Looking for an instant return to the top flight Hamburg have certainly gone about their business in the right fashion and can maintain their lead at the top of the Bundesliga 2 table with victory over 9th placed Paderborn at the Volsparkstadion
The Republic of Ireland had gone seven games without a win before beating Gibraltar away 1-0 on Saturday. That record isn't quite as bad as it seems because they had drawn four of those games. Earlier in the season, they finished bottom of their Nations League group and were relegated to League C. That bad performance won't help them if they need to rely on the play-offs to qualify for Euro 2020. Ireland had also failed to score in their four games played before the trip to Gibraltar but three of their last five matches have ended goalless. Home form has seen them win one of their last five games and fail to score in the last three. Each of their last six games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Georgia didn't trouble the scorers in their opening Euro 2020 fixture as they lost 2-0 at home to Switzerland. That's compared to the 12 goals they scored as they won their Nations League group and won promotion to League C. They were only up against Latvia, Andorra and Kazakhstan and this is tougher Five of their last six away games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Their Euro qualifying record has never resulted in them reaching the final and only one of their last 15 away games have been won and that was against Gibraltar, Go for Ireland to win a low-scoring game.
After failing to reach the 2018 World Cup finals and the semi-finals of the Nations League, Italy dare not miss out on qualifying for Euro 2020. They got their campaign off to a good start with a win over Finland on Saturday evening. This home match against Liechtenstein is another ideal opportunity to get three points but tougher games against Greece, Bosna and Herzegovina lie ahead later in the group. Italy came second behind Portugal in the Nations League but four games only saw them score twice and concede twice. Italy haven't been scoring too many goals of late but as long as they qualify for the finals, they probably won't care how many they score. Liechtenstein finished bottom of their League D group earlier in the season. They trailed behind Macedonia, Armenia and Gibraltar and lost all three of their away games against the lower-ranked opposition. Liechtenstein have only won two of their last 30 games with victories over Iraq and Gibraltar. Only one of their last 17 away games have ended in a victory and in Euro qualifiers, 29 away games has seen them with just one win in Moldova and one goal in the last eight. Their last two games against Italy have both been lost by an aggregate score of 9-0. Saturday saw them open their Euro qualifying campaign with a home loss to Greece.