Luxembourg vs Belarus
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg).
Luxembourg have an opportunity to secure the top spot finish in Group 2 and earn the automatic promotion to the League C football next term. The Red Lions are one of the most pleasant surprises of the competition as they actually took advantage of a chance to play weaker sides in this new concept from UEFA.
The head coach Luc Holtz did well to significantly improve his team’s defensive record of late. The Red Lions allowed only one goal in four group stage matches so far. They bagged ten at the other end and sit at the top of the table with a single point cushion on the second-placed Belarus ahead of Thursday’s tie at Stade Josy Barthel.
The hosts will, however, need a win here given they have a much tougher last round fixture against Moldova whereas the White Wings are playing the rock-bottomed San Marino in the other match of the last round.
Luxembourg vs Belarus: Head-to-head
Belarus lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into their 12th encounter with the Red Lions.
They came on top 1-0 when teams met a month ago in Minsk. Lokeren’s forward Anton Saroka made the difference netting the only goal of the game back then.
It is interesting to mention that just one of eleven head to head meetings saw more than two goals scored.
Luxembourg vs Belarus: Prediction
We definitely expect a very tight contest with few goal-scoring chances at both ends. The Under 2.5 goals FT is an enormous banker given both the H2H trend and the importance of the match itself.
Belarus are actually yet to concede a goal this term in Nations League meaning these two sides have allowed one goal combined in four games so far. Braver tipsters can feel free to try with a goalless draw at the odds of 7.00, while you can also shoot for the draw at 3.10.
Luxembourg vs Belarus: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
0-0 Correct Score @ 7.00 (6/1).