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Saudi Arabia will face Albania in a pre-World Cup friendly game this week.
Saudi Arabia vs Albania: Top Free Betting Tips
Saudi Arabia are preparing for the World Cup and this game will be extremely important for the squad. Here are our predictions.
Both Teams To Score Prediction: No
Saudi Arabia are a curious national team. Their attack is extremely low-scoring – it has been like that since forever and it does not matter if it is a friendly or an official game. Saudi Arabia have had only two games with more than one goal in their last ten, for example, which truly is a unique case of defensive football. They had both teams scoring in only one of their last ten games, friendly or official. Albania have had more of those but generally, they also are not a high-scoring side.
Total Goals Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
Just like we do not expect to see goals from both sides, it should be more than obvious that this game should also have less than 2.5 goals. Albania had their fair share of overs recently but generally, the team had less than 3 goals in 5/10 most recent games and against bigger teams too. Saudi Arabia, in turn, have not had an over in 14 games in a row and we do not expect it in a friendly game.
Correct Score Prediction: 0:0 Draw
There is a good chance that we will see a draw in this friendly game. It is just that both teams have very weak attacks and solid defenses for this particular level of football. Saudi Arabia had two 0:0 draws in their last three friendly games in recent weeks and we expect the same against Albania, who have generally had 4 draws in their last six games overall.
Saudi Arabia vs Albania: Form, Recent Games, and News
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Saudi Arabia have been impressive over the past few years and it is no wonder that the team reached the World Cup after years of solid performances in the qualifiers. The squad for the World Cup will be decided after those final friendly games, so this match is more important for Saudi Arabia than it is for Albania, who will probably not even have a full squad here.
Albania have nothing to fight for in this match and we expect to see a squad comprised of second-team players and youngsters. Most of the European leagues are ongoing right now and the regular team cannot join for a mid-week friendly game. Therefore, if we were to predict the outcome of this game, it would be a minimal win for Saudi Arabia or a draw, as Albania will not be the same team we know in this game.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Saudi Arabia vs Albania
• Saudi Arabia have had less than 2.5 goals in 14 consecutive matches in all tournaments, including friendly international games.
• Saudi Arabia have had BTTS in 3 out of their last 15 games in all competitions.
• Albania have just one win in the last ten games in all competitions.
FAQs regarding Saudi Arabia vs Albania
Which team is the favorite to win this game?
The odds are not available yet but we envision that Saudi Arabia will be a favorite in this match.
Which side won the previous head-to-head game?
Saudi Arabia and Albania have never faced each other in history.
In which places are Saudi Arabia and Albania in the FIFA World Rankings?
Right now, Saudi Arabia are actually in front of Albania at 51st place while the Albanians are 66th.