The match finally goes ahead after being postponed twice in March due to heavy snow in Belfast.
A win for Russia will see Fabio Capello's side overtake Portugal at the top of Group F, while the Irish are looking for their first win of the campaign near the foot of the table.
Northern Ireland: LDDDDL
Northern Ireland: Carroll; Lafferty, McAuley, Evans, Ferguson; Hughes, Clingan, S Davis, Brunt; McGinn, Paterson
Russia: Akinfeev; Anyukov, Ignashevich, Berezutskiy; Kombarov, Denisov, Shirokov, Bystrov, Faizulin; Zhirkov; Kerzhakov
Sports Mole says: 0-2