Having recorded a narrow 2-1 victory at Windsor Park in the reverse encounter, they are priced at 17/10 (2.70) with William Hill to make it four wins from four here.
The White Wings have only won one of their last 14 World Cup and European qualification matches, but can be backed at 7/4 (2.75) to collect their first points of this campaign by coming out on top, or 21/10 (3.10) to grind out a draw.
BATE goalkeeper Denis Scherbitskiy was forced to withdraw from the squad prior to Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Germany due to injury, and will also miss out here.
Conor Washington and Josh Magennis will be pushing for a place in the starting off the line-up after both coming off the bench to score in Saturday’s win in Estonia.
Trailing 1-0 heading into the final 15 minutes in Estonia on Saturday, the Green and White Army were forced to show plenty of persistence once again in order to claim a vital win.
Indeed, four of their six goals in the group stages so far have come in the last quarter of an hour – including an 87th-minute winner in the reverse fixture against Igor Kriushenko’s team.
What’s more, the trend for late drama goes back further than this qualification campaign, with seven of their most recent nine fixtures featuring goals in the final 20 minutes.
With this in mind, odds of 6/4 (2.50) certainly look tempting on a goal being scored from the 76th minute onwards for Northern Ireland’s fourth game in five.