Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Kosovo and Faroe Islands are in the same group as Malta and Azerbaijan and this match will show us who will fight with Azerbaijan for the top spot in the group. On Match day 2 in this League of Nations, Kosovo will look for home support at the Fadil Vokrri stadium in Pristina to help them get a satisfying result. Kosovo were victorious in their only meeting so far, winning 2:0 at home in 2016. After suffering six straight defeats, Kosovo is on a run of four wins in a row including wins over Latvia and Albania. Faroe Islands have lost five games and drawn two in their last 10 fixtures. The two wins came against Andorra and Liechtenstein, which was also their last official game before this fall. Kosovo are confident right now and Faroe Islands have little in terms of talent that could maybe threaten a home win.
Highlighted Player (Bajram Jashanica):
Bajram Jashanica is a Kosovo Albanian footballer who plays for Skenderbeu Korce as a centre-back. Jashanica is a product of Hysi youth football school and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring five goals in 80 appearances for the club he moved to Albanian side Besa Kavaje in 2013.
The 190-cm tall defender, though, played only one season for Besa Kavaje and at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign he signed a deal with Skenderbeu Korce. Over the years Bajram Jashanica has established himself as a first-team regular at Skenderbeu and, no doubt, he helped the club book their place in the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages.
Speaking of his international career, Bajram Jashanica made his Kosovo debut on May 21, 2014 in a friendly game against Turkey. He came as a substitute in the 80th minute of the match, replacing Mehmet Hetemaj. Bajram Jashanica has a dual citizenship (Kosovo, Albania).
Highlighted Team (Faroe Islands):
Faroe Islands gained membership of FIFA on July 2, 1988 and they played their first official game on August 24 against Iceland. They were beaten by the Icelanders in Akranes, but two years later they recorded probably the most significant victory in the history of the national team as they defeated Austria 1-0 in Euro 1992 qualifiers.
Faroe Islands have yet to qualify for a major tournament, but they have been making progress year by year. The Landsliðið play their home games at Torsvollur and the capacity of the venue is 6.000. Faroe Islands recorded their biggest win against Gibraltar on March 1, 2014 (4-1) and they suffered their biggest defeat in 1996 when they were beaten 8-1 by Yugoslavia in front of home fans.
In the 2016 European Championship qualifiers Faroe Islands recorded a double victory over Greece, but the minnows eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in France. The likes of Frodi Benjaminsen, Oli Johannesen, Rogvi Jacobsen, Todi Jonsson and Jakup Mikkelsen are the most notable footballers who played for the Faroe Islands national team.