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MATCH PREVIEW – Northern Ireland vs Norway

Northern Ireland host Norway which is a must win for the home side

Written by Bertel Østergaard. March 26, 2017

Northern Ireland have a good chance to qualify for their second major tournament. Nortern Ireland also played the Euro 2016 in France and would likely make it for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The clash between the two sides will be a very tight game.

Michael O’Neill and Northern Ireland sits second with 7 point in group C. Their defense looks really solid as the team kept three cleans in four matches. The only defeat came in round 3 against the group leaders from Germany.

Norway’s story is completely different. Lars Lagerback’s men have conceded seven goals so far in this campaign. Norway have no more than a single goal in their three defeats to Germany, Azerbaijan and Czech Republic.

The clash between the two sides will take places this evening with kick off at 20:45 CET at the Windsor Park in Belfast.

Northern Ireland (probably): McGovern; McLaughlin, McAuley, Evans, Brunt; Evans, Davis, Norwood, Dallas; Lafferty, Magennis

Norway (probably): Jarstein; Elabdellaoui, Hovland, Forren, Aleesami; Skjelbred, Johansen, Tettey, Berget, Henriksen; King