Albania vs Turkey Prediction & Match Preview

Albania vs Turkey
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Friday, 22nd March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Loro-Boriçi Stadium (Shkodër).

Both these teams failed to impress in the recent Nations League tournament. While Turkey was relegated from League B to League C, Albania managed to scrape through due to their groups having just three teams and the team that finishes last not being directly affected by relegation.

Goals have been extremely scarce to come for these squads, and so have been the case for their h2h ties. In fact, Albania recorded just three goals in their last nine matches combined, and Turkey not a single one in their last four.

Moreover, current world champion France is in the same group, and one of the two available qualifying spots is as good as gone.

Albania vs Turkey Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last six games had under 2.5 goals.
  • Five of the last seven had just one team on the scorecard.
  • The last two home games for Albania had two goals or fewer.
  • Only one of the last three Albanian home h2h ties had both teams on the scoresheet.

Albania vs Turkey Prediction

Either group is extremely demotivated, and their recent performances are the reason as well as evidence for the claim. Their frontlines have just not been clicking, and it cost Turkey a place in the League B of the Nations League, while Albania finished last in their group.

The h2h ties between these teams also paint a clear picture of their inability to freely score goals. Five of the last six games failed to have three or more goals, while five of the last seven had only one of the two teams on the scoresheet.

Going on, Turkey has not scored in their last four matches in a row, and Albania managed just three from their last nine games. Keeping in line with the trend, expect Friday’s game to be low goal-scoring in nature.

Albania vs Turkey Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).