Iceland U21 – Northern Ireland U21 Prediction & Picks (11.10.2018)

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Iceland U21 – Northern Ireland U21 SOCCER PICKS

Iceland U21 and Northern Ireland U21 meet, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Under-21 Championship (Qualifying Round). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to Iceland U21, which in the last 3 matches won 1 and drew 2.

Iceland U21:

The team reaches this stage of the UEFA Under-21 Championship (Qualifying Round) after having finished the group stage in the 4th position of Group 2, with 11 points won. Iceland U21 won 3, drew 2 and lost 3 of their last 8 matches for the UEFA Under-21 Championship.

Iceland comes to this match with a 2-3 defeat in the reception to Slovakia, putting an end to the three games in a row without losing in this competition: the two goals of the team were marked by Albert Gudmundsson. The Icelandic team must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the aim of using a more interior style of play, progressing in the field through short passes. On an individual level we highlight Gudmundsson, this being the best score in this phase, with 6 goals scored. The coach Eyjólfur Sverrisson can count on the usual players.

Northern Ireland U21:

The team got access to this phase of the UEFA Under 21 Championship (Qualifying Round) after the 3rd place won in Group 2, with a total of 14 points. In the last 8 UEFA U21 Championship matches, Northern Ireland U21 has won 4, tied 2 and lost 2. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 8 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 result in the 4 matches they have conceded the first goal.

Northern Ireland enter this motivated match, after a 2-1 victory in the visit to the powerful Spain: Lavery and Donnelly scored the goals that offered the three points to their team. To point out that the Irish can still reach the second position of Group 2, but do not depend only on themselves. Coach Ian Baraclough usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, with the two most advanced pieces being Holden and Smyth. For this game, the foreign coach must be able to count on all his players.


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