Albania and Iceland meet at Elbasan Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Albania presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 4th position, with 6 points won. In the last match, he lost by (4‑1) against France, after in the previous match, having won by (2‑0) at home with Moldova. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 matches they record 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 home games Albania records 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of their last 10 matches ended with Under 1,5 goals and 7 in 10 ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback.
Albania arrives demotivated to this match after a 4-1 defeat at home against France. Therefore, the home team is going through a less good period, since it has lost three of the last five games. The home team generally acts in a 5-3-2, favoring fast transitions. For that, you can count on the speed of Balaj and Uzuni. Keep in mind that one of the best players in Albania is the right side of Napoli Elseid Hysaj.
After 4 wins and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 12 points won. In the last match, they won by (3-0) at home against Moldova, after in the previous match, they won by (2-1) at home with Turkey. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Iceland won 2, drew 3 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of their last 12 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback.
Iceland is motivated for this match, after a 3-0 victory at home against Moldova: Sigpórsson, Bjarnason and Bodvarsson scored the victory goals. Therefore, the visitor formation seems to be going through a good moment of form, with three consecutive victories. The visiting team generally acts in a 4-4-2, favoring fast transitions. For that, you can count on the ability to complete Sigthórsson and Bodvarsson. It should be noted that the selection of Iceland is a selection that presents some quality.