Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Liechtenstein will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over San Marino when they face Gibraltar at their Rheinpark Stadion in their second group game in the UEFA Nations League. Liechtenstein are eager to retain top position in the standings, and they are seen as favourites to beat Gibraltar at home ground. The Blue-Reds are likely to go all guns blazing at Julio Ribas’ troops, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field.
Gibraltar defeated San Marino thanks to Graeme Torilla’s goal in their opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Liechtenstein. Considering that the hosts impressed in the opening match of their Nations League campaign, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in a competitive match Gibraltar defeated Liechtenstein 2-1, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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.