After a Cristiano Ronaldo hatrick sunk Michael O'Neill's men on Friday, our tipster is backing the Green and White army to bounce back with a win
Michael O'Neill's men have improved over their last few qualifying matches despite that loss to Portugal last week, even though they lead 2-1 with just over 20 minutes to go.
That performance followed up their surprise victory against Russia back in August, where a Martin Paterson goal gave them a 1-0 victory at Windsor Park and Paddy Power price them as favourites tonight despite being away at 11/10 (2.10).
Luxembourg have only managed three points from their seven qualifying matches so far this campaign. Russia were the last team to beat them convincingly, running out 4-1 winners last Friday.
This followed two draws against Azerbaijan, with their other point coming in a 1-1 draw away to Northern Ireland in September 2012. Paddy Power price them at 13/5 (3.60) to take all three points. The same firm price the draw at 9/4 (3.25).
Despite their loss against Portugal, Northern Ireland have looked like a very solid outfit over their last few games. With value tough to find in this international in the goals market, backing O'Neill's men to win outright seems like a good bet with Paddy Power at 11/10 (2.10).
Luxembourg have struggled at home in this qualifying campaign, losing to Portugal and heavily to Israel so a small stake on Northern Ireland could be the most sensible option.
|Northern Ireland to win for a 1pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power
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