Northern Ireland vs Austria: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Michael O'Neill's side go chasing their first win - and goals - since September as they face Franco Foda's visitors in a dead rubber at Windsor Park

With one game left of the 2018 Nations League campaign, sides across Europe are all preparing for make-or-break clashes to secure promotion, relegation or a place at the finals.

For Northern Ireland however, all they are looking for is their first point of the competition after a torrid tournament that has seen them find the net only once.

Michael O'Neill's side are already relegated from the second tier, currently four points adrift of opponents Austria in League B Group 3.

With a final chance to end the year on a high following a 0-0 draw with their neighbours Republic of Ireland, can the Green and White Army cap off a tough 2018 with victory at Windsor Park?

Game Northern Ireland v Austria
Date Sunday, November 18
Time 5:00pm GMT / 12:00pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)  .

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, and livestreamed on Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football Sky Go

Squads & Team News


Position Northern Ireland players
Goalkeepers McGovern, Carson, Peacock-Farrell, Hazard
Defenders Hughes, McAuley, Jonny Evans, Cathcart, McLaughlin, McNair, Lewis, Smith, Flanagan, Burns
Midfielders Davis, McGinn, Corry Evans, Ferguson, Dallas, Saville, Jones, Whyte, Thompson
Forwards Lafferty, Magennis, Boyce, Smyth, Vassell

Michael O'Neill only has one injury absentee with Jamie Ward having returned to his club following a dead leg sustained against Republic of Ireland.

38-year-old Gareth McAuley could be in line for an appearance though, having made his Rangers debut earlier this month after starting the season without a club.

Potential Northern Ireland XI:  Peacock-Farrell; Smith, Cathcart, Jonny Evans, Lewis; Davis, Whyte, Corry Evans, Saville, Dallas; Boyce.

Position Austria players
Goalkeepers Lindner, Strebinger, Stankovic
Defenders Dragovic, Alaba, Hinteregger, Lainer, Wimmer, Ulmer
Midfielders Baumgartlinger, Ilsanker, Schopf, Lazaro, Kainz, Schaub, Zulj, Schlager, Hierlander, Goiginger, Laimer
Forwards Arnautovic, Janko, Gregoritsch

Austria coach Franco Foda finds his side in limbo in Group B3, his team unable to either be promoted or relegated following their draw with group winners Bosnia and Herzegovina.

However, like O'Neill, he will want to end on a high note if possible and will likely field a side similar to the one that turned out on Thursday, though Marko Arnautovic will need a late fitness check.

Potential Austria XI:  Lindner; Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba; Baumgartlinger, Zulj; Lazaro, Kainz, Schopf; Arnautovic.


Betting & Match Odds


Austria are the favourites to take the victory at 6/4, according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 11/5. Northern Ireland, meanwhile, are priced the same at 11/5.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


Jonny Evans Northern Ireland 2018

The grass hasn't been quite as green as it once was for Northern Ireland over the past 12 months for Michael O'Neill's side.

Having been poised to reach their first World Cup since 1986 last year, a contreversial penalty call against Switzerland saw them head out in the qualifying play-offs 1-0 on aggregate.

Since then, the Green and White Army have only mustered two wins across all competitions, against South Korea and Israel in friendlies, and have already been relgated from their Nations League group with a game to play.

They have failed to score since September too, held goalless on the road across their last three encounters, most recently a 0-0 draw on Thursday with Republic of Ireland.

Now however, they return to Belfast looking to end 2018 with an overdue return to winning ways, but must do so against an Austria side who defeated them 1-0 just over a month ago.

Franco Foda's side were handed victory by Marko Arnautovic that day but the West Ham United star may be forced to sit out his side's trip to Windsor Park as he faces a late fitness call.

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O'Neill, meanwhile, may include defender Gareth McAuley in his side after the Rangers man made his debut earlier this month for the Glasgow club.

The 38-year-old started the season without a contract after West Brom let him go following relegation from the Premier League.

Whether he plays or not, his country could certainly do with a win - particularly ahead of next year's qualification campaign for Euro 2020, with the draw to be made next month.

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