Ace Football previews the international friendly match between Wales and Albania and offers betting tips, odds, and stats.
Wales will wrap up preparations for the European Championship by hosting Albania for a second and final friendly on Saturday.
After losing 3-0 to world champions France on Wednesday, the hosts will be determined to grab a morale-boosting victory in Cardiff.
Wales on a roll.
Even coming from a defeat in their most recent match, overall form looks satisfying for Wales. In their last 3 matches, the Dragons managed to win 1-0 against Mexico, followed by a 1-0 win against the Czech Republic. Their most recent match brought a 3-0 defeat against France.
Rob Page, who continues to stand in for Ryan Giggs as caretaker boss, has overseen 4 consecutive home wins. Backing Wales for another win in Cardiff, therefore, looks like a great bet.
The visitors are tough to break down.
Albania look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their 3 latest outings, Edoardo Reja’s side managed to win 1-0 against Andorra and went on to a 2-0 defeat against England. Their latest game produced a 2-0 win against San Marino.
A currently strong away form with 2 wins in the last 3 matches since October could mean the difference for Albania on Saturday.
Wales vs Albania H2H
Albania came out on top last time, but can they do it again?
The last match between these teams was a friendly match back on 20 November 2018. Albania came out on top with a 1-0 victory. It was only the third time the Eagles had faced Wales, having previously done in 1995 and 1994 in European qualifiers.
Season facts for Wales and Albania.
Facts are calculated for Friendlies
- Wales unbeaten in the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Wales’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Wales’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Wales have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Albania unbeaten in the last 3 matches in a row;
- Albania conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Albania’s last 2 of 4 matches.
According to the bookies, Wales are the favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.76 with LeoVegas as bookies predict Page’s men have a 57% chance of beating Albania. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.35 on offer, while an away win pays out at 5.50.