Andorra vs Albania
Euro 2020 Qualification
Date: Monday, 25 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadi Nacional (Andorra la Vella).
Albania have an imperative to claim the spoils in Monday’s tie against the weakest team in Group H if they are to keep any hopes of challenging the second place at the end of the campaign alive. They had a dreadful run in the first edition of UEFA Nations League finishing at the very foot of the League C group with just three pints from four games against the likes of Israel and Scotland.
The Eagles scored only one goal in these four matches conceding as many as eight at the same time at the other end. They did fix the impression and slightly boost up their confidence with a 1-0 victory in a friendly against Bale-less Wales in November last year. Given the names of Iceland, France and Turkey are in this group, it’s hard to expect Albanians progressing, but they simply need to claim maximum points in matches against Moldova and Andorra to keep the slimmest chance of making it count.
Andorra vs Albania: Head-to-head
It’s been nine years since these two last battled it each other.
Albania clinched a narrow 1-0 victory back then.
They also took on each other twice within the range of two years back in early 2000s when teams snatched a win apiece in friendlies.
None of three H2H games saw goals scored at both ends.
Andorra vs Albania: Prediction
Much like Albania, Andorra were also struggling badly for creativity in the final third in their Nations League run. They produced only two goals in six outings against Georgia, Kazakhstan and Latvia to finish rock-bottom of the group.
Nonetheless, we have to mention Andorra’s fine set of defensive displays on the home patch in the previous edition of World Cup Qualifications. Tricolours did not concede two or more goals in any of five home outings in the group even though they’ve faced the likes of Switzerland, Portugal and Hungary in the process. They even managed to stun Hungary 1-0 along the way.
Knowing about Albanian attacking struggles of late, we have to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at 1.70 odds here.
Andorra vs Albania: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
BTTS – NO @ 1.44 (4/9).