Iceland Vs Albania Betting Tip: Iceland Win – 6 June 2022

Another road defeats looms large for Eagles?

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Iceland Iceland Vs Albania Albania

Monday, 6 June 2022 – 19:45 (BST)
UEFA Nations League
Pick: Iceland to WIN
Odds: 27/20
Bookmaker: Coral
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 4 June 2022)

Preview: Having secured a creditable 2-2 draw in their UEFA Nations League opener, there is now an opportunity to move clear atop League B Group 2 for Iceland. They welcome Albania, who have never managed to avoid defeat across all three prior visits to Reykjavik.

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Iceland – No end in sight to winning drought?

Despite scoring more than once in a game for the first time in seven outings, Iceland still didn’t have enough about them to defeat Israel, drawing 2-2 in Haifa on Thursday. Nor were they able to put an end to what is now an eight month winless drought since defeating minnows Liechtenstein last October. That was here in Reykjavik, a 4-0 scoreline bringing a halt to their six-match winless home spell at the time.

Monday’s encounter represents their first fixture in the Icelandic capital since that comfortable success. Now, Arnar Vioarsson is bidding to mastermind successive home victories for the very first time as national team manager, with Iceland last achieving the feat against Moldova and Turkey in EURO 2020 Qualifying. Which, should they prove successful, would see them assume the outright lead in the group.

Key Stat: Each of Iceland’s eight previous home internationals went Over 1.5 for goals, though the Nordic nation would only surpass this mark themselves on two occasions during this period.


Iceland Win & Both To Score



Albania – Eagles good for a goal but unlikely to win?

Due to the nature of this particular group, being the only one from any of the top three tiers to feature just three teams owing to Russia’s expulsion from all competitions following their invasion of Ukraine, Albania were forced into a watching brief during the first batch of Nations League matches. And, having scored four the last time these teams met, will have been encouraged by what they saw in Haifa.

The ‘Shqiponjat’ regularly find the net in this fixture, doing so in all but one of the last six. The exception, however, being their most recent venture to Reykjavik, edged out by a solitary strike in June 2019. No goals scored in three of their past five internationals would ordinarily have alarm bells ringing then. However, this is a team with goals in the Prague, London, Budapest, Warsaw and Barcelona since the start of 2021.

Key Stat: Although their record in front of goal away from home has been encouraging of late, four of their last five away matches resulted in a loss, shipping at least two goals in defeats to the Czech Republic, England, Poland and Spain.

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Iceland Vs Albania Betting Advice

With only the three places separating them in the latest FIFA rankings, a competitive renewal of a fixture that has been dominated through the years by the team playing at home seems likely. As previously alluded to, though, there has been a strong lean towards the hosts with six of seven prior meetings won by the team boasting home advantage. This includes all of the three held here in Reykjavik.


Iceland Vs Albania – Key Facts:

  • Monday’s meeting will mark the eighth ever between the nations. All but one of these encounters saw the home team on the day prevail, including all three in which Iceland were the hosts.
  • Neither team bring any noteworthy form into this fixture. Iceland remain without a win in seven (D4 L3) while Albania failed to win either of their matches so far this year, bringing their record to one win in their last five (D1 L3).
  • Those banking on goals could be rewarded should history repeat itself. Five of the six previous head-to-heads saw Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score.


Recent form of ‘Our Boys’ is hardly a source of encouragement, though. Iceland extending their winless run into a seventh match last time against Israel. That they scored twice – a first for them in seven attempts – was encouraging, however. Moreover, the hosts will get further opportunities to score, against an Albania which has leaked two or more in four of five prior away games – all, rather unsurprisingly, were in defeats.

Best Betting Odds – Iceland Vs Albania

Iceland – 27/20 (Coral)
Draw – 11/5 (BetFred)
Albania – 9/4 (PaddyPower)