Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Iceland will be aiming to make amends for a 1-0 loss to France when they take on Andorra in yet another home fixture in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The Icelanders aim to keep their hopes of qualifying for the European Championship alive and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Andorra in Monday’s football match. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Co. are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that the visitors have nothing to play for in the Laugardalsvollur clash, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
The minnows did well to beat Moldova 1-0 on Friday evening, but since they have already suffered six defeats in the process, we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed. When the two teams met in Andorra earlier in the process Iceland emerged triumphant, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Aron Gunnarsson):
Aron Gunnarsson started his youth career at Akureyri and after making 11 appearances for the senior team, he joined AZ Alkmaar in 2006. The midfielder, who was born on 22 April, 1988, was not happy at AZ as he played no more than one game for the Dutch outfit in two seasons and, as a result, he decided to leave the club on 17 June, 2008.
The Icelandic footballer signed a three-year deal with Coventry City and it has to be noted that he scored 6 goals in 123 league appearances for the English club. On 8 July, 2011, he joined Cardiff City on a free transfer and he made 45 appearances for the Welsh outfit in the 2014/2015 Championship campaign, scoring four goals for the club.
Aron Gunnarson, though, played just 28 games for the Bluebirds in the 2015/2016 season and you should have in mind that he netted two goals for the team in the league. Gunnarson represented Iceland at the Euro 2016 finals and he made his 64th appearance for the national team at the tournament in France.
Highlighted Team (Andorra):
Andorra national football team played their first official game in 1996, with the team suffering a 6-1 loss to Estonia. The Tricolours have been participating in both European Championship qualifiers and World Cup qualifiers since 2000, but they have yet to make it to the finals of the major tournament.
Andorra have established themselves as a cannon fodder for their rivals, but it has to be noted that they did well to beat Macedonia in the 2006 World Cup qualifier (1-0). The Andorrans play their home games at Estadio Nacional in Andorra la Vella and you should bear in mind that they suffered their biggest defeat in an official match on June 4, 2005 when they were outclassed by Czech Republic in Liberec.
Speaking of their biggest win, the minnows recorded a 2-0 victory over Belarus in a friendly game in Aixovall. The likes of Ildefons Lima and Oscar Sonejee are the most notable footballers who represented Andorra on the international stage.