Albania v Scotland Prediction & Betting Tips, 17th November 201814th November 2018 / lee
Albania v Scotland Nations League Preview, 17th November 7.45pm
There are some narrow margins in C1 of the Nations League. Scotland are on three points and still in with a chance of winning the group, regardless of what happens in this game. They will face Israel for a group decider on November 20th if they can get at least a point out of this road game. However, if the Scots were to lose this tough away game then they would sink to the bottom of the pile with one to go. Read our Albania v Scotland betting tips for more.
Albania v Scotland Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 13th, 2018 at 3:08 p.m.)
Albania News and Form
Albania have failed to win any of their last three games (D1 L2) since they opened their Nations League account with a victory over Israel. They have been struggling in front of goal as well because they have not hit the back of the net in any of their last three games. Looking at that, the prediction of under 2.5 goals for 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 13th, 2018 at 3:21 pm) would appear to fit the bill. They are out of winning touch with only the one success in their last seven games played (competitive and friendly). In total across their last seven games, they have scored in just two of those games (two goals).
In their last ten international fixtures, Albania have lost seven of those and managed to take a clean sheet in just two of those. Albania are unbeaten in their last two games (W1 D1) on home soil so that is a small positive for them. Both teams NOT to score is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 13th, 2018 at 3:21 pm). If they could the three points out of this fixture then it would put them three points clear of the Scots but will have completed their campaign, whereas Scotland would still have one to play. If Albania win by bettering the size of their 2-0 defeat in Scotland, then they would be guaranteed to finish above the Scots.
Albania v Scotland Head to Head
The first group stage meeting was the first time that Scotland and Albania had met
Scotland News and Form
Scotland started the Nations League brightly with a 2-0 home win over Albania to kick start things, But their loss against a poor Israel side in their second fixture was a massive setback for them. Following that loss in Israel, Scotland suffered a friendly loss against Portugal, leaving them without a win in two games. In each of their last three games, Scotland have scored at least one goal. Three of Scotland’s last four games have gone above 2.5 goals, the exception their 2-0 win over Albania. It is hard to see this ending up as a high-scoring affair and therefore Scotland to win to nil is at 11/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 13th, 2018 at 3:21 pm).
In their last four games, Scotland are W1 L3, winning just two of their last ten games (competitive and friendly) and losing seven. They have only scored in half of their last ten games as well. Their away form reads W2 D1 L3 in their last six on the road, scoring just the two goals in their last four road games. A Scotland 1-0 correct score option is at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 13th, 2018 at 3:21 pm). If the Scots can go and get the victory then they will move to the top of the group, level with Israel. Scotland host Israel on November 20th and would have to win that game to stand a chance of beating them in the head to head.
Who will win – Albania v Scotland Predictions
We are going to predict that Scotland can go and pull off the double over Albania. Their loss against Israel was so poor, such a dreadful performance. It can’t get as bad as that again surely? Away win.
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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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