Albania v Iceland Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th September 2019

Iceland can scrap out an away win

Albania v Iceland Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifying, 10th September 7.45pm

There is the fascinating situation of France, Turkey and Iceland all sat level on 12 points in Group H. Iceland are ranked third though as it stands because of the head to head, so they are likely going to have to do things by points now. Can they claim a big three points on the road at Albania who have, realistically, already left themselves with far too much to do? Read our predictions for Albania v Iceland.

Albania v Iceland Betting Odds*

Iceland 8/5
Albania 19/10
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 8th, 2019 at 2:53 p.m.)

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Albania News and Form – Can Albania upset Iceland?

Albania suffered a heavy 4-1 loss in France on Saturday, their consolation goal coming in the last minute of the game. It is six points that they are on for this qualification campaign. There are three teams above them (including Iceland) who are on twelve points, so there is a massive amount of ground for Albania to try and make up. It’s not too likely to happen. The two wins that they have recorded in the group came with clean sheets against Andorra and Moldova.

Iceland 1-0 HT Score
3/1

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It was a five-match undefeated streak of form that Albania were on in European Championship away fixtures before their losses at Iceland and France in this group. Just back during their Euro 2016 qualification campaign Albania took great wins against Portugal and Serbia. They look a long, long way short of that kind of quality at the moment. Albania have taken a W2 D1 L5 record in their last eight games (competitive and friendly).

Albania v Iceland Head to Head

Iceland are W3 L1 in their four previous games against Albania
Albania’s one success over Iceland happened in a home friendly in 2004
Both teams have scored in three of the previous four meetings
All wins recorded between the two have been by a 2-1 scoreline

 

Key-Facts – Albania v Iceland

  • Albania have lost five of their last eight games
  • Iceland are tied with France and Turkey on 12 points
  • Albania trailed Iceland by six points

 

Iceland News and Form – Can Iceland keep up strong qualification push?

Iceland are still well in the qualification picture after taking a 3-0 home win over Moldova on Saturday. That moved them on to a three-match winning streak in this qualification group. After what was a poor World Cup and Nations League, Iceland seems to have rediscovered a bit of form for themselves. They are W4 L1 in this group, with their only defeat in this qualification campaign coming in a 4-0 loss in France.

Iceland have managed a clean sheet all but one of their four group wins. They will know that they need to find a win to keep themselves in touch with Turkey and France at the top of the group. It is a fascinating battle between the three of them. Iceland are W4 L3 in their last seven European Championship qualification away games. They can’t afford to drop points here with big games still to come against France and Turkey.

Albania v Iceland Tips & Odds

Iceland to win by a 1 goal margin at 10/3
2-1 correct score Iceland 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 8th, 2019 at 2:53 p.m.)

Albania v Iceland Predictions

Iceland to win: Considering the relative positions of these two Iceland are the ones with more at stake. That may just gear them up enough to go and sneak a narrow win in Albania. While mathematically Albania can still qualify, they probably know already how unlikely that scenario is.


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