On Friday evening, Northern Ireland make the in Serbia. tricky trip to Serbia and bookies think Nigel Worthington’s men face an uphill struggle in Belgrade. Coral quote the hosts at 8/15 to collect a maximum haul while Northern Ireland are quoted by Skybet at 7/1 to give their qualification hopes a shot in the arm by returning with all three points.
However, Worthington’s charges have made a solid start to the campaign, winning in Slovenia and grabbing a draw with Italy before earning a less impressive point away to the Faroes, so perhaps they shouldn’t be written off so readily here.
Furthermore, as a result of the trouble that marred Serbia’s game in Italy, this contest will be played behind closed doors, so some of the hosts’ home advantage – a vociferous support – doesn’t apply. Subsequently, Northern Ireland could nick a point in this one, a result rated by Totesport at 3/1.
The bold meanwhile, can take that bet a bit further by tackling Stan James’ 9/1 for it to finish goalless; Worthington’s troops will look to keep it tight and a low-scoring stalemate would undoubtedly suit.