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Northern Ireland vs USA prediction, betting odds & free tips (28/03/2021)

One of the most common resources for betting tips is a look to the head-to-head record. That’s not possible as these two lock horns for the first time ever. How does that impact things? Check out our Northern Ireland vs USA match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Our top free tips for Northern Ireland vs USA

Northern Ireland were their own worst enemy against Italy last time out whilst the USA train rolls on. What does that mean for our predictions? Here are our top tips.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

USA to win to nil

The USA are somewhat of a steam train at the moment with most sides they face being swept aside by what is threatening to be a really good group of players. Despite banging goals in for fun, they don’t give much away either. In their last 10 they’ve shipped just six goals. That’s not good for a Northern Ireland side that has scored just seven in 10. Those factors combined explains our prediction for the USA to win whilst keeping their clean sheet intact.

USA to win 2-0

Making tips linked to correct score lines is always a bit more of a gamble than some other match predictions. Even so, a 2-0 USA victory looks like a good shout. Why? Well, for one thing, the last time the States failed to score north of two was when they played Wales in the UK in November. More informative though is the fact a few of their usual starters will be heading back to their clubs before Sunday’s game; Josh Sargent and Gio Reyna are two notable names. Throw in the fact Ian Baraclough’s men are no pushovers with just seven goals against in their last five and repeats of the fours, sixes and sevens the US have hit lately look hugely unlikely; they’ll surely still win though.

Sebastian Lletget to score anytime

We already know the USA are far from goal shy. LA Galaxy man Lletget has an eye for goal from midfield too. This prediction is certainly not a banker but Lletget bagged six in 18 in the MLS last year and his brace against Jamaica took his USA haul to a similar tally; that’s six in 19 to be precise. It also means he’s scored four in his last four internationals. We wouldn’t bet against him making it five.

All of the Stats and Odds for Northern Ireland vs USA

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Northern Ireland
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USA
March 28, 2021
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Northern Ireland vs USA

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28/03/21
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1 - 2
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4 - 1
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Northern Ireland vs USA Preview: Northern Ireland to lose again

Northern Ireland

Baraclough set his side up with a back five in their 2-0 defeat to Italy. Despite the conservative approach, it was defensive errors that cost them both goals. That’s something the manager will not want to see a repeat of when they face the USA. He’s also called on his men to be ‘more brave’. That’s an acceptable message to send but with a blatant lack of quality in the middle of the park, it’s an approach might suit their opponents. They’ll need to bring their defensive A-game to leave with anything but defeat.

USA

We’ve probably touched on the main team news from the USA camp; that’s Reyna and Sargent being missing from the squad. It gives others an opportunity to play though and Jordan Siebatcheu is one to keep a close eye on. He’s on loan at Young Boys and has 13 goals to his name this season; he made his debut on Thursday with a short cameo and could get the nod for his first start. There is also still the likes of Christian Pulisic who will no doubt be a thorn in the side of NI’s back line.

Frequently Asked Questions – Northern Ireland vs USA

Northern Ireland vs USA prediction

  • Who is the favourite? USA is the favourite.
  • When is the kick-off time? The match is scheduled for Sunday, March 28th, 5.05 pm GMT.
  • Where is the game being played? The game will be played at the Windsor Park, Northern Ireland.