Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football game at Vilniaus LFF stadionas pits together Lithuania and Slovakia. The Lithuanians are on a three-game losing run in all competitions and they have been struggling in front of goal in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The former Soviet republic sit in fifth place in Group F and they face an uphill task in the upcoming qualifier against Slovakia. Thanks to a 3-1 win over Malta the Slovaks extended their winning run in their qualifying group to three matches and we predict Marek Hamsik and Co. are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Saturday evening. When the two teams met in Trnava earlier in the process Slovakia rolled over Lithuania 4-0 and, taking everything into account, Jan Kozak’s men are likely to extend their winning run in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Adam Nemec is widely expected to lead the line for the visitors against Edgaras Jankauskas’ troops.
Highligted Player (Vytautas Andriuskevicius):
Vytautas Andriuskevicius is a Lithuania international who plays for Portland Timbers as a left back. Andriuskevicius started his senior career at FBK Kaunas, but he made no more than 17 league appearances for the Lithuanian club from 2007 to 2010. In 2010 he joined Polish outfit Lechia Gdansk and he spent three seasons at Stadion Energa Gdansk. After ending his spell with Lechia, Vytautas Andriuskevicius moved to Sweden, signing a deal with Djurgardens. He played 31 league games for the Iron Stoves and at the end of the 2013/2014 season he joined Cambuur. After spending two seasons in the Dutch club, the Lithuanian footballer signed for Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers on July 14, 2016. Andriuskevicius is a full back who side position is centre back and it has to be noted that he was born on October 8, 1990 in Alytus, Lithuania. The 188-cm tall defender made his Lithuania debut on August 10, 2011 in a friendly against Armenia.
Highlighted Team (Slovakia):
Slovakia only appeared on the international stage in 1993 as Czechoslovakia fell apart, and the new national team have yet to record a result worth mention. Repre have only qualified for two major tournaments so far, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2016, but the current generation definitely seem capable of improving the team’s profile in years to come. Slovakia currently have quite a few players plying their trade in some of Europe’s top sides, with Marek Hamsik, Martin Skrtel and Juraj Kucka clearly the leaders of the national team at the moment, but they do struggle in some areas and are not exactly world beaters just yet. Under Vladimir Weiss and Jan Kozak, Slovakia have become a tough not to crack, relying on rock-solid back line and swift counter-attacks, and they even gave Spain a tough time during the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Miroslav Karhan and Robert Vittek are the most capped player and top goalscorer respectively, with Robert Vittek another player worth the mention.