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Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

4:00 AM EDT 10/15/18
Edin Dzeko Bosnia
Michael O'Neill's side need to start picking up points to avoid relegation from their UEFA Nations League group

Northern Ireland travel to face Bosnia-Herzegovina in their third UEFA Nations League fixture on Monday.

The Northern Irish desperately need a win if they are to stave off relegation from their group, having lost both of their first two games.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, however, are in fine form and have lost just once this calendar year. 

Michael O'Neill's side were the better team when they hosted these opponents in the reverse fixture, but a lack of cutting edge saw them lose the game 2-1. 

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on either ESPN+ for English language commentary or Univision Deportes for Spanish-speaking viewers.

US TV channel Online stream
N/A ESPN+/Univision Deportes

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. The game can also be followed live on Goal here .

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Football Sky Go

Squads & Team News

Position Bosnia-Herzegovina squad
Goalkeepers Begovic, Sehic, Kjosevski
Defenders Vranjes, Sunjic, Zukanovic, Todorovic, Civic, Nastic
Midfielders Pjanic, Visca, Besic, Duljevic, Cimirot, Saric, Zakaric, Prcic, Krunic, Milosevic
Forwards Dzeko, Kodro, Bajic

BB Erzurumspor goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic continues to be preferred in goal to Bournemouth shot-stopper Asmir Begovic by head coach Robert Prosinecki, who has no significant injuries to contend with.

Potential Bosnia-Herzegovina XI: Sehic; Civic, Zukanovic, Sunjic, Todorovic; Saric, Pjanic, Besic; Duljevic, Dzeko, Visca

Position Northern Ireland squad
Goalkeepers McGovern, Carson, Peacock-Farrell
Defenders Hughes, J. Evans, Cathcart, McLaughlin, McNair, Lewis, Smith, Flanagan
Midfielders Davis, Norwood, C. Evans, Ferguson, Dallas, Saville, Jones, Whyte
Forwards Magennis, Boyce, Vassell

Michael O'Neill faces a striker shortage, with Will Grigg ruled out due to a hamstring problem, while Liam Boyce is also an injury doubt and Kyle Lafferty already having being forced to withdraw from the squad. 

Potential Northern Ireland XI: Peacock-Farrell; Lewis, J. Evans, Cathcart, McNair; Saville, Norwood, Davis; Ferguson, Magennis, Dallas

Betting & Match Odds

Bosnia-Herzegovina are favourites to win the match according to bet365 , who price them at 4/7. Northern Ireland are considered a 6/1 bet to win away from home and a draw is available at 5/2.

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Match Preview

Northern Ireland are yet to register a point in the UEFA Nations League after losing 2-1 and 1-0 to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Austria, respectively. 

If they fail to beat Robert Prosinecki's men, they will need Austria to lose to the same opponents before beating them at home if they are to stave off relegation. 

Bosnia, however, can put themselves into a strong position with a win, which would end Northern Ireland's already slim hopes of winning the group and leave Austria needing maximum points from their remaining games in order to leapfrog them. 

Edin Dzeko scored the winner against Austria and provided an assist against Northern Ireland in the reverse fixture, and whether or not he is able to produce in the final third is likely to determine the result of this match.