Betting Tips for Today: Goals unlikely to flow as Northern Ireland host Austria

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Michael O'Neill's men have really struggled to make an impact in the final third of late and this Nations League clash is unlikely to be a thriller

Bosnia-Herzegovina have already sealed top spot in Nations League B Group A.

That means there's little left to play for when Northern Ireland, who are already guaranteed to finish bottom of the section, host Austria on Sunday.

Despite the lack of interest in the result, there is still plenty of value to be found in the betting markets.

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888Sport offer 9/4 (3.25) about Michael O'Neill's side getting a morale-boosting victory in Belfast. Austria are 6/5 (2.20) favourites to end their Nations League campaign on a relative high by securing a win and the draw is 47/20 (3.35).

The value though, lies in the goal markets - or rather the lack of them.

Northern Ireland played out a goalless draw against their neighbours from the Republic on Thursday night. While Sunday's hosts dominated that outing, it was the third consecutive game that they've failed to find the net and that run could well continue here.

Austria drew 0-0 on Thursday too and the recent form of both these sides suggest this game is unlikely to provide much of a highlight reel.

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With that in mind, 888Sport's quote of 10/11 (1.91) about at least one team failing to find the net in Belfast looks well worthy of support.

Overall, Northern Ireland have seen this selection land in 19 of their previous 22 matches going back to the start of the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

O'Neill's side are solid at the back, especially at home but their issues up front look unlikely to be solved any time soon. Austria won the reverse fixture 1-0 and such a score line would be enough to see this 10/11 (1.91) shot land once again.

Those seeking a bigger potential return should have a smaller play on the 0-0 score line at 17/2 (8.50). The fact that nothing is riding on this game could see it lack the usual competitive edge of a Nations League clash and given neither side are especially prolific but can hold their own in defence, a bore draw looks overpriced.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score "No" at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2.5pt stake and 0-0 Correct Score at 17/2 (8.50) for a 0.5pt stake with 888Sport

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