Albania (@2.6) vs Iceland (@2.55)

Our Prediction:

Iceland will win

Albania – Iceland Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 14:45

Arguably one of Icelands most famous footballers ever, Gylfi Sigurdson was born In Reykjavik on 9 September 1989, but he never played for an Icelandic club on senior level. Having shown a great deal of potential while playing for FH and Breidablik youth teams, the attacking midfielder was snatched by Reading in 2008 and he has since spent the majority of his career in England.

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Co. Anyhow, we do not believe that the game will brim with goal-scoring opportunities. Ervin Bulkus troops will, as always, leave their hearts on the field in Saturdays showdown. The hosts are likely to rely on their solid defence against the Black Eagles as well. managed to keep a clean sheet in their opener against Andorra (2-0).

Iceland vs Albania Head-to-Head Stats

The team is aware that this match will be very important and decisive, since France and Turkey, which are currently in the qualifying positions, have a direct confrontation and have the same number of points. The teams that are defeated will be left behind, at least momentarily. Both teams have 3 points conquered in the competition and are aware that they need to overcome this duel. The selection of Iceland will have a direct confrontation against the selection of Albania. Iceland will have the local factor to be victorious and the support of their fans can make a difference. The technician must place in the field maximum force, who is 100%. In their last match, Iceland suffered a 40 defeat against France.

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Iceland recorded a routine 2-0 win over Andorra in the opening match of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, but they were hammered by France at Stade de France three days later. The Icelanders aim to stay in the race for a place at the European Championship and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Albania on Saturday afternoon. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Premier League star Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders.

Iceland vs Albania Match Info

Balaj and Abrashi both added late goals to cap off a deserved 3-0 victory for Albania, with the visitors having 69% of the possession and keeping Andorra from having a single shot on target. Iceland were thrashed 4-0 in their last qualifier against France back in March, where the visitors had just 28% of the possession and managed a mere five shots during the ninety minutes. Albania were head and shoulders above their hosts Andorra when the pair clashed in March, with Sadikus goal proving enough to separate the two nations at the halfway point. Umtiti, Giroud, Mbapp, and Griezmann got the goals for the French, who looks odds on to cruise through the qualifiers and claim top spot in Group H.

Sigurdsson became famous for his dangerous free-kicks and killer passes in the final third, but he was never given a genuine opportunity to prove his worth while at Tottenham Hotspur. Sigurdsson also went on to represent Hoffenheim and Tottenham Hotspur, but he played his best football during the two spells with Swansea City, scoring 25 goals in first 85 Premier League games for the Swans.

The head to head record between these two countries and their performances since the latter stages of 2018, all point towards a tight and tense ninety minutes in Iceland, with under 2.5 goals being scored and the hosts just doing enough to win the game. Iceland have kept two clean sheets in their last three matches, while Albania have failed to score in four of their last six matches, which is why were backing a 1-0 home win for the Scandinavians this weekend. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Icelands and four of Albanias last six internationals. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in two of the five meetings between these two nations, and Iceland have won three of those five encounters, which includes both of their home ties against Albania.

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