Lithuania vs Switzerland by MrDomez

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Lithuania
VS
Switzerland
The main European leagues are over, the UEL final is played this evening and it's time for well deserved holidays for the players. But not so fast, in comes the UEFA and schedules one more round of EURO qualifiers on the weekend of June 12/13/14. In qualifying group E this round features a matchup between Lithuania and Switzerland...

 

> Lithuania, Games 5 Points 6, 2-0-3 3:10 -7

 

To be honest I don't know that much about their individual players but I have seen their matches against Switzerland, England, Slovenia and watched highlights of the other two matches. After winning the the first two some players and fans might have started to dream but then it was back to reality through three consecutive losses without scoring a single goal. Not to sound mean or anything but their current squad is simply not good enough to fight for a spot among the best two or three teams.

 

GK, Saulius Klevinskas (FK Žalgiris), Edvinas Gertmonas (Atlantas)

 

DF, Tadas Kijanskas (Hapoel Haifa), Vytautas Andriuškevičius (Cambuur), Georgas Freidgeimas (FK Žalgiris), Egidijus Vaitkūnas (FK Žalgiris), Tomas Mikuckis (Torpedo Moscow), Linas Klimavičius (FK Trakai), Rolandas Baravykas (Atlantas)

 

MF, Saulius Mikoliūnas (Shakhtyor Salihorsk), Deividas Česnauskis (FK Trakai), Mindaugas Panka (Ironi Kiryat Shmona), Vytautas Lukša (FK Žalgiris), Mantas Kuklys (FK Žalgiris), Donatas Kazlauskas (Lechia Gdańsk), Gratas Sirgėdas (VfB Stuttgart II), Vykintas Slivka (ND Gorica)

 

FW, Deivydas Matulevičius (Pandurii Târgu Jiu), Simonas Stankevičius (Leicester City), Lukas Spalvis (AaB)

 

> Switzerland, Games 5 Points 9, 3-0-2 11:3 +8

 

The Swiss national team can be hard to predict at times, sometimes they lack motivation and sometimes everyone seems to play only for themselves. More often than they should, they struggle against weaker teams, especially when it's their job to attack and create chances.

 

They really messed up in their away game to Slovenia which they never should have lost, conceeding on an unnecessary penalty in the last few minutes after completely dominating the game but that's often what happens if you squander too many opportunities.

 

With all that said, Switzerland is still a good team with lots of skilled players. Furthermore, under new trainer Petkovic they have been playing better recently and shouldn't have many problems against a team like Lithuania.

 

Breel Embolo, the talented young forward from FC Basel, has been called up for his first competitive match and will be highly motivated to demonstrate his worth should he get the chance to play some minutes.

 

GK, Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Marwin Hitz (FC Augsburg), Yvon Mvogo (Young Boys)

 

DF, Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Johan Djourou (Hamburger SV), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys), Ricardo Rodríguez (VfL Wolfsburg), Fabian Schär (Hoffenheim), Michael Lang (Basel), Timm Klose (VfL Wolfsburg),François Moubandje (Toulouse), Silvan Widmer (Udinese)

 

MF, Gökhan İnler (Napoli), Valon Behrami (Hamburger SV), Gelson Fernandes (Rennes), Xherdan Shaqiri (Internazionale), Blerim Džemaili (Galatasaray), Granit Xhaka (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Valentin Stocker (Hertha BSC), Fabian Frei (Basel), Pajtim Kasami (Olympiacos)

 

FW, Admir Mehmedi (SC Freiburg), Haris Seferović (Eintracht Frankfurt), Josip Drmić (Bayer Leverkusen), Breel Embolo (Basel)

 

>>> Switzerland defeated Lithuania "only" 4-0 at home in a game they completely dominated from start to finish. They could have, should have scored a few more goals but hopefully they saved those for the reverse fixture. I am expecting a similar game, where Switzerland dominates possesion, creates chances and eventually scores a few goals. Lithuania will defend and hope for some chances on counter attacks. A victory with at least two goals difference is the most likely outcome IMO but because it's an away game I

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Switzerland AH-1.0 Pinnacle 1.99 7 1-2 PUSH (Stake return)
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Comments (5)
MrDomez
Last Friday, Hungary v Lithuania 4-0
Today, Malta v Lizhuania 2-0

06/09/2015 - 02:47
faib
Now odds dropped to 1.6 !
06/09/2015 - 12:12
mike
1.4 in local only
06/10/2015 - 18:11
Shibby
Looked at this myself but just not 100% I fully fancy it :( good luck though pal.
06/10/2015 - 23:12
mike
Lithuania not to score
06/14/2015 - 14:32
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