In Group 2, Albania was originally scheduled to face Russia. Sanctions against Russia prevent them from participating in the UEFA Nations League. This weekend, Albania will meet Iceland in their first UEFA Nations League match.

There have been seven previous meetings between Iceland and Albania across all competitions. Four wins, zero defeats, and three losses for Iceland in the head-to-head series.

In 2019’s European Championship qualifying, Iceland faced Iceland. The two-game series ended in a tie, with the host team taking both victories. In March, Iceland’s team was ranked as low as No. 63 in the world under coach Arnar Viarsson.

Last 18 months haven’t been nice for Iceland. We’ve had our fill of Euro 2016’s euphoria. Iceland has won just two of its last fifteen games. Iceland has lost all five of their games so far in 2022. After conceding an early goal against Israel, they fought back to earn a 2-2 draw.

órir Jóhann Helgason opened the scoring for Lecce after 42 minutes, and Arnór Sigursson put CSKA Moscow ahead after 53 minutes. With just seven minutes remaining, Israel scored an equalizer to draw the game level.

Iceland vs Albania – Betting Analysis

Albania has had a bumpy ride over the past 18 months. Six of the team’s last fourteen games have ended in victories under the guidance of coach Edy Reja. However, the team’s last five matches have yielded only one victory. A two-match winless run awaits Albania when they take on Iceland.

There is only one Albanian player on the squad. Players from Italy, Turkey, Spain, and elsewhere make up the rest of the team. Torino’s Etrit Berisha, the team’s goalie, will serve as captain.

Roma defender Marash Kumbulla will be an important part of the defense for the Red Bulls. Birkir Bjarnason of Iceland is expected to be the center of the midfield. He has appeared in 108 games for the national team.

Attacker Andri Gujohnsen is most likely to get the nod. Eidur Gujohnsen, son of former Iceland national team great Eidur Gujohnsen, is a Real Madrid Castilla player who is just 20 years old.

Iceland vs Albania – Head -to -Head

Iceland vs Albania

Our Prediction: Over 1.5 goals

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