Iceland vs Albania (By: PlayMaker)
In Group G, the qualifying stage of Euro 2020, France is too strong compared to the rest of the background is almost certain to hold a ticket for the finals. The rest will be a fierce battle between Turkey, Iceland and Albania. Currently, Iceland has played 2 matches but only 3 points, ranking 4th, on par with Albania.
Iceland started the qualifying round with a 2-0 victory over Andorra. But in the second match, they easily lost to France with the score 0-4. In the third round of the match that took place tonight, Iceland was returned to home to welcome Albania. This is a very important match for Erik Hamren and his players.
Iceland is always appreciated when playing in its home. Evidence is in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, they have won all 5 home games, even when meeting tough opponents like Turkey, Croatia or Ukraine. This is the secret to helping the country team to continuously win tickets to attend 2 major tournaments is Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018.
After losing to France, Iceland needed 1 victory to strengthen their position in Group H. Welcoming rivals like Albania was a good opportunity for home side, especially when this is one of two teams compete directly with them.
Albania also has 3 points after 2 matches like Iceland but 3 points they won is before the weakest opponent (Andorra). In the remaining match, they easily lost to Turkey 0-2 at home. This defeat shows that Albania is not a tough opponent of Iceland.
Albania's problem is that it is a very humorous performance on the away field. In the last UEFA Nations League, they have lost both away matches despite encountering not too strong opponents, Israel and Scotland.
In this concentration phase, Iceland has called almost full of the brightest stars, especially of which is midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. Plus the cheering of the home audience, they have reason to trust on perfect 3 points.
Iceland vs Albania predictions
|Iceland win to nil||Bet365||2.37||8||1-0 WON (+10.96 units)|
Iceland vs Albania betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).