The home side picked up a 1-1 draw against Portugal on Friday, a result that left them in third spot in Group F, but they are without a chance of finishing second, with the Portuguese sitting five points above them.
Northern Ireland, meanwhile, suffered their fifth defeat of this particular qualifying campaign on Friday when they lost 2-0 in Azerbaijan. They have won just once in Group F, but those three points came in a surprise 1-0 win over group leaders Russia in August.
The corresponding fixture in March ended in a 2-0 win for Israel, but Northern Ireland did pick up a 1-1 draw when the two sides met in August 2009.
Northern Ireland, meanwhile, will be without Manchester United defender Jonny Evans after his red card against Azerbaijan on Friday. His absence will open up a spot in defence for either Chris Baird or Alex Bruce.
Northern Ireland: LWLLL
Possible starting lineups
Israel: Aouate; Ben Haim, Tibi, Meshumar, Harush; Natcho, Yeini, Zahavi, Radi; Barda, Basat
Northern Ireland: Carroll; Hodson, McAuley, Cathcart, Baird; Ferguson, Norwood, Davis, Brunt; Paterson, Grigg
Sports Mole says: 2-0