Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
Gibraltar and Greece face each other at Estadio Algarve in a David-vs-Goliath clash. Gibraltar did well to beat Liechtenstein and Andorra in their last warm-up games, but they will have a mountain to climb in Friday’s EURO 2024 qualifier. Anyhow, we are positive that the outsiders will adopt a defence-minded approach in their Group B opener.
Greece, meanwhile, are desperate to book their place at the next year’s showpiece tournament, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. As previously mentioned, David faces Goliath in Faro, meaning that anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. New Atlanta United signing Giorgos Giakoumakis has received a call-up, but a man to watch in the away team will be AZ Alkmaar top scorer Vangelis Pavlidis, who has netted 11 goals in the Eredivisie so far this term.
Highlighted Team (Gibraltar):
Gibraltar played their first unofficial match against Jersey in the 1993 Island Games. The Gibraltarians suffered a 2-1 loss to Jersey, but they did well to hold Slovakia to a goalless draw in their first official international match. Gibraltar participated in the 2016 World Cup qualifiers and they were drawn in Group D alongside Germany, Poland, Georgia, Republic of Ireland and Scotland.
They failed to impress on their debut in the World Cup qualifiers and it has to be noted that the minnows suffered a loss in each of their ten group games (goal difference 2:56). Gibraltar recorded their first ever win against Malta on April 6, 2014 and that is considered the team’s biggest success.
Danny Higginbotham, who played for the likes of Manchester United, Southampton, Sunderland, Stoke City and Sheffield United during his professional career, has three caps for Gibraltar national football team and he is considered the greatest player who whore Gibraltar shirt. The Gibraltarians play their home games at Estadio Algarve, speaking of qualifying matches.