France and Albania meet at Stade de France, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). The only recent head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 15‑06‑2016, and ended in a (2‑0) win by France. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Albania presents significant differences between home and away performances.
07 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group H – Round
Analysis of France
The home team is currently in the 1st position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate round, they have lost an away match against Turkey by (2‑0). In the last round, they have won an away match against Andorra by (0‑4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches France has won 9 and tied 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 4 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1.
France have already shown what they came for in these qualifiers and only a catastrophe can get them out of the next Euro. So far they’ve taken to the field three times and won every time, being in the lead, where he they not want to leave. The French are wildly the best in their group and this always gives them an advantage against their opponents. In the current round they will play in their own stadium and this is another plus point to go in search of another win. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
Analysis of Albania
The away team is currently in the 4th position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate round, they have lost an away match against Iceland by (1‑0). In the last round, they have won a home match against Moldova by (2‑0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses at their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 6 away matches Albania has won 2 and lost 4. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Albania are dreaming of a place in the upcoming Euro Cup, but they know it is not an easy win. Currently they are three points away from the qualifying zone and need to show consistency to achieve what they want. Of course in the current round things will be different, after all it will face a great opponent, but they can not surrender. They should show a cautious stance and bet on counterattacks, as this will have a chance of surprise. In this match the best players available will be on the field.