Albania vs Spain
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Sunday, 9th October 2016
Kick-off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Loro Borici Stadium (Shkoder).
Albania went top of the group G table on Thursday night as they defeated Liechtenstein 0-2. They are now top of the table with 6 points and they will be preparing to host Spain at home on Sunday night.
Albania continued their good start in the World Cup qualifiers campaign, as they made it 2 wins from 2 on Thursday. P. Jehle’s own goals in the 11th minute and B. Balaj’s winning goal in the 71st minute was enough to take them top of the group G. Now they will fight for a win in this fixture to maintain an excellent record in the group.
Spain played out a 1-1 draw away at Italy on Thursday, they are currently on the second position wth 4 points. Spain are just 2 points behind Albania and on same point with Italy in the 3rd position. Spain will aim for a win in this game to take them to the top of the group.
Albania vs Spain: Head to Head Statistics
Spain have an excellent record against Albania in their previous games, they have won all their previous 5 meetings. The Spanish side have scored 24 goals against Albania and conceded just 2. The two teams played in September 1993.
Albania vs Spain: Prediction
Despite Albania’s excellent form, Spain are still huge favourites in this game. Both teams are in an unbeaten run of form, and have a good scoring form too.
Albania have now won 3 of their last 5 games and drawn 1 while Spain have n 2 of their last 5 games and drawn 1.
Both teams are on 3 game unbeaten run since after the Euro Championship with two wins and 1 draw. They have both kept 2 clean sheets in their last 3 games and scored at least 2 goals in 2 of their last 3 games.
I expect a win from Spain in this one, also I expect Spain to keep a clean sheet
Albania vs Spain: Tips
- Spain win both halves at 1.95.