Northern Ireland faces San Marino in Belfast in a match from Group H of the Euro 2024 qualifications. Let’s preview it in these accurate soccer predictions for weekend games.
Northern Ireland are not in a very good position in this group – they have won just three points in six games. This puts them on 5th place in the standings. Now they will try to achieve their second win in the group.
Five losses in the last five matches – that’s Northern Ireland’s record at the moment. That’s certainly not acceptable because they have some potential to do better. The manager Martin O’Neill is trying to find the formula to revive the team, but so far it’s not working the way he wants.
In their last match the Green and White Army faced Kazakhstan away from home, but suffered a 0-1 defeat in Astana.
What could O’Neill try now? Maybe give a shot to players like Thompson, Smyth, Jones and Magennis to start. Dion Charles is also an option for Northern Ireland’s line-up against San Marino – arguably the weakest team in the group.
Northern Ireland have a great opportunity to record a second win in this group. The problem is that they already killed their chances to progress after five consecutive losses.
Nobody is surprised that San Marino have 0 points in the matches played so far. The truth is nobody expected something more from them. That’s their usual performance during every cycle of qualification.
In their last game San Marino faced Slovenia at home and lost by 0-4. So far they have scored 0 goals in their matches and conceded 21.
That’s our accurate soccer predictions for weekend games for the European qualification between Northern Ireland and San Marino. Nobody doubts that Northern Ireland will win this game. The only question is this – how many goals are they going to score?