Our prediction for this Nations League match:
There will be fireworks when Switzerland and Germany face each other in the Nations League derby. Switzerland kicked off their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 loss to Ukraine, and, no doubt, they are eager to grab something from Sunday’s football match. Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri remains on the sidelines with injury, and, in his absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka.
Germany, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to beat Spain in their opener, with La Roja saving one point in the 5th minute of the stoppage time. Joachim Low’s men aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, and given Switzerland’s anything but good display in the 2-1 loss to Ukraine, away win should be considered. Chelsea summer signing Timo Werner is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Granit Xhaka):
Granit Xhaka is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented central midfielders at the moment and he is on the radar of quite a few high-profile sides. Just two seasons at FC Basel proved enough to attract interest from Borussia M’gladbach, who secured his signature in the summer of 2012.
The Switzerland international had a slow start to his career in Germany, causing many pundits to start doubting his credentials, but he eventually turn things around to show he is more than capable of playing at the highest level. Acting as a deep-lying playmaker, Xhaka impressed fans and pundits alike with his performances in Bundesliga and European competitions, and he even managed to score a couple of important goals in the process.
Despite his fragile age, the highly regarded footballer has been a key member of the Switzerland national team for quite some time now, scoring 6 goals in his first 40 caps to establish himself as a real leader of the Rossocrociati. The 2014 World Cup, where he scored one goal in four starts, should prove just the first of many major tournaments to come.