Luxembourg vs Moldova
UEFA Nations League
Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg.
Luxembourg’s football is in a huge expansion comparing the actual situation to the one back from a decade ago.
The Red Devils are no longer the team you’ll boost up the attacking confidence by netting five plus goals against them.
They emerged into a serious opposition capable of holding the likes of France to a goalless draw on the road in an official match. Yes, they did it in the previous qualifying term.
The Red Devils came fifth out of six teams in the World Cup qualifications. It can be regarded as success for Luc Holtz and his men given the likes of France, Sweden, Netherlands and Bulgaria finished above them.
The hosts will thus begin the new journey with the inaugural UEFA Nations League tie in high spirits aiming to grab a victory against Moldova on Saturday evening at Stade Josy Barthel.
Luxembourg vs Moldova: Head-to-head
This will be the fifth head to head encounter between the two sides.
Moldova won the first clash played back in 2013, while there were no goals at all in remaining three ties (two of which were EURO 2010 qualifiers).
Luxembourg vs Moldova: Prediction
Such H2H trend could well be ended here as we see Luxembourg as heavy favourites to pick up their maiden victory over Moldova.
Unlike the Red Devils, the visitors did not show any signs of improvements of late. They’ve ended the WC Qualification Group D at the very foot of the standings with just two points from ten games (23 goals conceded along the way).
Moving forward, Luxembourg will be even more motivated after decent displays in friendlies against Senegal (0-0) and Georgia (1-0) this spring.
Luc Holtz will be able to count on his best players Laurent Jans, Daniel da Mota and Aurelien Joachim (bagged four goals in the aforementioned qualifying campaign).
There is a massive value in backing the home win at 2.30, while we will alternatively take the hosts to keep things tight at the back at 2.37 knowing they’ve done so in three of last four friendlies.
Luxembourg vs Moldova: Bet Tips
Luxembourg to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Luxembourg to keep a clean sheet 2.30 (13/10).