The Irish national football team may have legitimate hopes for a ticket to the European Championship 2020. Before the last two matchdays, the “Boys in Green” lead the European Championship qualifier Group D with twelve points. However, the Irish have completed a game more than the pursuers from Denmark and Switzerland. Ireland have no play on the penultimate round and have to watch what the competition does.
Ireland vs New Zealand Soccer Betting Prediction
The men from the Green Island are likely to be overtaken in the table both by the Danes, who have a home game against Gibraltar, as well as by the Swiss, who are at home against Georgia. However, on Monday, irrespective of the other results, Ireland will be able to secure a home victory against Denmark for participation in the next European Championship finals.
Ireland uses the non-play date to warm up for the showdown against Denmark. Opponents on Thursday night in Dublin is in a friendly match the national team of New Zealand. For the “All Whites” the qualification for the World Cup 2022 is on the program from next year. The goal of the Kiwis is the third participation in a World Cup finals in the history of the Football Association.
As the 121st in the world rankings, the New Zealand national football team is a clear outsider in the friendly match. Before the match Ireland vs. New Zealand speak the odds for a home win with up to 1.29 clearly for the hosts. But we do not play a home win because of too low odds and put it in the friendly against Ireland vs. New Zealand our tip on a match with more than two goals.
Ireland – Statistics & Current Form
The Irish national football team has been able to qualify for three World Championships and three European Championships. The European Championship number four would like to play the “Boys in Green” next year. But in group D things are tight. With Ireland, Denmark and Switzerland three nations fight for two tickets. The Irish have lost their good starting position in the Group C but something.
After Matchday 4, coach Mick McCarthy’s men had ten points and five or six points ahead of Denmark and Switzerland. Since then, Ireland has only gained two points, 1-1 at home to Switzerland and a 0-0 in Georgia. In addition, there was a 0-2 defeat at the Swiss last matchday.
Especially the 0-0 in Georgia was a big disappointment. Nevertheless, the Boys in Green are still in the hands of Euro 2020. With a 1-1 draw against Denmark in Copenhagen in June, on Monday at home to Denmark Dynamite, victory for a finals ticket is enough. Then both nations would probably have 15 counters on the account, but the Irish would have won the direct comparison against the Danes.
Coach Mick McCarthy wants to use the test match on Thursday against New Zealand to give some young players a chance. For example, for the first time with Troy Parrott and Lee O’Connor two U21 national team in the squad of the senior team. The focus is clearly on the match against Denmark on Monday. The most important players should be spared and then go fresh into the showdown.
Mick McCarthy coached the Irish national team once before from 1984 to 1992. He succeeds Martin O’Neill, who led the Irish to the knockout stages of the 2016 European Championship, but did not prevent the relegation of the Irish from League B of the UEFA Nations League could. O’Neill and the Irish Football Association announced their separation in November 2018.
Basically, the Irish are home strong and lost only one of the last eight internationals in their own country. This balance speaks certainly also in the run-up to the game Ireland vs New Zealand for a prediction on the home side.
Expected lineup of Ireland:
➲ Travers – Doherty, Egan, Clark, Williams – Cullen – Browne, Byrne – Brady, Parrott, Maguire
Last matches of Ireland:
⚽️ 15.10.2019 – Switzerland vs Ireland 2: 0 (European Championship qualification)
⚽️ 12.10.2019 – Georgia vs Ireland 0: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.09.2019 – Ireland vs. Bulgaria 3: 1 (Friendlies)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Ireland vs. Switzerland 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Ireland vs. Gibraltar 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
New Zealand – Statistics & Current Form
The New Zealand national football team reached in 1982 and 2010, a World Cup finals. Both times the tournament for the “All Whites” but after the preliminary round was over again. After the Kiwis missed the World Cup tournaments in 2014 and 2018, the next major goal is of course the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The qualifying matches of the Oceanic Football Confederation (OFC) will start in the coming year. Overall, the “All Whites” have a very long international break on their laurels. The last game of the New Zealand senior team dates back to June 2018, when they beat India 2-1. After that, only a fraction of the players were in the Pacific Games 2019.
On the coaching chair of the New Zealanders, things got pretty turbulent in recent years. In February 2018, the Swiss Fritz Schmid was hired as the new national coach. But only 16 months later, the Swiss coach resigned from office on his own. After a short interim phase under the coach of the U23 national team, Des Buckingham, the Football Association has now found with Danny Hay a new national coach.
Danny Hay is himself a former international “All Whites” and completed 31 caps, including some as captain, for his country. In the test match against the Irish, the new coach makes his debut. In the squad for the friendly matches against Ireland and Lithuania are many young players and a total of seven debutants. Winston Reid (West Ham United), Chris Wood (Burnley) and Ryan Thomas (PSV Eindhoven) are among the best known players.
Also the player of the FC Bayern Munich, Sarpreet Singh, which is used so far mainly in the second team of the record champion in the third league, belongs to the Aufgebot. In foreign countries, the kiwis have not been able to tear much in recent years. In the last 14 guest test matches, there was only one victory, 2-1 in Oman. This away weakness explains some of the game Ireland vs. New Zealand the bookmakers high odds for a victory of the guests.
Expected lineup of New Zealand:
➲ Marinovic – Boxall, Reid, Smith, Tuiloma – Thomas, Singh, McGlinchey – Rojas, Wood, Mata
Last matches of New Zealand:
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – New Zealand vs New Caledonia 2: 1 (Pacific Games)
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – New Zealand vs. Papua New Guinea 2: 0 (Pacific Games)
⚽️ 12.07.2019 – Vanuatu Vs. New Zealand 0: 0 (Pacific Games)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – New Zealand vs. Samoa 5: 1 (Pacific Games)
⚽️ 08.07.2019 – Tonga Vs. New Zealand 0:13 (Pacific Games)
Ireland vs New Zealand Direct Comparison
Both nations meet for the first time on Thursday.
Ireland vs New Zealand Soccer Betting Predictions Explained
Too high expectations should not have before the test match between Ireland and New Zealand. The Irish want to save themselves for the important final on Monday against Denmark to participate in the European Championship 2020. That’s why national coach Mick McCarthy wants to send a young B-Elf to the pitch. The guests from the other end of the world, however, have just begun under the new coach with a change.
With many young talents, coach Danny Hay wants to lead the “All Whites” to Qatar in 2022. All in all, the Kiwi national team has not played any international matches for exactly 525 days. Coach Hay wants to establish an offensive and attractive style of play with his players, which also takes into account the dueling strength of the New Zealanders.
Key Facts – Ireland vs New Zealand tips
📌 The Irish are currently ranked 36th in the FIFA World Ranking List and will face the important European Championship qualifier against Denmark on Monday
📌 New Zealand is ranked number 121 on the FIFA World Ranking List and has completed its first international match in 525 days
📌 The “Boys in Green” meet for the first time on the “All Whites”
The bookmakers send the Irishmen with their B-Elf as clear favorites into the game. Since the friendly match for the Boys in Green is of no importance at all and in Ireland you only think about the game against Denmark on Monday, we let go of a tip on the outcome of the game.
Competition: Friendly Match
Prediction Today: Over 2.5 goals