Albania vs France Betting Tips: 2 AH-1, 2019-11-17

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Sunday 17thNovember 1945hrs
Football – Europe – Euro 2020 qualifier
Pick France AH-1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.56 (odds taken 23:51 GMT, 16 November )

The Euro 2020 qualifiers continue on Sunday and our next preview features a clash in Group H between Albania and France as the betting tips continue at the Arena Kombëtare.

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Albania Prediction – Can Albania grab 3rd place?

Although automatic qualification for next year’s European Championships is now out of their reach, Sunday evening’s hosts, Albania have a mathematical chance of achieving a creditable 3rd place finish in Group H although the odds are stacked against them here.

I say mathematical as all things are possible but Albania play host to group leaders, France, and although Albania have registered 4 wins during these Euro 2020 qualifiers which is a solid achievement, having failed to beat Andorra at home in a recent 2-2 draw could signal problems for the hosts in this clash.

Victories against Andorra, Moldova (home and away) and Iceland have helped maintain Albania’s interest in a possible 3rd place finish, but too many defeats (4) have put paid to any outside hopes of achieving a top two finish in the group.

Overall results in Euro qualifiers at home have produced mixed returns as Albania have won 3, drawn 3 and lost 3 in their last 9 matches on home soil at this level, while losing 6 of the previous 8 encounters against France in all competitions.


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France Prediction – Can France finish top of Group H?

It’s been another solid campaign for France and national coach, Didier Deschamps, as les bleus have achieved qualification for next year’s European Championships and the only job left on their ‘to-do list’ is to ensure they finish top of Group H by beating Albania on Sunday evening.

France collected 6 wins out of their first 7 matches in the group stages which virtually sealed their qualification with a few games to spare, and although they were handed a surprise 2-0 defeat away at Turkey early in the piece, the visitors bounced back in impressive fashion by winning their subsequent 4 matches on the trot with wins over Andorra (home and away), Albania and Iceland.

A 1-1 draw at home with Turkey and 2-1 win over Moldova rounded things off nicely on home soil, and they’ll be going in search of a third away win on the trot in Group H this Sunday following recent wins on the road at Andorra and Iceland.

With just 1 defeat out of their last 13 matches on their travels in Euro qualifiers, France look set to finish their successful campaign on a high note in Tirana on Sunday night.


Key-Facts – Albania vs France

  • Albania have lost just once at home so far in Group H
  • France have lost just 1 of their last 13 away matches in Euro qualifiers
  • France have won 6 of the previous 8 meetings against Albania


Betting Tips Verdict

Albania have enjoyed moderate success in these Euro 2020 qualifiers but they should be no match for a strong French outfit here.