Match Preview: Andorra 0-1 Albania Predictions and Betting Tips 25.03.2021

Andorra – Albania Predictions & Tips For Today, March 25, 2021.

League: World Cup – Qualification
Match: 20:45 Andorra – Albania
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

Match Preview

  • After over a decade in charge of minnows Andorra, manager Koldo has won just three games (W3, D12, L68). Consequently, Andorran hopes won’t be high for a World Cup finals debut this time around after winning just one of their last 30 qualifiers (WCQ – W1, D1, L28), whilst conceding a whopping 92 goals in the process (3.07 per match on average).
  • It’s more likely to be a case of damage limitation for Andorra, who have also failed to win on home soil in the UEFA Nations League (UNL) despite playing lower-ranked nations similar to themselves (D4, L2). Subsequently, defeat is expected here vs #66 ranked Albania, and it could be a heavy one considering six of Andorra’s seven competitive home defeats since October 2017 produced a 2+ goal margin.
  • Albania enter this in high spirits following their promotion to League B of the UNL (W3, D2, L1). However victory is imperative if Albania are to have any chance of qualification given the quality of nations in this group, but they will be wary as they conceded twice vs Andorra in their last EURO qualifying campaign – two of only three goals Andorra scored during that campaign!
  • Topically, Albania haven’t conceded in any of their last five away games vs UEFA nations ranked outside FIFA’s top 100 (W3, D2), with all victories producing a 2+ goal margin – albeit their last two such trips ended goalless. Impressively, Albania are currently on their longest ever run without conceding in competitive away action (360 minutes).
  • Players to watch: Defender Cristian Martínez Alejo scored both of Andorra’s all-time goals vs Albania, one in each half during their most recent clash (2-2). As for Albania, Sokol Cikalleshi scored half of their goals in their recent UNL promotion campaign (four goals), and struck for club side Konyaspor last time out.
  • Hot stat: Andorra have failed to score in 19 of their last 21 WCQ matches.
Head-to-head matches: ANDORRA – ALBANIA
14.11.19 EUR Albania Andorra 2 : 2
25.03.19 EUR Andorra Albania 0 : 3
02.06.10 FI Albania Andorra 1 : 0
17.04.02 FI Andorra Albania 2 : 0