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11/09/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Windsor Park V Predicted Score:1 - 1

Away Israel

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

The pair have met nine times prior, but only twice has there been over two goals scored in that time. Although we expect the net to bulge at both ends, it will most likely only be once and under 2.5 goals at 1/2 with 888sport is without one of the best football betting tips in a match where both sides are under pressure.

1/2 Under 2.5 goals
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2 We fancy:

The 1-1 scoreline is 5/1 with MansionBet. Four of the teams’ nine meetings have ended with that result, as well as three of the last four, making it an unmissable football score prediction for this game.  

5/1 Correct score of 1-1
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3 It's a long shot, but…

The first-ever result between the two sides was 3-2 in Northern Ireland’s favour back in 1968. As the game is a friendly, anything could happen and at 38/1 with 10Bet for the lightning to strike twice, it’s a price worthy of an outside bet.

38/1 Correct score of 3-2 to Northern Ireland
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One to Watch: Tomer Hemed

The Israel striker is a familiar sight in the UK, having made close to 100 league appearances for Brighton and Hove Albion since moving from Almeria in 2015.

Now on loan at Queens Park Rangers, Hemed netted on his debut this season for the Hoops and is the most experienced centre-forward in the Israel squad with 33 caps.

The 31-year-old has netted 16 goals for Israel during his time in the national squad and will be assured of a starting spot in an inexperienced side.

Hemed is one of the main reasons why both teams to score at 1/1 with Paddy Power is one of our best football predictions for this game.

1/1 Both teams to score
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Team News

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Northern Ireland's Last Six:
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Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell look set to retain his place in goal after pulling off some impressive saves against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday afternoon.

Missed opportunities cost Northern Ireland dear, so super-sub Will Grigg looks likely to get a chance in the starting line-up with boss Michael O’Neill expected to ring the changes.

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Israel's Last Six:
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Coach Andreas Herzog will bring out his big guns again in Beram Kayal and hitman Tomer Hemed as he attempts to get his first win as Israel head honcho after a disappointing defeat to Albania on Friday.

Northern Ireland vs Israel Football Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Will Northern Ireland manage to make home advantage count this time?

Northern Ireland paid a heavy price for their profligacy during their opening Nations League match against Bosnia and Herzegovina as defeat followed. However, Michael O’Neill’s side have an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and blood a new breed of Northern Irish stars against Israel. For the latter, new boss Andi Herzog got his reign off to a bad start with a 1-0 loss to Albania but will be eager to see his team earn a result against the Brtis.

Political tensions threatened the very existence of this fixture, but the battle of Windsor Park is on and today’s football prediction makes for a fiery affair you won’t want to miss.

Northern Ireland is 11/10 to win and on home soil, that price is worthy in our International friendly preview. In four home matches against Israel, the Norn Iron have only lost once, which was also the only time they had ever lost to their opponents.

Israel are 5/2 to win, and it’s hard to see that result coming off. The Blue and Whites have only won once since the middle of November 2016, and they take an out-of-sorts and inexperienced team to Windsor Park.

The draw is 23/10 and that is, without doubt, the best match-result bet in our international friendly predictions. Three of the last four results between the two have yielded draws, while five of the sides’ nine meetings to date resulted in no winner.

Israel to score last is 6/4. The away side have remarkably only scored one goal in the first half of their last nine matches, proving they only come alive in the second half, making this bet one of the best football predictions for this game.

The match to be a draw and both teams to score is 15/4. Considering that has been the result of three of the last four meetings, the likelihood of it happening again is very high indeed.

Predicted Score: Northern Ireland 1 - 1 Israel

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!