Northern Ireland have managed some memorable victories at Windsor Park over the years, most memorably when they beat Spain in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, although Nigel Worthington’s team were unable to recreate the magic on Friday night against a Serbia.
The 1-0 defeat means that the Serbians are in pole position to finish second behind Italy, although Worthington insists that a play-off place is still within reach and a win in Tallinn could haul the team back into the reckoning, especially as Slovenia and Serbia have to face Italy soon.
The visitors are 2/1 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to win this match against an Estonia team who also have a chance of grabbing a play-off place after taking ten points from their eight matches.
The Estonians pulled off a surprise 2-1 win in Ljubljana to beat Slovenia on Friday night and they will fancy their chances of another victory at Le Coq Arena with the bookmakers making them slight favourites to claim three points.
Tarmo Rüütli’s team are 6/4 (William Hill – £25 free betting) to win the game a month before travelling to Windsor Park, with Ats Purje and Konstantin Vassiljev likely to be a threat in the midfield area.
David Healy will attempt to continue his amazing scoring record for his country, something that he has rarely been able to replicate at a club level and he can be backed at 7/1 to score the first goal of the game.