Albania and Switzerland will face off against each other at Stade Bollaert-Delelis Lens on Saturday which will be the second match of the Euro 2016 competition after the Host France must have played against Romania.
Albania seems to be the easiest team to play in group A which has teams like France and Romania, they are expected to have low performance, grabbing a win from any of their opponents in group stage will be good achievement for the Albanian team but that will take more than a hard work for them to achieve that.
Switzerland are now among the best teams in Europe, rubbing shoulders with big boys, they currently ranked 15 in the latest FIFA ranking and will deem themselves lucky to be playing the group’s underdog in their first game.
Albania’s last 6 games recorded 2 draws, 2 defeats and 2 victories against Luxembourg and Qatar. They are not all that bad in performance as they have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 6 games.
Switzerland are coming into this game on the back of a 2-1 victory against Moldova, but their previous games before that have been poor. They have lost 4 of their last 6 games and won 2, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 6 games having conceded in the games and also they have conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 6 games.
Albania vs Switzerland: Predicted Line-ups
Albania (4-3-3): Berisha – Hysaj, Cana, Mavraj, Agolli – Xhaka, Kace, Abrashi – Roshi, Sadiku, Lenjani.
Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Burki – Lichtsteiner, Schar, Von Berger, Rodriguez – Behrami, Xhaka – Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Embolo – Seferovic.
Albania vs Switzerland: Head-To-Head stats
Switzerland is yet to record a loss against Albania, they have met 6 time and Switzerland have won 5 of the 6 game and drawn 1.
They have never played against each other in Euro championships before as this match will be their first, but they have played 2 Euro qualification games in 2002 and 2003 which have ended in a draw and win for Switzerland respectively.
Both teams have also played in World cup qualification games 4 times and Switzerland have been victorious in all 4 games.
Albania vs Switzerland: Prediction
Albania are the under dogs in this game despite looking to be in a good form than the Switzerland team in their recent games, but with the calibre of players in Switzerland team and their team spirit, I think the Switzerland team will be victorious in this game.
I expect the game to record at least 3 goals, and I also expect a goal from the two sides.
Exact Score Prediction: Albania 1-2 Switzerland (odds 8.00).
- Both Teams to Score (odds @ 2.36)
- Over 2.5 goals (odds 2.54)
- Switzerland win (odds 1.79)
*All Odds from bet-at-home at the time of composing this article.
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