Sports Mole previews Northern Ireland's trip to Greece on Tuesday as Michael O'Neill's men bid to continue their 100% start to Euro 2016 qualification.
will attempt to continue their promising start to their Northern Ireland qualification campaign when they travel to Euro 2016 on Tuesday evening. Greece 's side have won both of their Michael O'Neill Group F fixtures thus far, with their latest victory arriving against the Faroe Islands on Saturday evening.
They next travel to Romania in November and a positive result against Greece would hand the nation serious hopes of making the European Championships for the first time.
Greece, meanwhile, have collected just one point from their first two matches, with
defeat against Romania and a draw with Finland leaving them playing catch-up at this early stage.
Greece famously won the competition in 2004, while they reached the group stages of the last tournament in 2012. It also proved to be a productive summer for the nation, who reached the last-16 stage of the World Cup.
These two countries have met on five previous occasions, with Greece winning four times to Northern Ireland's one. All three of the fixtures in Greece, meanwhile, ended in home wins.
Greece have no fresh injury concerns from their draw with Finland last time out, but both
and Kostas Mitroglou will be hopeful of partnering Giorgos Samaras in the final third. Stefanos Athanasiadis
A vastly experienced back four, meanwhile, will include the likes of
, Kostas Manolas and Vasilis Torosidis . Sokratis Papastathopoulos
Northern Ireland, meanwhile, also came through their last match without any serious injury problems. As a result, few, if any changes are expected.
will continue in attack with Kyle Lafferty, while Jamie Ward and skipper Oliver Norwood will start in midfield for the visitors. Steven Davis Recent form Greece: DWLLD Northern Ireland: DLLWW Possible starting lineups Greece: Karnezis; Torosidis, Vyntra, Papastathopoulos, Manolas; Maniatis, Tachtsidis, Samaris, Karelis; Mitroglou, Athanasiadis Northern Ireland: Carroll; Hughes, Baird, McAuley, Ferguson; McLaughlin, Davis, McGinn, Norwood; Lafferty, Ward Sports Mole says: 2-0
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