side are fourth in Group C with five points from six matches, nine points behind second-placed Switzerland.

Baraclough’s side’s side will head into the match against Lithuania on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Bulgaria away from home. It followed a 2-0 loss at the hands of Switzerland.

Team News:

Jonny Evans and Josh Magennis are set to start.

Lithuania

Like Northern Ireland, Lithuania have also been eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C. Valdas Ivanauskas’s side are at the foot of the group with three points from seven matches.

Ivanauskas’s side will head into the match against Northern Ireland on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Switzerland at home. It followed a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria at home.

Team News:

Arvydas Novikovas will start for Lithuania.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Northern Ireland have scored five goals in six World Cup qualifiers.
  • Lithuania have scored four goals in seven World Cup qualifiers.
  • Northern Ireland have conceded seven goals in six World Cup qualifiers.
  • Lithuania have conceded 18 goals in six World Cup qualifiers.

Conclusion

Northern Ireland are likely to win the match, as it is being played in Belfast and they have a better team.

Prediction: Northern Ireland to win 2-0

Best Odds: 5/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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