Moldava is set to play visitors in an international friendly football game with hosts Switzerland on Friday.

The hosts are believed to want to use the game to round up their Euro 2016 Finals preparations with a victory in front of their home support.

Switzerland lost to Belgium last Saturday by a 2-1 margin but the defeat is in keeping with a short-term pattern of underperformance for Vladimir Petkovic’s team, even though Belgium ranks top of the FIFA World Rankings. They have been defeated in the last three consecutive friendly matches, drawing anger from fans at their performance ahead of a major tournament. In total, they have only won two of their last eight non-competitive games, losing four.

Moldava lost their last friendly against Croatia by a 1-0 margin after Striker Andrej Kramaric sent the ball past goal keeper Ilie Cebanu. They wern't really fancied for the match, with StanJames offering high odds on a win, so they did reasonably well to keep the score down.

The former Leicester City forward used the goal to boost his chances at joining the Croatia's Euro 2016 squad set to play in France, when he converted an Ivan Perisic pass in the ninth minute.

Croatia used the game to test the strength of their squad in the absence of Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic. They will play in Group D alongside holders Spain, the Czech Republic and Turkey.

Switzerland will be willing to use the game to return to winning ways with Moldova who have lost just two of their last six friendly games. In fact, Moldova have lost 13 and won one of their last 20 matches. They are also set to be defeated having lost to Switzerland in each of their last two encounters with by a two goal margin home and away. They also finished rock bottom of their Euro 2016 qualifying group, three points short of fifth-place Lichtenstein.