Greece vs. Northern Ireland Betting Tips: Two tips for this final group stage Nations League clash
The final League C Group 2 matchday of the Nations League campaign comes to us with an interesting twist. Following Northern Ireland’s late late win against Kosovo, any one of three teams can be relegated from the group, whilst Greece have already confirmed their promotion ahead of game six.
Greece vs Northern Ireland Tips
As mentioned, Northern Ireland were potentially on the brink of relegation last time out, but an injury time winner from Josh Magennis ended a run of five games without a win for his country, moving them into third in the table. Tuesday’s game away at Greece isn’t set to be a cracker, with neither side featuring in this winter’s World Cup, there’s not much at stake for the hosts other than personal pride, and the visitors could secure their status in the group should a result go their way between Kosovo and Cyprus.
Gus Poyet has had a positive start to life as Greece manager, winning five of his seven games in charge since taking over in January. This positive reaction means that Greece top Group 2 with 12 points, having an unassailable six point lead over Kosovo. Celtic star Georgios Giakoumakis will look to return to the starting lineup, after being suspended for their game against Cyprus.
As ever, we’ve previewed the game, and picked out two tips that we like the look of.
Starting off with our first bet for the game, we’re looking at Greece to win and both teams not to score. This bet has landed in each of Greece’s four wins in the Nations League so far, with the anomaly having been their 1-0 loss to Cyprus last time out, incidentally being their only goal conceded in the campaign.
Northern Ireland have shown their goal threat at times, but lost their reverse game to Greece 1-0 at home, and with there being a lot more nerves for them in this game, I’m expecting the home side to have control and keep things simple.
Next up, we’re looking at Anastasios Bakasetas to score anytime on Tuesday. Apart from having a really difficult name to continuously type out, Bakasetas opened the scoring in each of Greece’s first three Nations League fixtures this year. The Greek captain has scored five of his eight international goals within the last year of football, and will expect chances against the Northern Irish side.
Another reason for high hopes for Bakasetas is his good club form heading into this international break, having been directly involved in eight goals in his 11 games for Trabzonspor.
Best of luck if you’re following these bets, and please gamble responsibly.
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