Greece v Northern Ireland Betting Preview

Date: 14th October, 2014
Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki, Athens, Greece
Kick off time: 19:45 hrs BST

Game week three of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers is coming your way, where the group F leaders Northern Ireland will be traveling to Greece. The host side are currently placed on fifth place in the table and are faced with a difficult challenge on Tuesday.

Greece form: D-L-D-W-D

Greece are coming into this match after having a dreadful start to their campaign in the qualifiers. The 2004 champions are going through a rough patch, which is simply not in line with their performance over the previous versions of the tournament. They began their bid to qualify on a losing note, losing to Romania 0-
1, in their own backyard.

The next match was also along the similar lines, but this time they were able to secure a draw against Finland with 1-1. The last time Greece won a match was in the World Cup, against Cote d’Ivoire with 2-1.

Northern Ireland form: W-W-L-L-D

Looking to qualify for the first time, Northern Ireland have certainly started off on the right note. After enduring two consecutive defeats against Chile and Uruguay earlier this year, they have managed to put it all behind for the qualifiers.

They were the away side for their first match against Hungary, whom they defeated 2-1. In their second match, they welcomed Faroe Islands, and here also they won with 2-0 and found themselves on top of the table.

Key Players

Greece: Giorgos Samaras

Although he has remained silent for the tournament so far, Samaras can certainly prove to be a deadly player who can cause serious damage. This will be the player for whom the defenders will look out for.

Northern Ireland: Kyle Lafferty

Having scored in all the matches so far in the event, Lafferty is a player who is proving his worth to the team. He scored the winning goal for his nation against Hungary and will certainly look to continue his incredible performance here as well.

Betting Advice

The two sides have met on two occasions in the past and Greece have managed to emerge victorious in both of them. However, momentum could put Northern Ireland on the top and they while they start at 7.0 with bet365, there will be more inclination to bet on a drawn game, which is 4.0 with bet365.

Expect a low-scoring game and with BetVictor offering 1.65 for less than 2.5 goals.