The UEFA reform, which resulted in 24 European teams instead of 16 being allowed to compete at European Championships, should, above all, accommodate the smaller nations and give them the opportunity to participate in major events. This refers to countries like Albania, which exploited this immediately in 2016 and were in France. Then there are the “very small” nations and football dwarves who will never make it to a European Championship finals. Liechtenstein, San Marino or Andorra will continue to be cannon fodder for the competition. On Monday, the duel against Andorra vs Albania for the declared in the odds of the bookmakers as clear favorites to avoid leaving any unnecessary points. The opening match against Turkey on Thursday was more than unfortunate and with the 0: 2 the team, which has to make do without the resigning Italian head coach Panucci, has come under pressure.
Andorra vs Albania Football Betting Tips and Predictions
The hosts have their turn the second home game in front of the chest. After the opening defeat by Iceland (0: 2) between Andorra and Albania the prediction for the underdog is not much better. A point win would be a big surprise. Against the Icelanders, the national team from the Pyrenees has done well for a long time and has sniffed a surprise. Ultimately, however, was absent, especially the offensive power. Whether this will be great on Monday, may be doubted. Kick-off is at 20:45.
Andorra – Statistics & Current Form
The national team of Andorra is a blank slate of players that even experts say for the most part nothing. No wonder – the small country between Spain and France has only 76,000 inhabitants. Ildefons Lima is still the best-known player with 121 international appearances in which he scored eleven goals. He leads his team as captain on the court. The 39-year-old central defender brings a lot of experience and holds the quartet together. Defensively, the performance of Andorra in the last international matches was not so bad. In five of the last ten games zero has been held.
Only against Georgia (0: 3) and Kazakhstan (0: 4) there were a little higher defeats. Coach Koldo Álvarez, who has been in office since 2010, puts his protected very well on the opposing teams. Against Iceland, the underdog also did well over long stretches and held it in full. Four shots on the goal succeeded the Northern Europeans, of which finally two found their way into the net. So stood after 90 minutes 0: 2 on the scoreboard. Although there was more in it and even a point win was not completely out of reach and yet the hosts could be satisfied with the appearance. Andorra wants to get a tip against the odds for the Double Chance 1 / X against Albania this time and reward themselves for another courageous performance.
Expected formation of Andorra:
➾ Gomes – Rubio, Llovera, Lima, San Nicolas – Cervos, Vales, Rebes, Martinez – Viera, Martiniez
Last matches from Andorra:
⚽ 22.03.2019 – Andorra Vs. Iceland 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽ 19.11.2018 – Andorra Vs. Latvia 0: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 15.11.2018 – Andorra Vs. Georgia 1: 1 (Nations League)
⚽ 10/16/2018 – Kazakhstan vs. Andorra 4: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 13.10.2018 – Georgia vs Andorra 3: 0 (Nations League)
Albania – Statistics & Current Form
Albania has exciting football years behind it. After the premiere issue in 1964, the country managed to qualify for a European Championship finals in 2016 for the second time in history. The same goal is pursued by the team. Among others, World Champion France is represented in Group H, which is why the first place seems to have been taken. The main competitors for the second place are Iceland and Turkey. All the more bitter was the 0: 2 against the troupe from the Bosporus to the start on Thursday. The Albanians showed no bad performance and were the dominating team for over 90 minutes. 12: 3 shots speak a clear language. However, the guests from Turkey were more efficient this evening, which is why the team is coming under pressure. A threesome in Andorra is absolutely mandatory if the qualifying hopes are not to be buried very early. That it will be difficult to prevail against the well-known competition with the current squad was foreseeable. By the way, coach Christian Panucci announced his retirement after the break-up. The selection will be supervised on Monday by an interim duo.
Albania has made a small change after the messed-up Nations League, which ended as group last behind Scotland and Israel, and increasingly relied on the youth. One of the most experienced was and is Captain Mergim Mavraj. After his red card against Scotland in the fall, however, he was locked against Turkey and could not help with that, to prevent the defeat. The former HSV star is not the only player in the Albanian squad known in football Germany. Attacking man Amir Abrashi will also be familiar to some. The 28-year-old is under contract at SC Freiburg and has developed there in the second half of the season. Overall, there are some players who are under contract with internationally renowned clubs. Compared to Andorra, Albania has a lot more options and the odds for a away win away are far lower. The only question is whether the guests will act more forcefully this time in front of the opponent’s goal than against Turkey. A renewed odds could endanger the duty-threesome in the group underdog.
Expected formation of Albania:
➾ Berisha – Djimsiti, smajli, Veseli – Balliu, Xhaka, Abrashi, Hisaj – Memushaj, Uzuni, Balaj
Last matches of Albania:
⚽ 22.03.2019 – Albania Vs. Turkey 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽ 20.11.2018 – Albania Vs. Wales 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽ 17.11.2018 – Albania Vs. Scotland 0: 4 (Nations League)
⚽ 14.10.2018 – Israel vs. Albania 2: 0 (Nations League)
⚽ 10/10/2018 – Albania Vs. Jordan 0: 0 (friendly)
Andorra vs Albania Direct Comparison
The direct comparison between Andorra and Albania is not useful for a forecast on the upcoming game. The two nations have never met in a competitive match. There were only two friendly matches in the history, which are also some time ago. In 2002, the home team prevailed with Andorra and 2020 with Albania.
Andorra vs Albania Our Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
Between Andorra and Albania, a tip on the guests is highly recommended. The reason is actually quite simple. The Albanians have significantly more individual quality in the ranks and should be able to grab the game control on Monday quickly. Andorra, as against Iceland, will fight for every inch of grass and put everything in the balance to annoy the favorite. In the end, however, the existing footballing class of the home side is simply not enough to be able to offer more than 90 minutes. Why duel Andorra Vs. Albania’s odds are not as well distributed as in other games with football dwarves, also has a reason. Albania is a little underestimated by the bookmakers.
In the number of goals between Andorra and Albania the odds of over-selection are recommended. Although Andorra is defensively very stable and Albania had just in the last game against Turkey big problems in the conclusion, but the odds just too one-sided. A odds 2.50 for three or more goals can be envisaged with a small stake in any case. The guests have enough quality to prevail at the gate. The home side are in return not necessarily trust a own hit.
Key Facts – Andorra vs Albania tips
➾ Both teams started the qualifiers with a 0-2 defeat
➾ Especially Albania had a lot of bad luck against Turkey and actually showed a good performance, which would have to be enough against Andorra
➾ The two football nations meet for the first time in a competitive match
The Southeast Europeans have not qualified in vain for the last European Championship. With some legionaries from the European top leagues, the guests have a very powerful troupe. The 0: 2 kick-off against Turkey makes the wrong impression. Albania was the better team against Turkey, but only failed due to its own final deficit. Should the chances on Monday be used a little more consistently, then is not an away win in the way. Even two or three-hit advantage is not impossible and more likely than that Andorra will get a surprising point.
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|Prediction Today||Over 2.5 goals|
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