Turkey and Albania meet at Vodafone Arena, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). The record of recent direct confrontations between these two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 victory for each team in the last 2 games they played. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 5 wins and 1 loss, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 15 points won. In the last match, he won by (0-4) against Moldova, after in the previous match, having won by (1-2) at home with Andorra. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 home games, Turkey records 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. His defense has been very solid, since he only suffered goals in 1 of the last 6 matches, and his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency to have few goals, since 5 of the last 12 he played ended with less than 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home games for all competitions: he scored 6 of his 17 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Turkey comes to this match with a 0-4 victory on the trip to the Moldova arena, adding the second consecutive victory in this qualifying round: the goals were scored by Yusuf Yazici, Tosun (2) and Turuc. We emphasize that the Turks have won 5 of the 6 games played in this competition. In this game against Albania, coach Senol Günes should favor a style of ball possession and search for spaces on the flanks: Deniz Turuc is very fast and strong when he takes the ball towards the attack. Cenk Tosun must play in the attack front of Turkey, being the top gunner, with 4 goals scored. All equipment is available for this game.
After 3 wins and 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 9 points won. In the last match, he won by (4-2) at home against Iceland, after in the previous match, he lost by (4-1) away with France. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in his stadium, with 12 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last 6 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Albania won 2 and lost 4. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Albanian team comes to this motivated game, after a 4-2 home victory against Iceland, adding their third win in this qualifying round of the Euro 2020: their goals were scored by Cikalleshi, Dermaku, Roshi and Hysaj. On this trip to Turkey, coach Edoardo Reja must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to explore the opponent’s back. Striker Sokol Ciballeshi is Albania’s biggest star and top scorer, with 3 goals scored. The bad news for Albanians is the absence of Captain Hysaj, a player who is recovering from an injury.