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Albania VS Wales

Albania vs Wales

Albania
Albania
  • 1 - 0
  • Played

Wales

Preview
Albania and Wales meet at Elbasan Arena, for a friendly match. This will be the 5th friendly match of the year for Albania, after the ones against Jordan, Ukraine, Kosovo and Norway. As for Wales, this is the 3rd friendly match of the year, after havinf played friendly matches against Spain and Mexico. There is no recent record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams. The last head‑to‑head was played on 15‑11‑1995 and ended with the final score: Albania (1‑1) Wales. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis of Albania

This is the 5th friendly match of the year for the home team, after having registered the following final scores in the previous friendlies: Albania (0‑0) Jordan, Albania (1‑4) Ukraine, Albania (0‑3) Kosovo and Albania (0‑1) Norway. 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 17 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses at their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 25 conceded. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home loss against Scotland by (0‑4). In the last 4 Friendlies home matches Albania has a record of 1 draw and 3 losses.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, and their offense hasn’t been one of their best features, as they haven’t scored any goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 4 of the last 9 have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. They have conceded the first goal in 8 of their 15 matches, and have never been able to turn the score around.

Albania's side comes unmotivated to this match after a 0-4 reverse against Scotland, scoring the fourth straight game without winning in several competitions. In this match against Wales, the group led by Christian Panucci should be presented with a low block, exploring the best way the free spaces on the opponent's back: Manaj is the main player in this type of transition. On the other hand, Bekim Balaj should occupy the most advanced position of the Albanian group, being very powerful and strong in the finalization.

Confirmed Lineup: E. Berisha, A. Ismajli, E. Hysaj, M. Mavraj, F. Veseli, M. Basha, A. Lila, T. Xhaka, M. Uzuni, E. Grezda, B. Balaj.

Analysis of Wales

The away team plays its 3rd friendly match of the year. In the previous friendly matches they registered the following final scores: Wales (1‑4) Spain and Mexico (0‑0) Wales. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 17 conceded. In their last match, for the UEFA Nations League, they got a home loss against Denmark by (1‑2). In the last 8 away matches Wales has won 3, tied 3 and lost 2. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 8 out of 8 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 14 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

The Welsh squad comes unmotivated for this game after a 1-2 loss at Denmark's reception in a game counting for the League of Nations: Bale scored the only goal for the team. In this match against Albania, it is expected that coach Ryan Giggs will play in the usual tactical system, 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks. Gareth Bale is the great highlight of this team, being very fast and strong in the 1 to 1. For this game the visiting coach should take to the field some less usual players.

Confirmed Lineup: D. Ward, T. Lockyer, J. Lawrence, C. Gunter, C. Roberts, D. Brooks, J. Allen, H. Wilson, D. James, A. King, S. Vokes.

Betting suggestion:

This game has a tendency to be unbalanced, because on one side is the selection of Wales that has played well and the on the other side the selection of Albania, team that has presented very irregular performances. This way, we believe the Welsh will dominate and enjoy the best chances of the match for most of the 90' minutes, making the “Draw annul in Wales” the best option.
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Frequently asked questions

Which is the recommended bet for the Albania Wales match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Albania vs Wales match, on 20 November 2018, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy UK, goes to: Draw no bet, Away team ⇒ odd 1.60 at .

In which stadium will the Albania Wales be played?

The Albania vs Wales on 20 November 2018 will be played at Elbasan,

 

Friendlies - 2018

  • 94% 390 / 416 Games

  • Home team wins 44.87%
  • Draws 28.72%
  • Away team wins 26.41%
  • Over 1.5 65.64%
  • Over 2.5 41.28%
  • Over 3.5 23.85%
  • Goals 918
  • Goals /match 2.35
  • Goals /match home 1.4
  • Goals /match away 0.96
  • Both teams score 39.23%
  • Goals after 80' 11.98%
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