EUROPE: World Cup – Qualifiers – Final (1st match)
Match start: 21:45 (GMT+1)
Having lost to Portugal during the last qualifier, Switzerland had doomed itself on difficult battle with obstinate and strong-willed national team from Northern Ireland. Rossocrociati will really experience a lot of difficulties, because, despite its obvious advantage over the rival, we can’t tell that Switzerland is a highly willed team that is capable of overcoming different circumstances. From the other hands, will Northern Ireland be able to make nervous the team of Vladimir Petković?
Michael O'Neill became a real magician for this rather modest football national team. Northern Ireland participated at Euro-2016 and was able to take the 2nd place at qualifying stage for the World Cup 2018, having won over Norway and Czech Republic. The squad of this national team has only several football players who have high status in the world of football: Evans, S. Davis, Brandt, Lafferty. The rest of the football players are unknown players who, nevertheless, can do all donkey work at the football field.
This is beautiful team that wasn’t lucky with the main opponent for the qualification stage (Portugal). Rossocrociati demonstrated perfect game during the whole qualification stage having lost first points during last round against Portuguese. This defeat brought the 2nd place to Switzerland. Despite this sick-making fact, the team of Vladimir Petković is quite confident in its skills. The squad is full of experienced and elite football players, who are able to bring football success to their nation: Rodriguez, Xhaka, Zakaria, Shaqiri, Embolo and others.
Northern Ireland had really met with very strong opponent at the stage of play-offs. More than likely, we won’t become the witnesses of the defeat but Switzerland has to gain positive result during the match in Belfast.
Our tip: Switzerland to win with handicap (0) – odds 1.56 5Dimes