Albania vs Lithuania
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 7 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Air Albania Stadium (Tirana).
There is a big mismatch on paper when Albania host Lithuania for the second match of the UEFA Nations League Group C encounter.
The hosts bagged a solid 2-0 win at Belarus on matchday 1, while the visitors lost their home fixture by the same margin to Kazakhstan.
Albania had a poor 2018 campaign where they managed only 1 win from 4 group games and lost twice to Scotland and once to Israel without troubling the scoring. But this year’s grouping look favourable to them, considering they have impressed in last year’s European qualifiers. The three teams grouped along are all going through rough patches and this group is theirs to win.
Albania vs Lithuania Head-to-head
Last meeting came in friendly in 2013 and Albania run rout with a 4-1 win.
Lithuania have previous won a friendly by 2-1 margin back in 2003.
Their only competitive meeting was in 1992-93 World Cup qualifying campaign. Either teams won their respective home game, Albania 3-1 and Lithuania 1-0.
Albania vs Lithuania Prediction
As I suggested earlier, this is Albania’s group to win as they are much stronger than any other team in the group.
Lithuania is a team that rarely wins and they managed just 1 win from their last 24 competitive group stage appearances, this includes the recent World Cup and Euro qualifiers and 2018 UEFA Nations League. And they rarely drew games. Truth to be told, they shouldn’t be in the group C.
Without doing any complicated analysis, we can confidently back Albania to bag a comprehensive win here and I must call it as banker’s banker of the day.
For better odds, I suggest going for the Asian Handicap -1.5 while correct score lovers can back the ft scoreline 2-0 for juicy 5.75 odds.
Albania vs Lithuania Betting Tips
Safe pick: Albania to win @ 1.44 odd
Value Bet: Albania -1.5 AH @ 2.30 odd.
Correct Score: 2-0 Home Team @ 5.75 odd.