Lithuania vs New Zealand
International – Friendlies
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: LFF Stadionas.
It has been nearly a year since Lithuania has tasted a win on international grounds. We can hope for a change in that when they face Switzerland at LFF Stadionas.
Lithuania vs New Zealand Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have not met before recently.
Lithuania vs New Zealand Prediction
If we look at the recent form of Lithuania, we can observe that the host has lost all the matches recently. Their previous win in a competitive match was in July 2018 against Sri Lanka. Ever since that win, Lithuania has not hurdled up an opponent at both home and away.
Even so, the home team has lost against playing stronger teams like Ukraine, Serbia, and Portugal recently. Their previous encounter with Portugal on the road saw the rage of Cristiano Ronaldo raining upon them in a 6-0 loss.
Cristiano was questioned about his fitness after getting substituted at Juventus in the last two clashes of the Italian club and Lithuania got his reply to the critics with a hat-trick.
Apart from that, most of the teams that they faced were in a higher position than them in the rankings. Moreover, Valdas Urbonas and men are already out of the Euro qualifiers. They are currently at 132 in the FIFA rankings.
New Zealand has been showing a better form in its fixture lately. They have managed to pick up three wins in the last ten matches. But the wins were against the Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei and India who are comparatively lesser experienced teams in international waters.
Moreover, New Zealand is in the 121st spot in the FIFA ranking of the national teams.
All Whites have managed to record two of their last three wins at matches away from home. Also, Lithuania has won the Baltic Cup championship 11 times. So, it will not be a walk in the park for the New Zealand players at LFF Stadionas.
Besides that, the Lithuanian players hold the home ground advantage in the game. Even though their achievements at home in recent times are not appreciable, we can count on the hosting team to prove otherwise in the ninety minutes. So, it is safer to go with a double chance in the game.
Since both teams have been on a good platform in scoring, we can expect the goals to be produced at both ends of the field.
Lithuania vs New Zealand Betting tips
Double chance: Lithuania or Draw.