Switzerland national team will host at their home ground the national team of Northern Ireland within the second match of the qualification play-offs for the 2018 World Cup. The first match of the confrontation? Which was held on the islanders field brought the Bankers a 1:0 victory. It was a deserved victory in general, but the goal was scored from a penalty, which can hardly be called 100% definite.
The Switzerland national team considerably excels Northern Ireland by squad. The Watchmen may not have the A- list stars, but they have very smooth and well-coordinated squad, which knows, how to reach the set goals. The Swiss squad failed only once in the World Cup group tournament, losing away to the acting champions of Europe, the Portuguese. All other matches were won by the Swiss, as a result gaining more points to the asset, than most of the teams, that won their qualifying groups.
The Northern Ireland national team absolutely cannot play the positional attack, when a well-prepared team confronts it, knowing how to defend qualitatively, such team, like the Switzerland national team. After the Northern Irelanders conceded a goal to their net in the first play-off game, the squad didn’t have real moments to score the Bankers. Moreover, the future guests didn’t shoot a single time on target throughout the whole 90 minutes of the game.
Even a draw will suffice for the national team of Switzerland in the upcoming game, but the watchmen will probably play for the victory. The Swiss only won at their home ground in the group stage.
Prediction for the match: Switzerland to win