Liechtenstein and Greece meet at Rheinpark Stadion, in a match for this phase of the Qualifying Round. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 10-15-2013, in a match that ended with the final score: Greece (2-0) Liechtenstein. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 2 draws and 12 losses in away matches; against 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played for the UEFA Nations League, they tied with Armenia at home (2-2). In the last 7 home matches Liechtenstein has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 2 of its last 15 games, of these 2 came to rest in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 15 matches, only got 1 comeback in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal.
We know the fragility of the Liechtenstein team and most likely the last place in the group should be theirs, but that is based on their history, so they will try to do something different. As much as he knows about the difficulty he will face, he will try to show his best football and at least cause difficulties for the other opponents, because the idea is to always evolve. No doubt it will be very difficult to beat his current opponent, because there is a technical difference between the two, so he wants to enter the field to avoid the win. In this round the best players that are available will go to the field.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Estonia by (0-1). In the last 9 away matches for all competitions, Greece won 3, drew 2 and lost 4. In 15 matches, they only got 1 comeback in 8 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
No doubt the Greek national team is not one of the strongest in Europe, but is a frequent figure in international competitions, so doubting its potential would be risky. Of course that does not mean that you go to the European Championship, but at least you will try, because you do not want to be eliminated early. The way to thresh is easy and knows that it needs to be regular, that in the performances and in the results, because later that can make the difference. That being the case, he hopes to conquer the three points in this round, because the fewer trips he has the more he will get closer to his goals. In this round the best players that are available will go to the field.