Ian Baraclough’s side are desperate for a win that would likely save them from being relegated to Group D.
Jonny Evans’ late equalizer saved a point against Cyprus in their last outing in June, but there were boos for the manager as a winless streak in this competition stretched to 14 games.
Northern Ireland go into their last two games on points with bottom-placed Cypriots, while Kosovo are second but six points behind Group C2 leaders Greece.
Baraclough has also had the unwelcome distraction surrounding Kyle Lafferty, who has been dropped from the squad while the Kilmarnock club squad investigate a social media video in which the player is accused of making an alleged bigoted remark . The striker with 89 caps is also struggling with a back problem.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch today’s game live.
Where to watch Northern Ireland vs Kosovo
TV channel: Today’s game will be shown live on Premier Sports 1, with coverage starting at 4.30pm BST, ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s trip to face Scotland in Glasgow. Kick-off is at 5 p.m.
Direct: Those with a Premier Sports subscription can also watch the action unfold live online via the Premier Player.