Defeated at the weekend by France, Albania came out of the calculation regarding the qualifiers in the final group H tournament, even if they would prevail in this game, with 3rd place, Iceland.
Despite registering almost as many shots at goal as their foes, Albania went on to lose by a narrow 1-0 scoreline when the two teams last met on Icelandic soil in the qualifiers. The hosts huffed and puffed in vain as the visitors were able to do just enough to ensure that they took all of the spoils for themselves.The home team will be coming into the clash on Tuesday after a 1-4 defeat in France, which made it 2 wins and 3 losses from 5 games so far in the qualifiers. Although the Albanians will be able to breathe a lot easier this week, it is worth mentioning that Iceland are no easy side to push past.Meantime, Iceland are coming on the back of a sublime 3-0 win against Moldova, a result that keep them on 12 points at top alongside France and Turkey. Their lone defeat so far was against the reigning World Cup Champions, a solid reason for bookies to consider them as favorites to start the affairs in Elbasan Arena.
⚽️Albania vs Iceland Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously locked horn with each other five times, the last of which saw Iceland win with a 1-0 scorecard.
- Albania’s only win in their previous five meetings was a 1-0 victory way back in 1991.
- Two of their last five clashes have seen over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- None of their previous encounters have ended in a tie.
It occupies the 4th position in the Group H standings, having 6 points, being 6 points out of the first 3 places. He managed to make points only with the last 2, Andorra and Moldova, defeating both, with 3: 0 and 2: 0 respectively.It comes after the defeat of “Saint-Denis”, with France, score 4: 1, a match in which he managed to score only in the extensions, from a shot from 11 meters, transformed by Akhisarspor’s attacker, Sokol Cikalleshi.
He is strong in books for ranking on the first 2 positions in this group H, being on equal points with the first 2 ranked, France and Turkey. He lost only one game in this group, the one with France, also played in Paris, score 4: 0, a game in which he was dominated by the opponent.But he has 3 wins in a row in this group, wins with Albania, Turkey and Moldova. Sigthorsson, Bjarnason and Bodvarsson scored the goals in the weekend victory with Moldova, the game won with a score of 3: 0.
In the match in Iceland, from this qualifying campaign, the Icelanders won with a score of 1: 0, thanks to a goal scored by Gudmundsson in the 22nd minute.
⚽What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
- Last result: 1-4 vs France
- Shape: L W L W L
The situation in Group H of the Euro 2020 preliminaries begins to take shape as to who is likely to take a place in the final tournament. While nationals such as France, Turkey and Iceland each collected 12 points each, Albania, Moldova and Andorra can no longer make any claims.We’ll see which national in the first three will have the strongest nerves and which will be the first to get tangled. Each of the main favorites has easy meetings scheduled for Tuesday, but as football has accustomed us for many years, nothing is certain.While France will play on its own field with Andorra, and England will visit the national team from Kosovo, Albania and Iceland will meet at 9:45 pm at Elbasan Arena.Albania, which lost last week in Hexagon, must gather its powers in front of its supporters and do more than just act with Iceland. But it will not be easy, especially since they even lost the match on Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik by 0-1.In the last five disputes on its own ground, Albania has only scored in the ones it has won, a 2-0 with Moldova and a 1-0 with Wales in a friendly match. Turkey and Scotland defeated it 2-0 and 4-0, and the game with Jordan was a white draw until the end.
- Last result: 3-0 vs Moldova
- Shape: W W W L W
Iceland, which is fighting a bayonet with France and Turkey, comes after three consecutive home wins. But the last move left a bitter taste, but in front of a caliber opponent, France, who crushed it 4-0.Even with such a defeat, the Icelanders have not given up and are with real chances, hoping in the wrong step of their opponents.
⚽ News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
▪️Albania was defeated by the group’s top favorites: France, Iceland and Turkey.
▪️Sokol Cikalleshi is the most efficient striker, with two successes (vs. France and Moldova) in this phase.
▪️The Albanians have scored in only 4 matches in the last 10 played on their own field.
▪️6 defeats and one draw recorded in the last 10 matches played at home.
▪️In the last C.E., Albania finished in third place, with a place more than Romania, which was the leader of the group. France, a finalist and host, and Switzerland also belonged to the same group.
▪️The Icelanders went to the quarterfinals, after passing the English, but were beaten by the French, who defeated them 5-2.
▪️Iceland leads with 4 wins in all direct meetings. No draw and two victories in the Albanian camp.
▪️The Icelanders have only one victory in the last 10 trips, and that one on the Andorran field.
▪️In 5 of the last 10 trips they managed to score. Also in this period, France and Switzerland applied their worst defeats, with 4-0 and 6-0 respectively.
▪️Sigurdsson and Bjarnason each have two goals scored in this group, in which the Icelandic goalkeeper is 8-5.
▪️Icelanders have four group wins so far, with Andorra, Albania, Turkey and Moldova.
Football Prediction of the Day Albania vs Iceland
Home advantage alone is not going to cut it for Edoardo Reja’s men as it hardly needs reminding that their opening day defeat against Turkey came in the comforts of their home.Furthermore, Albania have not been able to get the better of this opponent in their last three battles in a row and have lost by a one-goal margin in each of those games.On the other hand, the visitors have been showing real promise in their Euro campaign and are breathing down Turkey’s neck for a possible ticket to the next round.Taking into account that the Vikings have just one loss from their last two outings as well, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Iceland at the end of the ninety minutes.Three of their previous five clashes with each other have been low scoring ones featuring under 2.5 goals on the charts.Considering that their most recent match-up with each other also saw just one goal on the scoreboards, expect Iceland to get the job done with a goal or two at the most.
Bet Tips: Under 2.5 goals