The European Vice-Champion receives the Albanian national football team at the Stade de France. The hosts are under pressure. Due to a surprising 0-2 defeat on penultimate matchday in Turkey points must be retracted necessarily.
France vs Albania Today’s Betting Tips
Currently, the men of Coach Didier Deschamps are in first place in the group, but the Turks and Icelanders are tied behind. France is currently struggling with some injury concerns. Besides top striker Kylian Mbappe, Tanguy Ndombele is among the defensive midfielders.
For their part, the guests can not be completely satisfied with their previous qualification for the European Championship. In addition to mandatory victories against Moldova and Andorra, it put two bankruptcies against Iceland and Turkey.
If it is to work with the European Championship ticket, also against the stronger teams of the group must be scored once. A venture that has not succeeded to date. The offensive in particular does not look good in these games – as we can not see against Iceland and Turkey.
In France against Albania is the tip on a home win with at least two goals ahead and a goal by Antoine Griezmann. The striker from Barcelona is particularly in the duty after the failure of Kylian Mbappe and against Albania Griezmann has a very good statistics.
So the attacker hit in two of so far three clashes.
France – Statistics & Current Form
The match of the Equipe Tricolore in early June in Konya against Turkey is certainly one of her playfully weakest appearances in the recent past.
The match was lost as described with 0: 2, but in addition to the frustrating result was from the perspective of the French particularly frightening that the bankruptcy was fully earned. The star ensemble presented itself without ideas and failed in the game forward in total form.
No direct shot on goal is a clear proof. Although only three days later, a sovereign 4-0 win at Andorra retracted, but by the bankruptcy, the situation in the group for France has clearly deteriorated. A rest and relaxed play down the upcoming games is passé.
However, given the extremely well-staffed squad, the upcoming task in the guise of Albania should not be a major hurdle. However, 50-year-old coach Didier Deschamps has to change his team to at least two positions.
This measure is due to the injury-related refusals of PSG attacker Kylian Mbappe and Tottenham freshman Tanguy Ndombele. Of course, with the former wunderkind, an extremely important player is eliminated. In the previous qualification, the 20-year-old was with three goals and assists the best offensive player of the French national team.
The eyes are now even more on Antoine Griezmann. The new signing of FC Barcelona also seems to be in good shape. For his new employer Griezmann contributed two weeks ago in a 5-2 win against Betis Sevilla. On top of that he met in the last home game of France against Iceland and in the opening match against Moldova.
The failure of Mbappe is also a great opportunity for Wissam Ben Yedder. The 29-year-old striker recently moved from Sevilla to Monaco, and one of the major reasons was that Ben Yedder will be able to present himself even better in the French Ligue 1 for the national team.
In his second match for the again crisis-shaken Monegassen scored the offensive player equal to a hit. In France against Albania, the odds for a goal by him are also a good idea.
Expected formation of France:
➭ Lloris – Dubois – Zouma – Lenglet – Mendy – Pogba – Sissoko – Pogba – Thauvin – Ben Yedder – Griezmann
Last matches of France:
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Andorra Vs. France 0: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Turkey vs. France 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 02.06.2019 – France vs. Bolivia 2: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – France vs. Iceland 4: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Moldova vs France 1: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
Albania – Statistics & Current Form
The Albanian national team could not convince so far in qualifying. With the weak performances, the red-blacks join the already disappointing previous year.
At that time, the Albanians have just two wins against Israel in the Nations League and in a friendly against Wales. After last year’s defeat against Turkey last March, coach Christian Panucci had to logically take his hat off.
The Italian showed a sobering record of nine defeats in 15 games under his aegis. The hopes that Panucci could repeat the great success of his predecessor and compatriot Gianni de Biasi, who led the national team in 2016 for the first time in the history of the country to a European Championship, were not met.
Nevertheless, the Albanian Football Association decided again afterwards for a coach from Italy. The sporty responsibility is now held by the already 73-year-old Edoardo Reja, whose last commitment was at Atalanta Bergamo.
However, his release there is already three years back. The Albanians apparently do not trust him, because his contract is only designed until November. A real vote of trust looks definitely different. The current star of the team is in turn the captain and defender Elseid Hysaj of SSC Napoli.
The 25-year-old, however, currently has little play practice, as he has been considered SSC coach Carlo Ancelotti as part of the reorganization of the defensive at Napoli so far only for a short-term deployment to Florence. In the Serie A bang last weekend, when Napoli took on Juve, Hysaj sat on the bench for the full 90 minutes.
With four goals conceded on the first two days of the match, Ancelotti may be considering the demotion of the defender set in the last four seasons, but perhaps once again …
Expected formation of Albania:
➭ Strakosha – Veseli – Mavraj – Ismajili – Hisaj – Kace – Ramadani – Lenjani – Uzuni – Sadiku – Abrashi
Last matches of Albania:
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Albania Vs. Moldova 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Iceland vs. Albania 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 25.03.2019 – Andorra Vs. Albania 0: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Albania Vs. Turkey 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Albania Vs. Wales 1: 0 (friendly)
France vs Albania Direct Comparison
The last duel took place during the European Championship 2016 at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. The second group game won the French 2-0. A completely deserved victory, which would have turned out better with a better chance exploitation.
The decisive goals by Griezmann and Payet, however, fell extremely late, specifically in the 90th minute and sixth minute of stoppage time. France took revenge for the previous friendly defeat in 2015.
It was the Albanians’ only victory in seven matches so far (1-1-5). In the upcoming match between France and Albania, the odds hardly see any chance for a second success of the guest team.
France vs Albania Our Best Betting Tips By SureBety Experts
For France, the time of the laissez faire is over: After the defeat against Turkey in the penultimate international match, further slip-ups in the group can not be allowed. However, the French currently have to do without their goalgetter Kylian Mbappe.
The gifted striker has injured in the league game of Paris Saint-Germain against Toulouse and will not accumulate. In view of the still very well-staffed squad this should at least be to get over to Albania. The guest team is far from flying high before the last European Championship, when it was the first time to participate in a continental finals.
Key Facts – France vs Albania tips
♦️ France acts without Kylian Mbappe
♦️ last duel ended two years ago with a late 2-0 victory of the Vice European Champion
♦️ Albania was represented for the first time in 2016 at a European Championship
For the match between France and Albania, the prediction includes a home win with at least two goals difference and at least one performance of the famous Fortnite goal by Antoine Griezmann.
The striker from Barcelona already likes to face Albania: Griezmann scored in two out of three encounters with the Albanian national team. Given the tight starting position in the group, the Bleus are condemned to victory. Any motivation problems are not expected this time despite the simple task.
Bet Tip: France wins (-1) and Griezmann to score