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Scotland vs Albania Prediction

September 9, 2018

Looking at Scotland vs Albania Prediction, Scotland play host to Albania at Hampden Park. 

 

Scotland manager, Alex McLeish will face his first international match in the League of Nations against Albania, but, because his team is in poor condition, this will be a very difficult match for him.


McLeish must be worried now, because Scotland were battered in the match against Belgium. His team only won once in five matches under his leadership.


Furthermore, their last friendly match against Belgium yesterday, which ended in a 0-4 defeat, will certainly affect the Scottish players, especially since the match itself was held at Hampden Park.


Even so, there is real strength in the Scottish squad. Their left-back position is filled by Keiran Tierney, and their newly appointed captain, Andy Robertson can be described as a top-class player. In addition, John McGinn has also made a great start to his career at Aston Villa. While experienced players like Ryan Fraser are quality players who compete in the Premier League. Not to mention, there are still young Manchester United players, Scot McTominay. If Alex McLeish can find a way to maximize these players, then there is still the possibility of his team not to achieve disappointing results in this match.

 

Meanwhile, Scotland's opponents this time, Albania are a team that is 24th in the ranking from Scotland in the FIFA World rankings, and also has fluctuations with their recent performances.

 

In recent months, they have been beaten by Kosovo and Ukraine, with 3-0 and 4-1 scores respectively. On the other hand, they managed to defeat teams like Turkey and Israel.

 

In their first match in this event, they beat Israel 1-0. Their midfielder, Xhaka, namely Taulant, became the Albanian hero in the game because of a goal he created. Keep in mind, Taulant is now playing for Swiss club Basel.

 

Albania itself is a team that also has quality players in it. They have players who compete in Serie A with Atlanta, Napoli and Lazio, which fact can mean that this match will be a difficult match for Scotland.

 

Albania are the type of team that frustrates opponents and tries to maximize the opportunities they get on the front lines, the kind of game the Scottish coach doesn't want to face when playing in front of his team fans who are frustrated.

 

Scotland have the quality to score, but their current defense still has many problems. Therefore, it is not impossible if both teams will both score goals in the match later.

 

Now Scotland does not seem to have the confidence to win, so a 1-1 draw seems to be at the end of the game, a result that makes Albania quite happy and makes Scotland get more questions from various parties.

 

Scotland vs Albania head to head
11/18/18 UNL Albania 02: 45 Scotland 
11/09/18 UNL Scotland 01:45 Albania

 

Scotland's last 5 matches
24/03/18 FRI Scotland 0-1 Costa Rica 
28/03/18 FRI Hungary 0-1 Scotland

05/18/18 FRI Peru 2-0 Scotland

03/06/18 FRI Mexico 1-0 Scotland 
08 / 09/18 FRI Scotland 0 - 4 Belgium

 

Albania's last 5 matches
11/14/17 FRI Turkey 2 - 3 Albania 
27/03/18 FRI Albania 0 - 1 Norway 
30/05/18 FRI Albania 0 - 3 Kosovo 
03/06/18 FRI Albania 1 - 4 Ukraine 
08 / 09/18 UNL Albania 1 - 0 Israel

 

Possible line up

Scotland: C. Gordon, C. Mulgrew, A. Robertson, J. Souttar, K. Tierney, S. McTominay, S. Armstrong, C. McGregor, R. Fraser, J. McGinn, L. Griffiths

Albania: T. Strakosha, F. Veseli, E. Hysaj, B. Djimsiti, E. Binaku, J. Hyka, M. Basha, L. Memushaj, T. Xhaka, E. Gavazaj, S. Guri

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