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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
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.
Wales vs Albania: Recommended bets
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 Estonia - 0:0
Belarus vs Wales - 2:3
Finland vs Wales - 0:0
Wales vs Denmark - 0:4
Italy vs Wales - 1:0
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Albania vs San Marino - 5:0
Albania vs Hungary - 1:0
Poland vs Albania - 4:1
Czech Republic vs Albania - 3:1
Wales vs Albania - 0:0
|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|
|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|
|10||Shots on goal||1|
|14||Shots off goal||6|
|44%||Average ball possession||46%|
|1||Goals by foot||1|
|0||Average Goals Scored||0.25|
|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
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
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
Predicted Albania line-up vs Wales
Wales vs Albania – Official videos
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