Tip Norway - Northern Ireland
As expected Northern Ireland lost at home to Germany on Thursday ending any faint hope they had of winning the group and automatically qualifying for Russia next year. They are confirmed to finish second in the group but will be keeping an eye on other results as only the top eight second-placed sides qualify for the play-offs. It looks as if they will be ok but a point in Norway should do the trick. They have won two, drawn one and lost one of their four away games in this group scoring four goals and conceding twice both scored by Germany. Three of their four away games have seen under 2.5 goals scored. Norway had an 8-0 win away at San Marino on Thursday but have only beaten the bottom two sides at home in this group but only lost two of their last eight home games. Northern Ireland tend to keep it tight away from home with only six goals in their four away games and three of those were put past San Marino. Norway don't have anything to play for and Northern Ireland can come away from this game with a draw.
Key points Norway - Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland have kept three clean sheets away from home in this group.
In nine qualifiers only Germany have been able to score against the Northern Ireland side.
Two of the last five Norway games have ended in draws.
Conclusion Norway - Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland have proved themselves better than all the sides in this group bar the mighty Germans. They can get an away draw in Norway to finish a good campaign that should get them in the play-offs.