Lithuania vs Northern Ireland live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifier online and on TV tonight

Everything you need to know ahead of the qualifier in Vilnius

Karl Matchett
Thursday 02 September 2021 19:35
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Northern Ireland resume their qualification campaign for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, when they face a trip to Lithuania.

Neither nation has managed to claim victory a match in the group yet, two rounds of games in, making this something of a must-win occasion if the Green and White Army have hopes of making it to the play-off spot.

That in itself is a huge task, with European champions Italy well clear at the top already and Switzerland comfortable favourites for second, but Northern Ireland at least kept themselves in contention early on by taking a draw from the home game with Bulgaria last time out, following defeat to Italy.

Lithuania lost to both the top two nations in their first games, and neither nation has yet managed to find the back of the net in qualifying.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 7:45pm (BST) on Thursday 2 September at the Vilniaus LFF Stadionas.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. Subscribers can stream the match via the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content.

Confirmed line-ups

LIT - Setkus, Baravykas, Utkus, Satkus, Slavickas, Verbickas, Megelatis, Novikovas, Cernych, Lasickas, Dubickas

NIR - Peacock-Farrell; Smith, Ballard, Cathcart, Lewis; McNair, Davis, Thompson, McCann; Washington, Lavery

Odds

Lithuania 4/1

Draw 11/4

Northern Ireland 6/7

Prediction

Both teams need to start winning if they have vague ambitions to take a top-two spot, which will be extremely difficult in any case. Cancelling each other out with a lack of attacking quality is likely. Lithuania 1-1 Northern Ireland.

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