Albania vs Ukraine:
Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2016;
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT,
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
After ending Romania’s unbeaten run, Ukraine will Face Albania in Bergamo Italy to play their last warm up games for the preparation of Euro 2016 competition in France , they will be hoping for a win in this game as a boost before the competition whereas Albania will be hoping to continue where they left off from their last win.
Albania will come into this game on the back of a win against Qatar, they came back from a goal down to win 3-1 against Qatar, goals form Ajeti 23′, Lenjani 40′ and Sadiku 64′ ensured the win.
Albania were also victorious in the previous game against Luxembourg, they won 2-0 but they lost 2-1 in their first game of this year against Austria which is their only defeat in last 5 games, they have won 2 and drew 2
Ukraine are currently enjoying a jolly their good form, they have won 4 of their last 5 games and drew 1. They are also are on a 3 game winning streak as they were victorious against Cyprus, Wales and Romania.
Ukraine are also good in defence, they have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 5 games.
Albania: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Berisha – Cana, Agolli, Lila, Hysaj – Roshi, Abrashi, Lenjani, Kace – Sadiku, Cikalleshi
Ukraine: Predicted Line-up (4-5-1)
Pyatov – Shevchuk, Kucher, Fedetskyi, Khacheridi – Tymoshchuk, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Stepanenko, Rotan – Seleznyov
Albania vs Ukraine: Head to Head
This is the first friendly fixture between this two teams, they have played a total of 4 competitive games which are all World Cup qualifying fixtures. Their last tie was in 2005 during 2006 World Cup qualifying Campaign.
Ukraine have never lost a game against Albania, they have won 3 of their last 4 games and drawn 1.
Albania vs Ukraine: Prediction
Ukraine are the favourites in this game with their current unbeaten run and winning streak, they have a more competent team compared to the Albanian side but Albania can put up a surprise in this game as they have a good scoring form.
I expect an entertaining game from both side but I predict a win for Ukraine.
Best bet: Ukraine to Win (odds 1.92)
Risky Bet: Handicap Ukraine [-1] (odds 3.75)
*All Odds from Ladbrokes at the time of composing this article.
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