The latest from Group F with Portugal v Israel and Luxembourg Russia available to watch live streaming tonight with Bet365, who report they have televising the match through a high quality stream on their website.
Portugal are second in Group F and sit just one point behind leaders Russia with only two games left to go in the qualifying stages.
Paulo Bento’s squad is facing a bit of a problem on the back line with many of their top defenders such as Fabio Coentrao and Bruno Alves all injured and scheduled to miss the game.
Alongside that, Helder Postiga and Vieirinha are suspended for the clash meaning that Bento will be hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo will have his shooting boots on for the tie.
Israel need to win the game to keep their chances of qualification alive as they are currently third in the group but are 5 points behind Portugal with just 6 available for them to collect.
But Israel also have several of their own injury concerns to worry about too ahead of tonight’s game with Yuval
Shpungin and Rami Gershon both missing the game through injuries leaving experienced campaigner Tal Ben Haim to lead the backline.
With Russia facing a rather underwhelming Luxembourg side, Portugal will know that they will need to deliver and get 3 points to keep their automatic qualifications hopes going until Tuesday.
Northern Ireland are surprise 21/10 underdogs against Azerbaijan as Portugal look to move top with a win over a tricky Israel side.
It has not been the greatest of campaigns for Northern Ireland and the side face a potentially difficult trip away to Azerbaijan.
Northern Ireland are currently 4th in the group but are just one point ahead of Azerbaijan after notching up 6 points in their first 8 games.
Manager Michael O’Neill has not had an easy time trying to pick his side after seeing several top players miss the game through injury. Both Aaron Hughes and Josh Magennis are injured and will miss the trip to Baku over the weekend.
On top of that, Kyle Lafferty will also miss the game through suspension although the winger is likely to be back for the clash against Israel on Tuesday night.
Although Azerbaijan’s squad may seem unfamiliar, the manager won’t be as former Scotland boss Berti Vogts will know what to expect from his foes after spending several years coaching in the UK.
The Azerbaijan squad is one that has been tipped for success in the future with Vogts side having just one player over 30 in the line-up.
As these sides squabble over the minor places, Portugal will be looking to put the heat on Russia with a win over Israel in Lisbon.