Northern Ireland welcome Greece to Windsor Park in their opening Team C2 clash in 2022-23 UEFA Nations League.
Depending on the end result of Cyprus’s match towards Kosovo, victory would see Northern Ireland or Greece go leading of their team.
Northern Ireland have no refreshing injury fears to report as Jonny Evans appears to be like to get started as he proceeds to chase match time, subsequent an personal injury-hit period at Leicester.
The adhering to six gamers in the meantime are seeking for their to start with senior international caps Josh Clarke, Shea Charles, Brodie Spencer, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Charlie McCann and Conor McMenamin.
Greece have no refreshing injuries concerns to report with Leading League stars – Dimitri Giannoulis, Kostas Tsimikas, George Baldock and Christos Tzolis all named in the squad.
- This is Northern Ireland’s very first UEFA Nations League assembly from Greece.
- Northern Eire have won 3 of 6 preceding competitive meetings towards Greece in all competitions (W3, L3).
- Greece have won just a single of three earlier visits to Northern Eire across all competitions (W1, L2).
- Just a person of Northern Ireland’s 4 objectives in 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign was scored just before fifty percent-time, courtesy of Paddy McNair in sixth moment in a 5-1 property defeat to Norway.
- Greece kept cleanse sheets in two of their previous 3 away matches in UEFA Nations League.
Next a narrow reduction at dwelling to Hungary in an global friendly in March, Northern Ireland will definitely be searching for a much more polished conclude product or service for the reason that they did perform very well on the attack, although a tiny defensive dip in concentration just proved high priced.
Greece in the meantime suffered a pair of contrastable 1- outcomes in March in opposition to Romania and Montenegro yet are able of robust performances, specially when struggling with opposition roughly equivalent in quality so I be expecting them to try out and make this as complicated as they can presented their good defensive absent file.
I having said that am expecting a home acquire if Northern Ireland can tidy up their their conclude product but Greece definitely should really prove a hard opposition defensively to beat.
Prediction: Northern Eire 1- Greece