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Andorra vs Albania Prediction & Match Preview

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Albania

25 March 2021 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET World Cup Qual

Andorra and Albania go head to head at Estadi Nacional in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. 


Andorra struggled at the back in November matches, with the team conceding 15 goals in total in consecutive defeats to Portugal (0-7), Malta (1-3), and Latvia (0-5). 

The minnows are eager to put an end to the negative trend, but bookies seem them as underdogs in Thursday’s qualifier.

Albania, on the other hand, aim to extend their winning run to four games, and given their attacking potential, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. 

Experienced Konyaspor attacker Sokol Cikalleshi, who scored a brace in a 3-2 win over Belarus, will be the man to keep an eye on in the away team. 

In the previous meeting between Andorra and Albania at Estadi Nacional Albania recorded a routine 3-0 win over Andorra.

Andorra vs Albania Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Andorra Albania played so far 3 matches.
Andorra won 0 direct matches. Albania won 2 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.67 goals per Match.

Andorra vs Albania Prediction

Andorra in actual season average scored 0.30 goals per match. In 8 (57.14%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (28.57%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Albania average scored 1.12 goals per match in season 2021. In 7 (63.64%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (36.36%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Andorra captain Marcio Vieira, who made his 100th international appearance in the defeat to Latvia, is set to start in an advanced midfield role just behind lone striker Jordi Alaez.

Midfielder Marc Rebes scored Andorra's last competitive goal in a 3-1 loss to Malta and could keep his place in the starting lineup alongside 38-year-old Marc Pujol.

Albania winger Odise Roshi, who has been injured since October, has been called up to the squad but is unlikely to feature on Thursday.

Napoli's Elseid Hysaj as well as Ermir Lenjani are set to provide width in Reja's side in wing-back roles, while Keidi Bare and Sherif Kallaku could operate in the centre of midfield.

Strikers Sokol Cikalleshi and Rey Manaj, who have 15 international goals between them, are set to partner one another up front, with attacking midfielder Ledian Memushaj expected to play just behind them.

Andorra possible starting lineup:
Gomes; Rubio, San Nicolas, Garcia, Cervos; Martinez, Pujol, Rebes, Monero; Vieira; Alaez

Albania possible starting lineup:
Berisha; Ismajli, Djimsiti, Veseli; Hysaj, Bare, Kallaku, Lenjani; Memushaj; Cikalleshi, Manaj


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