Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Faroe Islands will look to make amends for a heavy 4-0 loss to Turkey when they take on Luxembourg in their second group game. Faroe Islands failed to impress in their opener, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Tuesday’s clash. Keflavik attacker Patrik Johannesen is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. Luxembourg, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Lithuania.
Luxembourg are more of a team than Faroe Islands, and we predict that the visitors will take advantage of the home team’s shaky defence. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Danel Sinani, who scored a brace in the opener, while Eyuspor forward Gerson Rodrigues is pushing for a start. You should bear in mind that the two teams played out a goalless draw in their last meeting on the international stage.
Highlighted Player (Dave Turpel):
Born in Luxembourg on October 19, 1992, David Turpel is a striker who plays for F91 Dudelange. Over the years Turpel has established himself as a one of the best attackers in Luxembourg and he is likely to play an important role in Dino Toppmoller’s team in the 2018/2019 Europa League campaign.
David Turpel represents Luxembourg on the international stage and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the national team in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Turpel found the net against Macedonia, but that did not help Luxembourg avoid defeat in Skopje. He scored his second goal for the Luxemborurg national team in a friendly against Albania in June, 2017.
Luxembourg eventually won the match 2-1. His preferred foot is right, whilst his main position is centre-forward. The 188cm-tall striker has 10 caps for Luxembourg U21 team, scoring one goal in the process.
Highlighted Team (Luxembourg):
Luxembourg national football team is controlled by Luxembourg Football Federation and they play their home games at Stade Josy Barthel. Les Lions Rouges have never qualified for the finals of a major tournament, but they often make life difficult for European teams in the qualifiers.
Luxembourg defeated Macedonia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but a victory over Czech Republic in the 1996 European Championship qualifying match is considered the team’s biggest success. Les Lions Rouges play their home matches in red shirts and red shorts, while they wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels.
Jeff Strasser is both the most famous and the most capped Luxembourg player and it has to be noted that the former Bundesliga player made 98 appearances for the national team. Luxembourg recorded their biggest win against Afghanistan (6-0), in the match that was played in London in 1948. Speaking of their biggest defeat, Luxembourg were outclassed by England 9-0 on two occasions (1960, 1982).