Albania vs Jordan
Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Elbasan Arena (Elbasan).
Jordan will visit the Balkans to face the likes of Albania and Croatia in two final tests before the AFC Asian Cup in January. The Chivalrous enjoyed a fine qualifying campaign going unbeaten in six games against Vietnam, Afghanistan and Cambodia. They topped the group with three wins and draws apiece. Can the team led by the Belgian manager Vital Borkelmans boost up the confidence ahead of the major competition with results against European opposition here?
Wednesday’s clash with Albania should provide them a much better chance of doing so given it’s hard to expect anything else but a comprehensive defeat when they come face to face with World Cup runners-up Croatia five days later.
Nevertheless, the hosts will also want a confidence-boosting result here before the trip to Israel for the fourth round tie in the UEFA Nations League campaign on Sunday.
Albania vs Jordan: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to come across each other in the past.
Albania vs Jordan: Prediction
Albania started the inaugural Nations League campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Israel on the home patch a month ago. It was Basel’s midfielder Taulant Xhaka who made the difference netting the lone goal of the affair.
However, Christian Panucci’s troops failed to back up such victory, falling 2-0 to Scotland away at Hampden Park in the second round. They will need a result away in Israel on Sunday to keep the homes of grabbing the top spot in the group alive. The Italian manager could thus likely rest some of his main players for the more important competitive clash on Sunday.
The Eagles are generally considered to be a tight defensive-minded team. They scored just two goals in last five outings. Jordan have also been struggling for goals badly recently as they will come into this having failed to find the back of the net in subsequent matches against Lebanon and Oman (friendlies).
The Under 2.5 goals FT is thus by far the best of betting options you can take for this game. The odds are set at 1.75 for such scenario.
Albania vs Jordan: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4)
Draw @ 4.20 (16/5).