Moldova vs Andorra, Saturday’s match for the qualifying round, Group H, for the EURO 2020 Qualifiers, at the Stadionul Zimbru (Chisinau).
Moldova is coming from three consecutive defeats and will aim to end this series of negative results when they host Andorra at Stadionul Zimbru.
This formation is eager to win its first victory in this competition and will have more chances than ever before for this. Moldovan coach Alexandru Spiridon should take a more offensive stance and warn his players not to be complacent.
Moldova want to win this game in Chisinau, and the winner of the game will probably determine who will be in fifth place (the penultimate) in the group, since I do not see myself able to compete with teams like France, Turkey, Iceland or even Albania.
Moldova is currently last in the standings because of the difference of goals, having conceded eight goals in the two defeats against France and Turkey. The Moldovans had a very reasonable participation in the Nations League, where they won nine points in six games (group with Belarus, Luxembourg and San Marino). Alexandru Epureanu, Petru Racu, Alexandru Dedov and Andrei Cojocari were excluded from the call for this match.
Andorra also failed to make any point in this qualification for the Euro 2020, nor even scored any goal. Since the visitors have not been able to find the net, and in their last ten meetings they have only scored twice, I see that in this game they will also feel some difficulties to do so.
They also have not won in the last ten games, which is why I’m predicting they will hardly leave here with a positive result.
However, Andorra are not as weak team as it used to be, they have drawn four consecutive home matches this season but continue to fight for decent results when they play away. Although they have improved defensively, scoring goals remains the big problem for them.
It is unlikely to be an exciting match, but Moldova is expected to have an offensive stance and win this match.