Friendly match: Scotland vs Northern Ireland Betting Tip

Scotland vs Northern Ireland Betting Tip and Prediction. On Wednesday night, in the friendly match Scotland will host Northern Ireland at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Both teams will play their matches in the qualifications for EURO 2016 on Sunday, so this could be a good chance for both football national teams to better prepare for their upcoming matches.


Scotland have started very good in the qualifications and after four rounds they are standing at the 3rd position. They lost in the opening match in this group, but after that they are undefeated in their last three matches. Scotland beat Georgia and Ireland with the identical result 1-0 and took very important point away against Poland 2-2.

On Sunday they will have the easiest job when they will meet with Gibraltar, the poorest team in this qualifications with four lost matches, 21 conceded goals and zero scored goals.

Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers: C. Gordon (Celtic), D. Marshall (Cardiff City), A. McGregor (Hull City).
Defenders: C. Berra (Ipswich), C. Forsyth (Derby), G. Greer (Brighton), A. Hutton (Aston Villa), R. Martin (Norwich City), M. Reynolds (Aberdeen), A. Robertson (Hull City), S. Whittaker (Norwich City).
Midfielders: I. Anya (Watford), B. Bannan (Bolton), S. Brown (Celtic), D. Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion), J. Forrest (Celtic), S. Maloney (Chicago Fire), J. McArthur (Crystal Palace), J. Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), M. Ritchie (Bournemouth), J. Russell (Derby).
Forwards: S. Fletcher (Sunderland), S. May (Sheffield Wednesday), S. Naismith (Everton), J. Rhodes (Blackburn).

Grant Hanley (17/1 d), Phil Bardsley (13/0 d), Graham Dorrans (10/0 m), Charlie Mulgrew (16/2 m) and Ross McCormack (11/2 f) are all unavailable for this game.

Northern Ireland stand at the second position in Group F and they are on the good way to qualify in the EURO 2016. True, the number of football national teams for EURO 2016 is increased, so many football national teams will have a chance to promote directly.

After three wins in a row, Northern Ireland lost in the previous round against Romania 2-0, but despite that fact they are still standing at the position which leads directly to European championship. On Sunday they are playing very important match against Finland, so the friendly match against Scotland could be a good opportunity for them to better prepare for Finland.

Northern Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers: R. Carroll (Notts County), A. Mannus (St Johnstone), M. McGovern (Hamilton Academical).
Defenders: A. Hughes (Brighton), C. Baird (West Bromwich Albion), G. McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), J. Evans (Manchester United), C. Cathcart (Watford), C. McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town), L. McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), P. McNair (Manchester United), L. Hodson (MK Dons).
Midfielders: S. Davis (Southampton), C. Brunt (West Bromwich Albion), C. Evans (Blackburn), O. Norwood (Reading), R. McLaughlin (Liverpool), B. Reeves (MK Dons), P. McCourt (Brighton), S. Dallas (Brentford).
Forwards: K. Lafferty (Norwich City), N. McGinn (Aberdeen), J. Ward (Derby), J. Magennis (Kilmarnock), B. McKay (Wigan Athletic), W. Grigg (MK Dons).

Their top scorer Kyle Lafferty (41/12 f), Niall McGinn (34/2 f) and Corry Evans (26/1 m) are all doubtful for this match, while Ryan McGivern (23/0 d), Daniel Lafferty (10/0 d), Andy Little (9/0 f), Sammy Clingan (39/0 m), Paul Paton (1/0 m) and Shane Ferguson (18/1 d) are all unavailable.

Scotland is favorite to win this one and I believe that they will beat Northern Ireland tonight upfront their supporters. This is a friendly match, so don’t use max bet!

Scotland vs Northern Ireland Betting Tip: 1 @ 1.73 (Bet365)

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