Northern Eire will host Kosovo at Windsor Park on Saturday evening in one other spherical of their UEFA Nations League group stage marketing campaign.
The Norn Iron have didn’t impress within the Nations League up to now. Nonetheless, they got here from behind to choose up a 2-2 draw in opposition to Cyprus of their final sport, with former Manchester United duo Paddy McNair and Jonny Evans getting on the scoresheet within the remaining 20 minutes of the sport.
Northern Eire sit rock-bottom of their group with simply two factors picked up up to now and can now be seeking to earn their first win of the event this weekend.
Kosovo have had blended leads to the continental showpiece and have alternated between wins and losses. They had been overwhelmed 2-0 by group leaders Greece of their final sport, conceding two second-half targets in an total underwhelming show.
The guests sit second within the group standings with six factors from 4 video games. Failure to win this weekend will finish their promotion hopes.
Northern Eire vs Kosovo Head-to-Head
Saturday’s sport will mark simply the second assembly between Northern Eire and Kosovo.
The primary-ever matchup between the 2 nations got here within the reverse assembly again in June, which the guests received 3-2 through a Vedat Muriqi brace with a Zymer Bytyqi strike sandwiched in between.
Northern Eire Type Information (UEFA Nations League): D-L-D-L
Kosovo Type Information (UEFA Nations League): L-W-L-W
Northern Eire vs Kosovo Staff Information
Sunderland’s Daniel Ballard is presently injured, therefore his absence from the squad. Crystal Palace U21 defender Kofi Balmer is the one uncapped participant within the facet and can hope to make his worldwide debut this month.
Injured: Daniel Ballard
Mërgim Vojvoda and Lille winger Edon Zhegrova are each out with accidents and won’t function for the guests this weekend. Lirim R. Kastrati is out with a suspension and has been excluded from the squad.
Injured: Mërgim Vojvoda, Edon Zhegrova
Suspended: Lirim R. Kastrati
Northern Eire vs Kosovo Predicted XI
Northern Eire Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK); Ciaron Brown, Jonny Evans, Paddy McNair, Conor Bradley; Steven Davis, Corry Evans; Conor McMenamin, Shea Charles, Shayne Lavery; Kyle Lafferty
Kosovo Predicted XI (4-3-3): Arijanet Muric (GK); Donat Rrudhani, Mirlind Kryeziu, Amir Rrahmani, Fidan Aliti; Toni Domgjoni, Florent Hadergjonaj; Milot Rashica, Florent Muslija, Zymer Bytyqi; Vedat Muriqi
Northern Eire vs Kosovo Prediction
The Norn Iron are on a five-game winless run throughout all competitions, failing to attain any targets in three of these matches. They’re winless of their final 4 video games on dwelling soil and will battle right here.
Kosovo have misplaced two of their final three video games after going undefeated of their earlier 4 throughout all competitions. They’re in significantly better kind than their weekend opponents and may come out on prime right here.
Prediction: Northern Eire 1-0 Kosovo