Bet Live: N. Ireland-Russia WC 2014 QualifierPublished August 14, 2013 by OCR Editor
Northern Ireland v. Russia, 7:45 pm local time tonight.
It might have escaped football fans' attention in the mess that is the FIFA international fixture, but amongst a few friendlies including England v. Scotland and Italy v. Argentina, there is actually one official match taking place tonight - a crucial World Cup 2014 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Russia.
The match was due to be played in March but heavy snow forced officials to postpone the game. It was supposed to be played the following day, but once again snow covered the Windsor Park pitch, forcing FIFA officials to reschedule the game for August 14.
Now that the game has finally come around, the Northern Irish are even more desperate for a win. They haven't won at home in 13 matches and sit in fifth place in the six-team Group F with just three points from five games. Russia are in the box seat with 12 points from five games, just behind top-placed Portugal (14 from 7) and ahead of Israel (11 from 6).
Bet365 Sports is delivering its customers the complete set of pre-match betting on the N. Ireland-Russia qualifier. Given the respective circumstances, Russia obviously enters the game as heavy favorites to take all three points.
For those who can't access the game on TV or prefer to do their viewing over the Internet, bet365's online sportsbook will be streaming the game live to customers. This is a perfect way to complement their in-play betting service - log in during tonight's qualifier to place a live wager, with the odds updated live before your eyes as the action takes place on the pitch.