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Wales vs Albania betting tips

This article covers Wales vs Albania betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Wales 1.65

o – Draw 3.4

o – Albania 5.25

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Wales vs Albania: Match details

Match: Wales vs Albania

Competition: Int. Friendly Games

Date: June 5, 2021

Kick-off time: 5:00 pm, June 5, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium – Cardiff, Wales

Wales vs Albania betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

TIRANA, ALBANIA – MARCH 28: Harry Maguire of England battles for possession with Armando Broja of Albania during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between Albania and England at the Qemal Stafa Stadium on March 28, 2021 in Tirana, Albania. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Eddie Keogh – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Wales 1-0 Albania

Wales should be able to rebound from their 3-0 loss against Euro 2020 favorites France and go into this summers tournament on the back of a win when they clash with Albania. The Eagles have been in solid form across their last-ten fixtures, but more often than not they fail to deliver when they come up against stronger opposition. But Wales’ historic  struggles with finding goals could remain their biggest weakness despite the vast majority of the squad plying their trade in the top divisions in England. A narrow 1-0 win would certainly keep to script for Wales.

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Correct Score: 1-0 Wales (5/1 odds)

Six of Wales’ last-seven wins have been by a 1-0 score line, with their 3-1 UEFA Nations League B win in Cardiff against fellow Euro-bound Finland being the only exception. Wales still struggles to find goals overall, but remain well-drilled, cohesive, and difficult to break down consistently. A 1-0 win against Albania would hardly shock anyone.

Scorecast: Daniel James to Score 1st/Wales 1-0 Correct Score (20/1 odds)

With two goals across Wales’ last-three wins, Manchester United winger Daniel James remain one of the Dragons’ most potent offensive threats, especially with his pace both on and off the ball. Gareth Bale is likely to be highlighted as Wales’ main threat in attack – and rightfully so – and with the Welsh inability to find goals in any consistent volume, this is a fair bet given the odds but also the frequency of the score line.

Wales vs Albania: What are the betting odds?

Wales vs Albania – recent form and head to head statistics

Wales vs Albania form
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Wales vs Estonia - 0:0
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Belarus vs Wales - 2:3
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Finland vs Wales - 0:0
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Wales vs Denmark - 0:4
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Italy vs Wales - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Albania vs San Marino - 5:0
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Albania vs Hungary - 1:0
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Poland vs Albania - 4:1
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Czech Republic vs Albania - 3:1
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Wales vs Albania - 0:0
Last 5 games for Wales
September 8, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Wales 0 - 0 Estonia
September 5, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Belarus 2 - 3 Wales
September 1, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Finland 0 - 0 Wales
June 26, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Wales 0 - 4 Denmark
June 20, 2021 Euro Cup 2020 Italy 1 - 0 Wales
Last 5 games for Albania
September 8, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Albania 5 - 0 San Marino
September 5, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Albania 1 - 0 Hungary
September 2, 2021 WC Qualification, UEFA 2022 Poland 4 - 1 Albania
June 8, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Czech Republic 3 - 1 Albania
June 5, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Wales 0 - 0 Albania
Wales vs Albania Int. Friendly Games 2021 form
Wales Albania
4 Matches played 2
1 Matches won 0
31 Goal attempts 8
10 Shots on goal 1
14 Shots off goal 6
12 Corner kicks 12
44% Average ball possession 46%
7 Shots blocked 1
5 Cards given 5
63 Free kicks 25
9 Offsides 2
1 Goals by foot 1
1 Goals scored 1
3 Goals conceded 3
Wales vs Albania statistics for most recent head to head matches
Wales Albania
4 Matches 4
2 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 2
0 Total Goals 1
0 Average Goals Scored 0.25
1 Wins 1
1 Losses 1
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between Wales and Albania
June 5, 2021 Int. Friendly Games 2021 Wales 0 - 0 Albania
November 20, 2018 Int. Friendly Games 2018 Albania 1 - 0 Wales
November 15, 1995 Euro Cup 1996, Qualification Albania 1 - 1 Wales
September 7, 1994 Euro Cup 1996, Qualification Wales 2 - 0 Albania

 

Wales vs Albania: Match preview

Wales vs Albania betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Harry Wilson of Cardiff City celebrates after scoring their side’s fourth goal and his hat trick during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Cardiff City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on May 01, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

A repeat of Euro 2016 is not likely to be on the cards for Wales this summer, and some recent performances by the Dragons reflect that reality.

Being comfortably beaten by France (3-0), Belgium (3-1), and England (3-0) all in the last eight months, while struggling to impose themselves on the scoresheet against the likes of Bulgaria and the Republic of Ireland does not bode well for their hopes this summer. But two strong results against Mexico, and the United States, still shows that Wales remains one of those tricky sides that can surprise you in tournament play, much in the same way they did back in 2016.

With goals still being an issue however, its difficult to see how getting out of a tricky Group A containing dark horse Italy, and solid outfits Switzerland and Turkey, will be possible. Stranger things have happened, however, and if the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Daniel James, and Harry Wilson can turn the screws when Wales are in possession, they still offer potent attacking threats despite any depth in real natural goal-scoring talent. A win against Albania is vital if they hope to enter tournament play this summer confident of causing an upset or two.

Albania looking for 2018 repeat against Wales

Wales vs Albania betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

NAPLES, ITALY – NOVEMBER 25: Elseid Hysaj of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Chievo Verona at Stadio San Paolo on November 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

The last time Albania clashed with Wales it was the Eagles that rose highest when they ran out 1-0 winners against the Dragons at Elbasan Arena back in 2018.

Albania has a habit of being somewhat of a giant killer (and I use that term simply by comparison) in recent years, getting results against Iceland (4-2), Turkey (3-2), and France (1-0) within the last six years. There is a bit of sneaky quality that exists in this Albanian team, and their appearance at Euro 2016 – their first-ever appearance at an international tournament – was by no fluke. They even won their final group stage match against Romania (1-0) after hard fought losses against Switzerland (1-0), and France (2-0).

With a back line that features players who ply their trade in Serie A, with others dotted around the map in countries like Spain, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, and Croatia, they are perhaps a little more capable than people give them credit. While they could not qualify for Euro 2020, they remained competitive in a tough group and showed they can stand against some of the best sides in Europe on their day. Wales showed be wary.


 

Wales team news vs Albania

Caretaker manager Rob Page will likely look to field a similar XI when Wales clash with Albania to complete their pre-tournament preparations for Euro 2020.

Right-back Neck Willians was sent off in the 3-0 loss to France on Wednesday, so there will at least be one enforced change to the side. Questions remain around whether Aaron Ramsey will start at Cardiff City Stadium, or if he will be rested for Wales’ opening fixture against Switzerland on 12 June.

Albania team news vs Wales

Manager Eduardo Reja leads Albania into their match with Euro 2020-bound Wales on good form across their last ten matches, posting a 6-2-2 record in the process.

There are changes in the recent squad call-ups however, with eight players from the camp that was called-up against San Marino in March being left out this cycle including the likes of Elseid Hysaj, Etrit Berisha, and Odise Roshi (all injured).

The injury to the experienced Etrit Berisha means Reja will have to rely on an uncapped trio of keepers for Saturday’s friendly.


 

 

Predicted Wales line-up vs Albania

Wales vs Albania betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted Albania line-up vs Wales

Wales vs Albania betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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Wales vs Albania betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Wales vs Albania?
16:00, Saturday 05 June 2021
What is the prediction for Wales vs Albania?
Wales 1-0 Albania