Our football match prediction:
Kybunpark will host Thursday’s football match between Switzerland and Andorra. The Rossocrociati look unstoppable at the moment and they will be looking to keep their 100% record in Group B intact when they face the minnows in St. Gallen. Switzerland have been impressive at the back in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and you should know that they are after their fifth clean sheet of the process. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka found the net in a 2-0 win over Faroe Islands in June and he will be the man to watch in the home team. Andorra, on the other hand, did remarkably well to beat Hungary in their last qualifying match and they are surely high on confidence ahead of the trip to Switzerland. However, seeing that Vladimir Petkovic’s men have been impressive in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Johan Djourou):
Johan Djorou is a former Arsenal defender who plays for Hamburg in Bundesliga. Djorou was born on 18 January, 1987 and he started his youth career at Etoile Carouge. On 1 August, 2003 he joined Arsenal and he made his first senior start for the Gunners in a 3-1 win over Everton in the League cup. Djourou made 86 league appearances for Arsenal, scoring only one goal for the capital club. After spending several seasons on loan at Birmingham City, Hannover and Hamburg, he signed a permanent deal with die Rothosen in April 2014. The Swiss defender played 13 games for Hamburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. Speaking of his international career, Djourou, who was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, decided to represent Switzerland on the international stage and he made his debut for the Rossocrociati on 1 March 2006, against Scotland. Djorou represented Switzerland at Euro 2016, but he had been left out of the Switzerland 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.
Highlighted Team (Andorra):
Andorra national football team played their first official game in 1996, with the team suffering a 6-1 loss to Estonia. The Tricolours have been participating in both European Championship qualifiers and World Cup qualifiers since 2000, but they have yet to make it to the finals of the major tournament. Andorra have established themselves as a cannon fodder for their rivals, but it has to be noted that they did well to beat Macedonia in the 2006 World Cup qualifier (1-0). The Andorrans play their home games at Estadio Nacional in Andorra la Vella and you should bear in mind that they suffered their biggest defeat in an official match on June 4, 2005 when they were outclassed by Czech Republic in Liberec. Speaking of their biggest win, the minnows recorded a 2-0 victory over Belarus in a friendly game in Aixovall. The likes of Ildefons Lima and Oscar Sonejee are the most notable footballers who represented Andorra on the international stage.