Northern Ireland and Belarus meet at Windsor Park, in a match for this phase of the qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). There is only one record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 05-27-2016, which ended with the victory of Northern Ireland by (3-0). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team comes to this second day of Group C after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against Estonia, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 6 goals scored and 11 conceded; against 9 wins and 6 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 13 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Northern Ireland won 6 and lost 4. This is a team that usually scores few times first: they only opened the scoring in 3 of their last 15 matches, of these 3 arrived to rest in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Knowing that there are high quality selections in your group, such as Germany and Holland, it will be very difficult to get a place of access for the European Championship, trying to fight, at least, with the weakest rivals, to see if you can a position that is not so bad. Inside the home it is essential that he gets his duty done and that is why he wants to beat his current rival, so he will try to play his best football so as not to risk having an eventual slip. In this round the best players that are available will go to the field.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of Group C after a defeat in its opening in this group stage, against the Netherlands, by (4-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Belarus has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Of course, the will of any team that plays the qualifiers is to go to the Euro, but that is not always possible, but Belarus will try to do their best here. He does not have a high quality squad, but at least his role wants to try to do, looking to add as many points as he can to not be one of the worst teams in the group. That being the case, he will try to surprise and the least he expects is a draw in this round. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.