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Albania VS Israel

Albania and Israel meet at Stadiumi Loro Boriçi, in a match for this stage of the WC Qualification Europe (1st Round). These two teams have never met before, so this will be the first head‑to‑head between them. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.

Analysis of Albania

After 2 wins and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 3rd position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they have lost (0‑2) at home against Spain, after in the previous round they have won (0‑2) in an away match against Liechtenstein. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 7 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Albania has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. They have conceded the first goal in 9 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 5 of their 11 goals between minutes (76'‑90'); they have conceded 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (0'‑15').

Albania heads into this match with low motivation after a 2-0 loss against Spain, in match for the World Cup qualifiers. In this match, coach Giovanni De Biasi should play in a 4-3-3 formation, but with a cautious formation. Right back Elseid Hysaj is their most dangerous player and despite playing in a rather defensive position, he sometimes appears to finish attacking plays. They have a very quality defense.

Confirmed Lineup: E. Berisha, M. Mavraj, A. Agolli, E. Hysaj, B. Djimsiti, O. Roshi, T. Xhaka, A. Llullaku, L. Memushaj, B. Kukeli, B. Balaj.
Coach: G. De Biasi.

Analysis of Israel

The away team is currently in the 4th position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate round, they have won an away match against FYR Macedonia by (1‑2). In the last round, they have won a home match against Liechtenstein by (2‑1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 25 conceded. In the last 6 away matches Israel has won 1, tied 1 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 13 matches, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Israel heads into this match motivated after a 2-1 home win, against Liechtenstein, as Hemed scored both their goals that led to 3 points. Tomer Hemed is their forward, as he is great at getting open. Ben Chaim and Zahavi are their two support attackers. As they have a weak team, they usually lower their lines, looking for quick transitions.

Confirmed Lineup: D. Goresh, R. Gershon, E. Dasa, S. Tzedek, E. Tibi, A. Cohen, D. Einbinder, T. Ben Chaim, B. Natcho, E. Zahavi, B. Sahar.
Coach: E. Levy.

Betting suggestion:

The most probable scenario for this match will be for Albania to not win. Both teams have a similar quality level, however, Israel has more experience, so we expect them to have a good match and look for 3 points.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

WC Qualification Europe - 2018 Russia

  • 100% 278 / 278 Games

  • Home team wins 47.48%
  • Draws 18.71%
  • Away team wins 33.81%
  • Over 1.5 74.82%
  • Over 2.5 51.8%
  • Over 3.5 34.53%
  • Goals 807
  • Goals /match 2.9
  • Goals /match home 1.65
  • Goals /match away 1.25
  • Both teams score 37.05%
  • Goals after 80' 17.97%
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