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Albania Italy betting prediction

Albania and Italy face at Stadiumi Loro Boriçi, in a match for this stage of the WC Qualification Europe (1st Round). In 2 head‑to‑heads in the last 3 years, the away team won 2. Albania registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.

Analysis of Albania

After 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 3rd position, with 13 points won. In the last match, they have lost (3‑0) in an away match against Spain, after in the previous round they have tied (1‑1) in an away match against FYR Macedonia. 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, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 20 conceded. In the last 4 WC Qualification Europe home matches Albania has a record of 2 wins and 2 losses. In 9 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 4 times and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

Albania leaves for this match with a 3-0 away defeat against Spain, putting an end to the three straight games without losing in this competition. Despite playing at home, coach Christian Panucci should organize his team in the usual 4-3-3, privileging defensive organization and direct balls for the attack, especially for striker Azdren Llullaku. Note that the Albanian national team presents great difficulties in maintaining ball possession and defensive transition due to lack of technique of their players. It seems that the manager can count on all the players of the last match.

Confirmed Lineup: E. Berisha, A. Agolli, F. Veseli, E. Hysaj, M. Mavraj, O. Roshi, L. Memushaj, M. Basha, E. Kaçe, E. Grezda, A. Sadiku.
Coach: G. De Biasi.

Analysis of Italy

The away team is currently in the 2nd position, with 20 points won, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate round, they have won a home match agaisnt Israel by (1‑0). In the last round, they have tied a home match against FYR Macedonia by (1‑1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 7 conceded. In the last 4 WC Qualification Europe away matches Italy has a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 10 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 8 out of 10 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 7 of the last 9 matches for the WC Qualification Europe, they have reached half‑time in front in 6 of those 7 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90' in 6 of them.

Italy leaves for this match with a 1-1 draw against Macedonia, adding the second successive match without winning: Chiellini scored the only goal of the team. Note that the Italians have guaranteed the access to the play-offs for the 2018 World Cup. In this clash, coach Gian Piero Ventura should organize his team in the usual 3-4-3, privileging ball possession and organized attacks, looking for the best way to create danger to the opponent. Yet the Italians are aware of Albania's defensive weaknesses, and hopefully opt for a more offensive playing style. For this game the coach has all the players at his disposal.

Confirmed Lineup: G. Buffon, L. Spinazzola, L. Bonucci, M. Darmian, G. Chiellini, R. Gagliardini, M. Parolo, A. Candreva, L. Insigne, C. Immobile, E. Martins.
Coach: G. Ventura.

Betting suggestion:

The '' handicap -1.5 of Italy '' is the market we recommend for this match. Despite playing away from home, the Italians have a team far superior to the opponent, and  they should have several opportunities to score goals. On the other hand, Albania should enter the field with a defensive mentality, looking only for counterattacks, however, in vain. Having said that, Italy has all the conditions to achieve an easy triumph in this game. This betting suggestion has expired...
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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Albania Italy match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Albania vs Italy match, on 9 October 2017, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy UK, goes to: Asian Handicap, Italy -1.5 ⇒ odd 1.60 at williamhill.

👉 In which stadium will the Albania Italy be played?

The Albania vs Italy on 9 October 2017 will be played at Shkodër, Stadiumi Loro Boriçi.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy UK, for the Albania Italy match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Italy at with 92% of the tips.


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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