Defeat for Northern Ireland in Greece might condemn Ian Baraclough’s facet to a spot within the relegation playouts of the Nations League.
The guests are stage on factors with Cyprus on the backside of Group C2 with one recreation left to play.
Greece are already safe in a promotion place atop the group.
Kosovo are the opposite workforce in relegation hazard – wins for Cyprus and Northern Ireland would drop the Dardanians to backside after Josh Magennis’ late winner on Saturday.
Here’s every thing it is advisable to know forward of the fixture.
When and the place is it?
Greece vs Northern Ireland is because of kick-off at 7.45pm BST on Tuesday 27 September on the Georgios Kamaras Stadium in Athens, Greece.
How can I watch it?
Viewers within the United Kingdom can watch the match stay on FreeSports, with protection attributable to start at 7.15pm BST. Subscribers can stream the sport through the Premier Player.
Georgios Giakoumakis and Petros Mantalos are again in rivalry for Gus Poyet’s Greece, with the pair having served their one-match suspensions within the defeat to Cyprus on Saturday. Teenage centre-half Konstantinos Koulieraki was an unused substitute in that recreation however might make a debut if he seems in Athens, whereas England-based full-backs Kostas Tsimikas and George Baldock might once more function on the flanks of a defensive 4.
Conor McMenamin was initially withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad attributable to an “historic social media video”, however has now travelled to Greece, although it’s unclear whether or not he shall be thought of for choice. It follows the elimination of Kyle Lafferty after Kilmarnock opened an investigation into an alleged sectarian comment made by their striker.
Jonny Evans is about to win his one centesimal cap and is a probable starter. Stuart Dallas stays Northern Ireland’s key absentee with the Leeds utility-man persevering with his restoration from a severe leg damage suffered on the finish of the final league season.
Greece XI: Vlachodimos; Baldock, Mavropanos, Hatzidiakos, Tsimikas; Mantalos, Siopis, Kourbelis; Bakasetas, Giakoumakis, Masouras
Northern Ireland XI: Peacock-Farrell; McNair, Evans, Flanagan, Lewis; Whyte, Davis, Evans, Saville, Ferguson; Magennis
Northern Ireland 16/5
There has been loads taking place off the sphere within the Northern Irish camp however Ian Baraclough shall be hoping his facet can construct on these two late objectives towards Kosovo and safe their place within the Nations League third tier. Greece 1-1 Northern Ireland