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World Cup – England vs Albania: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup match between England and Albania and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

There is plenty at stake for both England and Albania ahead of another World Cup fixture on Friday.

Both teams head to Wembley in need of a result. For England, a victory would guarantee a top-two finish in Group I and, depending on Poland’s result against Andorra, a possible ticket to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. The Three Lions sit top of the table on 20 points from eight games.

Albania, on the other hand, know anything less than victory could end their qualification hopes. The Eagles are in third place in Group I on 15 points from eight matches. Therefore, even a draw may not be enough to salvage even a playoff spot for Qatar if Poland defeat Andorra in the other group game.

Our tip

Facts and figures for England vs Albania in World Cup.

  • England unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
  • England unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • England scored in the last 20 of 22 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in England’s last 3 of 5 matches.
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Albania’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Albania scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Albania have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Albania scored the last 4 matches in a row when playing away.

Current form — England v. Albania

The Three Lions continue to collect points

England look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. England go into their upcoming match unbeaten in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-1 draw against Poland. They went on to beat Andorra 5-0, before sharing the spoils with Hungary in a 1-1 draw.

The Eagles are in nice flow

Albania look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. In their last 3 matches, Edoardo Reja’s side defeated San Marino 5-0 before winning again 1-0 at Hungary. Their winning run ended last time out in a 1-0 defeat to Poland.

England v. Albania — fixture history

Betting on England winning to nil in their latest meetings with Albania would have been a sound choice. They ended up winning 2-0 in March 2021 and 2-0 in September 2001 respectively. The Three Lions have the following 3-0-0 statistics in this fixture.

Current table in the World Cup

Top goalscorer

Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Harry Kane. He is one of the England players, who is showing decent form on the international stage. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Albania.

The visitors will be looking to in-form Armando Broja to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. The Southampton forward has netted 3 goals for Albania in their latest matches.