Albania vs Morocco: Match Preview and Prediction
Albania vs Morocco
Date: Wednesday; 31-August-2016
Kick-off: 20:00 UK
Venue: Loro Borici Stadium, Shkoder.
Albania surprised everyone by earning automatic qualification to the Euro 2016. They once again surprised by finishing their in the group behind France and Switzerland with a sole win over Romania. Now they fairytale has come to an end and they prepare for another mission impossible when they welcome Macedonia to the Loro Borici stadium at Shkoder on Sunday evening for the World Cup qualification fixture. In-order to test the squad for the competitive encounter they will be facing North African giants Morocco at the same venue on Wednesday evening.
Morocco will only resume their World Cup qualification campaign in October. They have an African Cup of nation’s qualification fixture against Sao Tome and Principe on September, but it has less significance as they have already booked their ticket to the tournament to be held in Gabon on January 2017. Morocco’s head-coach Herve Renard has called up 10 new faces to the squad for the friendly against Albania and the qualifier against Sao Tome.
Albania vs Morocco: Head-to-Head
This will be the first time Albania and Morocco will be meeting for a football match.
Albania vs Morocco: Predictions
Morocco are coming in good spirit after remaining unbeaten in their last five fixtures across all formats. They have won 4 and drawn 1 during the period. They lost just once in the last 7 away games and this is the reason why they are priced at the odds of 3.13 to win this international friendly against Albania.
While Albania have only one win in the last four matches played in their home ground. A victory against Oman, a draw against minnows Georgia and defeats to Serbia and Portugal. But Morocco despite their strong form are travelling with a relatively young and in-experienced squad. Albania have some exciting young talents in their squad and with a noisy home supporters behind them, they must not have any problems to come out with a win.
My prediction for this match is a narrow 1-0 win for the The Eagles and the odds of 2.37 is a tempting offer.
Albania vs Morocco: Betting Tips
Albania to win at 2.37
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50.