Georgia vs Luxembourg Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
19 March 2024, 17:16

In one of the most intriguing matches of the qualification playoffs, Georgia will host Luxembourg. Several years ago, this match would have been considered as one of the least interesting, but both teams have developed into very versatile teams recently. In addition to their sporadic bright performances in the qualification stages of World Cup or Euro, teams showed their best in UEFA Nations League. Georgia and Luxembourg have never met in official matches, having played only two friendlies - in 2012 Georgia won 2-1, and in 2018 Luxembourg was victorious with a score 1-0.

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Georgia did not shine on the group stage of the qualification having finished fourth, leaving behind only Cyprus with 0 points. At the same time, the qualification group was not among the easiest, with a clear favourite in the face of Spain, and Scotland and Norway fighting for the second spot. Georgia got 8 points in 8 matches, and the magic of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia did not make the day for Georgians. Despite this, the team managed to get to this stage through winning the UEFA Nations League group, where Georgia looked way more confident than its opponents. Willy Sagnol brings his best squad with intention of getting to the finals of the playoff, including Kvaratskhelia, Giorgi Chakvetadze and Giorgi Mamardashvili.

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In the recent decade, Luxembourg has transformed from being an European outsider to one of the most interesting middleweights in most of the European national championships. In the UEFA Nations League, the team finished second, with Turkiye having only a 2 points advantage. The group stage of the Euro qualification was also a success for the small country, getting third place with 17 points in 10 games. The only viable setback during the group stage was crushing defeat to Portugal, with two matches ended with a total score of 15-0. Aside from this, Luxembourg had 5 wins, two draws, and one more loss to Slovakia. One of the main advantages of the team is its adaptability, which allows Luc Holtz to adjust tactics to a certain opponent. This is also possible due to the fact that most of the squad plays in various leagues, from Germany to Russia, giving flexibility to the team. At the same time, one of the main problems for Luxembourg is its psychological fragility, which cost a lot of points during the group stage.

Betting Tips for Georgia vs Luxembourg

Draw at Least in One Half - Yes

Both of the teams seem to balance each other in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. While Luxembourg looks more cohesive in general, Georgia has such a trump card as Kvaratskhelia who can decide the fate of the match alone. In general, this match can be seen as a battle between two equal teams and while the draw is quite possible after 90 minutes, at least one half will end with a draw. Unibet gives 1.50 for this Georgia vs Luxembourg prediction.

Both Teams to Score

The teams have clear problems with defence - Georgia conceded 18 goals in 8 matches, while Luxembourg conceded 19 in 10 games during the group stage. At the same time, both Georgia and Luxembourg have classy players in attack, which allow them to create chances in front of their opponents’ net. Despite the importance of the match, the teams will not be eager to barricade themselves in defensive positions. Georgia vs Luxembourg odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 2.20.

Total Corners Under 8.5

Both Georgia and Luxembourg do not prefer to abuse flanks, as the teams emphasise the combinations through the centre. This resulted in low corners statistics - Georgia had only 2 average corners during the group stage, while Luxembourg numbers were not way higher - 3.6 average corners. Given these statistics, this match also will not probably be rich in corners. Unibet gives 1.95 for this Georgia vs Luxembourg tip.

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