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Albania meet Italy for an international friendly fixture at the Air Albania Stadium on Wednesday, November 16th. Italy are favourites to record a comfortable win in Tirana? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Albania vs Italy – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Italy make the short hop east to Albania for a mid-season international friendly match on Wednesday. Can the Azzurri come out on top? Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.
Italy to Win
Italy have no World Cup to prepare for and instead, the Azzurri have two friendly matches lined up with their trip to play Albania on Wednesday their first port of call. Fresh from topping a tough Nations League group ahead of Hungary, England and Germany, the Italians should have renewed confidence even if they will be watching the tournament in Qatar from afar. Albania meanwhile, have yet to win at home this year and they should struggle to match the Italians’ class in Tirana. Everything points to an away victory here.
Under 2.5 Goals
Victories are generally elusive beasts for Albania, though The Eagles are usually well-drilled enough from a tactical perspective to avoid heavy beatings. Indeed, 70% of their last ten assignments have featured two or fewer goals and we expect the Albanians to dig in defensively again on Wednesday. A glut of goals for the visiting Italians feels unlikely then in what promises to be a low-key match with little riding on the result and as such, bettors should consider backing under 2.5 goals to rattle the net again.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Albania vs Italy
View our list of the best stats for Wednesday’s game below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.
Albania vs Italy Team News & Injuries
Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Wednesday’s international tussle between Albania and Italy below.
Albania Predicted Lineup
Sokol Cikalleshi, Bekim Balaj and Frédéric Veseli were all omitted from Albania's squad for their upcoming friendlies. There isn't a single uncapped player in The Eagles' selection. Chelsea starlet Armando Broja will be determined to make an impact against big-name opposition this week.
Predicted Lineup for Albania: Berisha – Balliu, Ismajli, Hysaj, Djimsiti, Lenjani – Abrashi, Roshi, Bajrami – Uzuni, Broja
Italy Predicted Lineup
Emerson Palmieri, Rafael Tolo, Cristiano Biraghi, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Ciro Immobile and Domenico Berardi are all out injured and are unavailable for Italy. Roberto Mancini named ten players with one or fewer caps in his squad and a number of players will hope to feature for Italy for the first time this week.
Predicted Lineup for Italy: Donnarumma – Bonucci, Bastoni, Acerbi – Di Lorenzo, Verratti, Tonali, Di Marco – Chiesa, Politano, Raspadori
Albania vs Italy Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Where will Wednesday’s game be played?
The Air Albania Stadium will host Albania’s clash with Italy this week.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 19:45 BST.
Is this fixture being shown live on TV?
Viewers in the UK cannot watch Albania vs Italy live on TV.