Albania vs Scotland / League of Nations – Albania and Scotland are welcoming this duel in the League of Nations with three points won, with the proviso that Scotland has one game less. Otherwise, the leader of the group, Israel, has won six points in three rounds played, and it is certainly interesting to point out that all the matches in this group so far ended with the victory of the host.
Albania vs Scotland begins 17.11.2018 at 20:45 CET
So, the Albanians have only managed to defeat Israel at home with 1-0 at the start of the League of Nations, after which they lost twice with 2-0 from Scotland and Israel. In that period they also played a friendly match with Jordan, which ended without goals, which means coach Panucci’s players are now definitely under great pressure before this duel with Scotland, given that only victory leaves them in the game for the first place in group.
But it could easily happen that difference in points decides in the end, so the Albanians would certainly try to come to a somewhat more convincing victory over the guests from Scotland. But they are also aware that their opponent has an exceptionally strong defence, while they are very dangerous from counterattacks, so coach Panucci has announced that players must be very patient. He will not be able to count on the injured midfielder Hyke and striker Roshi.
Probable lineups Albania: Strakosha – Hysaj, Veseli, Djimsiti, Lenjani – T.Xhaka, Basha – Grezda, Memushaj, Gavazaj – Balaj
In the first two games in the League of Nations at home, Scotland has defeated Albania with 2-0 and they lost as guests to Israel with 2-1, so in the case of the favourable outcome of this duel with the Albanians, their duel in the last round with the Israelis, would directly decide in the first place in the group. However, defeat in this Saturday’s match would still leave them in the game for the first place, but they would then need a somewhat more convincing victory against Israel, which will not be easily accomplished.
However, Scotland is convinced that they can at least come to a draw on Saturday, even though tradition does not go in favour, as we have already said in the introduction that all the matches so far in this group ended with a victory of the host. Otherwise, the Scottish coach McLeish Scottish has also the recovered midfielders Cairney, Phillips, Snodgrass, and Fraser at his disposal, while the injured defenders McKenna and O'Donnell and the experienced strikers Naismith and Griffiths are injured, while the suspended Soutar has no right to perform.
Probable lineups Scotland: Gordon – Tierney, Hendry, Mulgrew, Robertson – Cairney, Armstrong – Phillips, Snodgrass, Fraser – McBurnie
Albania vs Scotland PICK
We have already mentioned in our analysis that all the matches in this group of the League of Nations would end with a victory of the host and therefore we believe that the guests from Scotland would be even satisfied with one point from this Saturday’s duel.
Pick: Asian Handicap +0.5 Albania
Odds: 1.63 at betvictor (down to 1.58 can be played)
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