First Goalscorer Betting Tips For Northern Ireland vs Hungary

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Author: Paul Reece

Tags: Football EURO 2016 Free Bets

Published: 10:49 06/09/2015

Northern Ireland can book their place at Euro 2016 with victory over Hungary on Monday night (kick-off 7.45pm) 

Michael O'Neill's side battled their way to a 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands on Friday and are now just 90 minutes away from their first major finals since the 1986 World Cup.

The atmosphere at Windsor Park on Monday night should be electric, and with that in mind, the first goalscorer market will no doubt be a popular bet amongst punters

Goalscorer Second Chance

Kyle Lafferty may be facing an uncertain future at Norwich City but the former Rangers forward has enjoyed a superb qualifying campaign for the Northern Irish.

The 27-year-old, who netted just one goal in 18 appearances for the Canaries last season, has been netted six of his sides 11 goals in Group F.

Lafferty is just four goals behind David Healy's record of 13 European Championship goals for Northern Ireland and he could close the gap even further against Hungary. 

The former Palermo and Sion attacker netted the 88th minute winner last September as O'Neil's side kicked-off their campaign with their first away in four years, beating Hungary 2-1. 

Defender Gareth McCauley has also proved himself to be a goalscoring threat in qualifying with three goals in seven appearances. 

The visitors, meanwhile, have struggled in front of goal. Bernd Storck's side have netted just five goals in seven games so far and managed just two shots on target against Romania on Friday. They are, however, unbeaten in their three away games so far in qualifying, winning two and drawing one. 

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