Ace Football previews the European Championship game between Moldova and Albania who meet up this coming Friday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
On Friday, Moldova will be playing against Albania in Group E of the Euro 2024 qualifiers at the Zimbru Stadium. The last three times Moldova faced Albania in the European Championship, Albania didn’t concede a single goal, as they won 2-0, 4-0 and 2-0.
Team form: Moldova vs Albania
In the last three outings, Moldova beat the Faroe Islands by 0-1 and lost 3-1 against Sweden, before drawing 1-1 with Poland. Moldova managed to win two of their past six internationals. In the remaining four, they drew two and lost two, as they scored seven and conceded nine goals.
In their last three matches, Albania first beat Poland 2-0, then Czech Republic by 3-0 and finally Bulgaria by 2-0. Albania have been outstanding on their travels lately, winning five of their previous six internationals. They also saw one draw and zero defeats, while scoring 13 and conceding two goals.
Betting stats and facts for Moldova and Albania
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Moldova and Albania played across all tournaments.
- Moldova have conceded in 12 of the last 14 home matches
- Moldova have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Moldova matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 4 of the last 5 matches Moldova played, both teams scored
- Moldova have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 17 of the last 19 Albania matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Albania have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- In 6 of the last 7 away matches Albania played, both teams scored
- Albania have not won 10 of the last 12 away matches
- Albania have won 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
Players to watch: Moldova vs Albania
Ion Nicolaescu has four strikes in six European Championship matches for Moldova, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Albania. The visitors are looking to Jasir Asani, who has provided his team with three European Championship goals.
Popular betting markets: Moldova vs Albania
Moldova claimed three wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing five. Albania won two of their last 10 away games, as they also drew three and lost five of these matches. Albania remained unbeaten in their last six games on the bounce.
Both teams to score
Moldova scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Curiously, Albania only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Albania have not conceded a goal in three consecutive games. The Albanians were able to win five of these matches without conceding a goal.
In their last ten matches across all tournaments, Moldova saw four of them finish with more than 2.5 goals. They scored an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Albania’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.
Betting suggestion: Moldova vs Albania
The match between Moldova and Albania should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this European Championship game.