Albania vs PolandEuro 2024, KO: 19:45 Sep 10, 2023, Air Albania Stadium
Poland are still trying to get a firm grip in a tight Group E of the European Championship qualifiers as they travel to Albania on Sunday. The Albanians are having a solid campaign but have a poor record against the Poles, who are likely to come out on top once again.
Albania have caught the eye in Group E of the European Championship qualifiers as they are currently holding their own and challenging near the top of the standings. They are currently one point behind leaders Czech Republic having picked up two wins and a draw from five matches.
The Albanians are coming off a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic in their previous qualifying fixture. They fought back from a goal down with Nedim Bajrami’s second half effort earning them a share of the spoils.
Albania have been away for much of the qualifiers and Sunday’s clash will be only their second home fixture in the campaign. Sylvinho’s men were victorious in their previous fixture in front of their fans, claiming a 2-0 victory over Moldova.
Poland head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 2-0 victory over Faroe Islands in their previous qualifying fixture. The needed time to find their rhythm with a late brace from Robert Lewandowski earning them all three points.
It has not been a particularly smooth qualifying campaign for Poland, who have claimed three wins and suffered two defeats from their five matches so far. Fernando Santos’ men are third on the table, two points of the pace.
The good news for Poland is that no one is running away with it in the group and they can go top of the standings with a win on Sunday. However, their record on their travels has been poor having lost their two away matches in the qualifiers.
How the bookies view it
Poland have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 23/20 by William Hill to claim the win. A victory for Albania is valued at 13/5 by BoyleSports while 10bet is offering odds of 9/4 for a draw.
Head to head
Poland have never lost to Albania with nine wins and two draws from 11 previous meetings. They have already beaten the Albanians un these qualifiers, picking up a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in March.
Players to watch
Robert Lewandowski remains the biggest attacking threat for Poland and is coming off a brace in his last appearance. The striker often has support from Arkadiusz Milik and both men can ensure the Poles produce over 0.5 goals at 1/3 with William Hill.
Poland have not conceded in the last two meeting with Albania and will be targeting another shutout on Sunday. Jan Bednarek remains pivotal in the heart of the Polish defence and can lead the team to another clean sheet at 7/5 with 10bet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Poland have won to nil in the last two meetings with Albania and could be set for a similar outcome at 5/2 with BetVictor. Given the quality in the Polish attack, a -1 handicap can also be considered at 7/2 with Paddy Power.
With Poland often taking a while to find their rhythm, the second half could be tipped to produce the most goals at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
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