Luxembourg vs Lithuania Prediction & Match Preview

Luxembourg vs Lithuania
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Friday, 22nd March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel (Luxembourg).

Chances for qualification for both these teams are extremely rare, with Portugal and Ukraine also vying for the same two qualification spots. Also, from next season onwards both ply their trade in the bottom-most League D of UEFA Nations League.

Lithuania had a chance to continue with their efforts in League C but had to give up their dreams after six losses in a row in the tournament, which saw the team recording just three goals in response to a mammoth 16 in return.

Luxembourg, meanwhile, though included in the League D, put on some impressive displays. They were unlucky not to get promoted. The team finished second in the group, just below Belarus, and had scored the most number of goals out of the four teams in their Group 2.

Luxembourg vs Lithuania Head-to-head (h2h)

  • These teams have locked horns only twice in the last 20 years.
  • Both were home games for Luxembourg.
  • The most recent win went for Luxembourg, with a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Lithuania has never scored more than one goal in an h2h tie.

Luxembourg vs Lithuania Prediction

The home advantage will definitely be the biggest deciding factor in the outcome of this tie. Luxembourg had a great campaign in the just-concluded Nations League, where they managed to score the most number of goals, and finished runner-up in the group. They were denied promotion only due to the presence of Belarus in their midst.

Also, Lithuania lost their last six games in a row, and eight of the last nine. The team also had just two wins in the last 20 matches and two wins in their previous 26 games on the road. They also conceded two or more goals in their last five fixtures in a row.

Luxembourg, meanwhile, won three of their last four home ties and was unbeaten in nine of their last 11 matches at home. Fearing the presence of Portugal and Ukraine in the group, the hosts should understand the magnitude of this game, and will go in for the kill.

Luxembourg vs Lithuania Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Luxembourg or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Luxembourg to Score the First Goal @ 1.83 (5/6).