Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Luxembourg play host to Belarus at Stade Josy Barthel in the UEFA Nations League on Thursday evening. Luxembourg aim to build on a routine 3-0 win over San Marino and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth victory of the process. Luc Holtz’s men have been playing above expectations in the UEFA Nations League and a victory over Belarus will see them cement top position in the standings. The Belarusians are in the race for a top position in League D Group 2 as well and there is every chance both teams will go for a win in Thursday’s football match. A lively contest is on the cards and seeing that the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, we predict that they are going to play out a draw in Luxembourg. When the two teams met in Minsk earlier in the process Belarus recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Luxembourg.
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 (Belarus):
Belarus national football team have been competing on the international stage since 1992. The Belarusians played their first match against Lithuania on July 20, 1992, but the game was not FIFA-recognized. The White Wings faced Ukraine in their first official match, with the team sharing the spoils with the fellow former Soviet republic.
Belarus have yet to qualify for a major tournament and they have slim chances of booking their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Belarusians recorded their biggest win on September 4, 2014, with the team rolling over Tajikistan 6-1 in Borisov and speaking of their biggest loss, they were hammered by Austria (0-5) on June 11, 2003.
Alexander Hleb is the most famous footballer who played for the Belarus national team and it is well known that he spent four seasons at Barcelona. Belarus play their home games at Borisov Arena and they wear white shirts and white shorts when welcoming their rivals. The colour of their away kits is black.