Northern Ireland to edge narrow win in the Faroes

Northern Ireland to edge narrow win in the Faroes

It’s a bit hard to knock the Faroe Islands in Euro 2016 qualification. The minnows have managed to put six points on the board so far as they pulled off a shock double over Greece.

They have also been far defensively stronger than many would have expected them to have been in the group so far. Basically, they haven’t been whipped by anyone, their biggest loss a 3-1 opener against Finland. But with narrow 1-0 defeats against Hungary and going down by the same scoreline against leaders Romania, they’ve done alright.

Northern Ireland head to the Faroes in the search of a big three qualification points. They go as 8/13 favourites, but it’s not likely to be a walk in the park and it’s reasonable the way that the low scoring group has gone to expect this one to drift under 2.5 goals which is an 8/15 quote.

Goals from Kyle Lafferty and Gareth McAuley gave the Irish a 2-0 home win over the Faroes earlier in the group and with a huge game coming against Hungary next week, the Irish can’t take their eye off the ball in this one.

Likely to be a dull game, but Northern Ireland really have to push for maximum points with the qualification matches still to come. Look for a bit of class from Kyle Lafferty to send them to a 1-0 correct score win. It’s the result which will matter, not how it comes at this point.

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