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Albania v Iceland Prediction & Betting Tips, 10th September 2019

9th September 2019 / lee
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Albania v Iceland Euro 2020 Qualifying Preview, 10th September 7.45pm

Albania’s chances of getting to the European Championships look slim at best. They head into Tuesday’s action six points out of the top two. Iceland are one of the three teams above them who are all sat on twelve points. So they need the points to try and force their way into the top two at the expense of either France or Turkey. Read our Albania v Iceland betting tips for more.

Albania v Iceland Betting Odds*

Iceland 8/5
Albania 19/10
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 8th, 2019 at 2:53 p.m.)

Albania News and Form

Albania were beaten heavily by France on Saturday, a 4-1 defeat in Paris. That leaves them on six points from their qualification group campaign and given that they have three teams above them each on twelve points, with just five to play, it’s not likely that they will be taking part in next summer’s finals. The two wins that they have picked up have been clean sheet wins over Andorra and Moldova.

Albania were on a five-match undefeated streak of away form in European Championship qualifiers before their reverses at Iceland and France in this group. Back in Euro 2016 qualifiers, they won at both Portugal and Serbia. They look a long way short of that kind of form though now. If you look at their current away form in competitive and friendly matches, Albania are W2 D1 L5 in their last eight.

Albania v Iceland Head to Head

Iceland are W3 L1 in their four previous games against Albania
Albania’s one success over Iceland happened in a home friendly in 2004
Both teams have scored in three of the previous four meetings
All wins recorded between the two have been by a 2-1 scoreline

Iceland News and Form

Iceland claimed a solid 3-0 home win over Moldova on Saturday to make it a three-match winning streak in the group. They seem to have recovered a bit of their form after a poor World Cup and Nations League (and everything in between). Iceland are sat at W4 L1 in the group, the only loss in the Euro 2020 qualification campaign being a 4-0 drubbing in Paris against World Champions France.

Iceland have taken a clean sheet in three of their four group wins. To at least keep pace with Turkey and France they are going to need to keep their foot on the gas with this current form going. In away games in European Championship qualifiers, Iceland are W4 L3 in their last seven such fixtures. They have both France and Turkey still to come in the campaign. They can ill afford to drop points against easier opposition.

Albania v Iceland Tips & Odds

Iceland to win by a 1 goal margin at 10/3
2-1 correct score Iceland 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 8th, 2019 at 2:53 p.m.)

Who will win – Albania v Iceland Predictions

Iceland have a lot more at stake in this one than Albania do, even though the door mathematically is not closed for the Albanians. But because Iceland are up in the head to head and are carrying more stable form, it’s the away win that has the most appeal.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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