Preview:International Friendly -- Wales VS Albania

International Friendly - Wales VS Albania

Match Time: 05-06-2021 21:30 Saturday

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Match Preview

In this round of International Friendly, Wales will play against Albania at home.Wales can take plenty of encouragement from their performance against France on Wednesday, despite the fact that Page's side suffered a three-goal defeat to the Euro 2020 favourites.Neco Williams was sent off in the 25th minute of the friendly following a handball, and it was always going to be an uphill task from that moment against one of the finest international sides in world football.Wales will open their European Championships against Switzerland on June 12 before also taking on Turkey and Italy in Group A, with all four sides capable of making an impression in the section.The Dragons enjoyed an excellent Euro 2016, as they reached the semi-finals of the competition before losing to Portugal, who overcame France in the final courtesy of an extra-time effort from Eder.Wales have shown that they have what it takes to compete at this level, and Saturday's clash with Albania will be another valuable exercise for the national side ahead of the start of the championships.Albania coach Edoardo Reja pictured on March 28, 2021

 

Albania, meanwhile, qualified for Euro 2016 - being eliminated in the group stages - but they will not be present at this summer's championships, having finished fourth in Group H, losing five of their 10 matches.The Red and Blacks have made a positive start to their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign, though, picking up six points from their three matches to sit third in Group I behind England and Hungary.Albania have actually won five of their last six matches in all competitions, while they have lost just one of their last eight matches during a strong run of form.Edoardo Reja's side have not been in action since recording a 2-0 win over San Marino at the end of March, with Rey Manaj and Myrto Uzuni on the scoresheet for the visitors.Albania's last friendly brought a 2-1 win over Kosovo in November 2020, while they recorded a 1-0 victory over Wales when the two national teams locked horns in a friendly in November 2018.

 

Wales possible starting lineup:Ward; Roberts, Rodon, Mepham, Davies; Morrell, Allen, Ramsey; H Wilson, Bale, James.

 

Albania possible starting lineup:Sherri; Ajeti, Djimsiti, Veseli; Laci, Abrashi, Ramadani, Bare, Lenjani; Manaj; Cikalleshi.

 

Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.67-3.40-5.00, the 1x2 live odds are 1.65-3.40-5.25. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.92-0.89-0.96. Therefore, draw is expected in this game.

 

Goalooin Prediction:

Wales (55.57%)

Draw (26.97%)

Albania (17.46%)

 

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