Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma) will host Thursday’s Nations League match between Moldova and Kosovo. Moldova struggled in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, with the team suffering nine defeats, while recording only one win in Group H, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in their UEFA Nations League opener. Seeing that the game will be played on neutral location in Italy, home win should not be considered.
The Kosovars, on the other hand, will use upcoming Nations League matches to prepare in the best way possible for the European Championship playoffs. A man to watch in the away team will be Bundesliga star Milot Rashica, who scored 8 goals in the German top flight last term. Anyhow, Kosovo are more of a team than Moldova, and anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. The two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Veaceslav Posmac):
Veaceslav Posmac is a Moldavian footballer who was born in Chisinau on November 7, 1990. The right-footed defender currently plays for Sheriff Tiraspol as a centre-back, but he started his senior career at Stantul Gheorghe. It has to be noted that he played for his home-town club Dacia Chisinau from 2012 to 2017.
Veaceslav Posmac made his Sheriff debut on July 9, 2017 in a 5-0 win over Zaria and he did remarkably well to score on his debut. The 188-cm tall defender plays for Moldova as well and he made his debut for the national team in a 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan on June 14, 2013.
Veaceslav Posmac scored his first ever goal for Moldova on January 15, 2014in a 2-1 loss to Norway. The Moldavian defender is very good in the air and despite the fact that his main position is centre-back he often scores goals after set-pieces. Veaceslav Posmac wears No. 90 on his shirt.
Highlighted Team (Kosovo):
Despite the fact that a number of countries have yet to recognize Kosovo, they have been participating in the World Cup qualifiers September 5, 2016. Kosovo did well to hold Finland to a 1-1 draw in their opener, but they were outclassed by Croatia (0-6) in their second group game.
Albert Bunjaki’s men have slim chances of qualifying for the showpiece tournament in Russia, but, no doubt, they will use qualifying matches to gain a much-needed experience. Kosovo recorded their biggest win over Monaco on April 22, 2006, but they were not a member of FIFA back then. The Kosovo national football team played their first ever international friendly against Haiti in March 2014 and the match ended in a goalless draw.
Kosovo footballers wear blue shirts and black shorts when playing at home, while they play in yellow shirts and yellow shorts when facing their rivals on the road. Albert Bunjaku, who played for the likes of Nurnberg and Kaiserslautern in the past, is the team’s most notable player.