Liechtenstein vs Albania
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Monday; 5-September-2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Rheinpark Stadion (Vaduz).
Albania have the chance of going top of the group G table of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers game, they will be travelling to Rheinpark Stadion to face Liechtenstein.
Albania are on the 3rd spot on the group with 3 points from 1 games, same point as Italy and Spain in the 1st and 2nd spot. Albania’s 2-1 defeat over FYR Macedonia in their first game kept them on 3rd. Goals from A. Sadiku and B. Balaj was enough to give them the win while Macedonia’s only goal was scored by Alioski.
Liechtenstein will enter this game from an 8-0 brutalizing from Spain, they were humiliated in Spain last month. They are currently bottom of the table behind Israel and Macedonia who equally have no points but are above them on goal difference. They will be hoping to grab a home win and put an end to their poor form.
Liechtenstein vs Albania: Head to Head Statistics
Both teams have only met once in history, they have only played in a friendly game in 2008. The games ended 2-0 in favour of Albania, now they will be playing their first competitive games against each other.
Liechtenstein vs Albania: Prediction
Albania are slight favourite in this game, also they are in a better shape than their host. Albania have won 2 of their last 5 games, they have lost 2 and drawn 1. The visitors have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 games and they have kept clean sheets in 2 of their last 5 games.
The home teams come into this game as the underdogs, they are currently in a very poor form. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games, they have also failed to score in 4 of their last 5 games. Liechtenstein have conceded at least 3 goals in each of their last 4 games, they have conceded a total of 20 goals in their last 4 games.
I expect a win from Albania to extend their unbeaten form and elongate Liechtenstein’s losing streak.
Liechtenstein vs Albania: Betting Tips
First Half Handicap: Albania -1 at 3.60 (13/5)
Total Match Goals: Over 3.5 at 3.00 (2/1).