Our football match prediction:
David faces Goliath at Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. France take on Luxembourg in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and les Tricolores are determined to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over Netherlands. Didier Deschamps’ men aim to clinch top position in Group A and we predict that the experienced tactician is going to field the best possible side against Luxembourg. Luc Holtz’s men did well to beat Belarus at home in their last qualifier, but considering that they were outclassed by Netherlands (0-5) in their last away match in the process, there is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed. Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar scored a brace in the 4-0 win over Netherlands, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Les Tricolores have been impressive on home soil in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and, taking everything into account, we predict that they are going to roll over Luxembourg in Sunday’s football match at Stadium Municipal.
Highlighted Player (Lloris):
Hugo Lloris is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world of football. The French international was born on 26 December, 1986 and he began his senior career at Nice in 2002. After spending six years with les Aiglons, Hugo Lloris signed a contract with fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2008. The 29-year-old goalkeeper made 146 appearances for the French giants, but in 2012 he moved to London. Tottenham Hotspur completed the deal for the impressive shot-stopper on 31 August, 2012 for a fee of €10 million and €5 million variable and, no doubt, he made a right decision when he decided to join the White Hart Lane outfit. Speaking of his individual awards, Hugo Lloris was named Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year on three occasions (2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2011/2012). The 188-cm-tall goalkeeper earned his 82nd cap for the French national team in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal. However, Eder’s goal spoiled the party of les Tricolores at Stade de France.
Highlighted Team (Luxembourg):
Luxembourg national football team is controlled by Luxembourg Football Federation and they play their home games at Stade Josy Barthel. Les Lions Rouges have never qualified for the finals of a major tournament, but they often make life difficult for European teams in the qualifiers. Luxembourg defeated Macedonia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but a victory over Czech Republic in the 1996 European Championship qualifying match is considered the team’s biggest success. Les Lions Rouges play their home matches in red shirts and red shorts, while they wear white jerseys and white shorts when playing on the travels. Jeff Strasser is both the most famous and the most capped Luxembourg player and it has to be noted that the former Bundesliga player made 98 appearances for the national team. Luxembourg recorded their biggest win against Afghanistan (6-0), in the match that was played in London in 1948. Speaking of their biggest defeat, Luxembourg were outclassed by England 9-0 on two occasions (1960, 1982).