Luxembourg vs Lithuania Match Info
Date: Friday March 22 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City
Luxembourg vs Lithuania Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
August 14 2013: Luxembourg 2-1 Lithuania
August 12 2009: Luxembourg 0-1 Lithuania
Luxembourg vs Lithuania Stats
- Luxembourg have lost only two of their last nine home matches
- They have won four of their latest seven games
- Lithuania have lost 10 of their last 11 matches
Luxembourg vs Lithuania Match Preview
Luxembourg are in a much better place international football-wise than Lithuania just now and are backed to begin their European Championship qualifying campaign with a victory.
Some countries that used to be cannon fodder for the big guns are now progressing on the international stage and Luxembourg are a prime example, with Iceland having shown in the last few years just what the former minnows can do when they get everything in place.
The stats above illustrate how Luxembourg have come on. They competed in the bottom tier of the new UEFA Nations League this season and chased home Belarus in their four-team group, enjoying some emphatic victories against makeweights Moldova and San Marino.
Contrast that with Lithuania’s campaign. They were in the division above Luxembourg and proved to be out of their depth, finding it all too much for them as they lost all six games against Serbia, Montenegro and Romania to end up being emphatically relegated.
Since then, they have appointed a new manager in Valdas Urbonas, who will be relying on the team’s captain, Dinamo Moscow striker Fedor Cernych, to score the goals that can revive Lithuania’s fortunes.
Conversely, Luc Holtz has been in charge of Luxembourg since 2010. He has an emerging talent in young Serbia-born midfielder Daniel Sinani, who helped Dudelange become the first team from Luxembourg to reach the Europa League group stage this season.
Being in amongst Portugal, Ukraine and Serbia in this group, neither of these teams is likely to advance to next summer’s tournament but Luxembourg are fancied to claim an opening win.
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Luxembourg vs Lithuania Betting Tips
Luxembourg to win @ 11/8 with William Hill
Both teams to score @ 21/20 with William Hill