Faroe Islands vs Northern Ireland – Worthington wants goals in Toftir
Northern Ireland can register their second victory in Group C as they emerge as potential challengers to Italy for a qualifying spot.
The point against Italy left Northern Ireland on four points and in third position in the table after just two games, and they face a Faroe Islands side that are leaking goals.
Despite Faroe Islands being the whipping boys of European qualifying, Northern Ireland cannot afford to be complacent when visiting Toftir on Tuesday.
A win would put Northern Ireland in a strong position to qualify in a group that is very open for second place providing Italy play to their ranking and finish top – Northern Ireland are 3/10 to beat Faroe Islands.
Faroe Islands are 9/1 to win at home but have won just one home European qualifier since becoming a member of FIFA in 1988, and that was against San Marino in 1995.
The two sides have met before though, the Faroe Islands managed to scrape a 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland in 1991 before being trounced 5-0 in their home leg which was played in Sweden.
In the 2008 European Championships qualifying campaign, Faroe Islands conceded 43 goals in the space of 12 games, including 2-0 and 6-0 losses to Scotland.
Northern Ireland have managed just the one goal in their opening two qualifiers, but Tuesday night’s game gives them a chance to improve their goal difference and David Healy will be looking to get on the scoresheet – he is 8/11 to score any time.
However Northern Ireland’s goal scoring has worried manager Nigel Worthington and you can get 1/1 that there will be under 2.5 goals in the game.
After keeping out the Italian attack, the Northern Ireland defence will be confident of keeping a clean sheet against the European minnows and they are 4/7 to do so.
Northern Ireland are 12/1 to top Group C. See the full Faroe Islands vs Northern Ireland betting odds market here.