Greece vs Switzerland 24/03/18
Greece and Switzerland will face each other at the Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki in what is going to be their first meeting in five years after an uninspiring 0-0 draw in 2013. Both sides have been trying to secure their presence in Russia through the playoff, but only Switzerland have made it through after beating North Ireland 1-0 in Belfast. Greece, on the other hand, have miserably failed against Croatia in Zagreb losing by four goals to one, which totally ruined their chances ahead of the second leg in Piraeus that ended in a 0-0 draw. The Sky Blue-White proved to be a hard opponent with a solid defense especially on home soil, but the Nati will certainly have their chances considering their firepower. With Josip Drmic and Haris Seferovic in the heart of the attack, Switzerland have every right to look for at least one goal in this game.
Michael Skibbe will field his best eleven, as Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Kostas Manolas, and Kostas Mitroglou are all expected to start from the first minute. As for the visitors, the most shocking news is the absence of Stoke City forward Xherdan Shaqiri who has had a difficult time this season in the Premier League, and Valon Behrami might take his place on the left-wing.