Albania vs PolandWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Oct 12, 2021, Air Albania Stadium
Poland have second spot in their sights as they travel to the Air Albania Stadium for a 2022 World Cup qualifying Group I clash with Albania. The hosts have impressed in the qualifiers and can make things difficult for Poland who have been in good form lately.
Albania claimed a 1-0 victory over Hungary in their previous qualifying fixture. They had more of the chances in a closely fought encounter and secured the win through Armando Broja's effort late in the second half.
It is now three straight wins for Albania, who are having a solid campaign in Group I. They are currently second on the table, just one point behind Poland and will need to continue their fine winning run to hold on to the playoff spot.
One problem for manager Edoardo Reja is that Albania tend to struggle against the top sides in Europe. They were beaten 4-1 by Poland in the reverse fixture while also losing 2-0 at home to England with a 3-1 defeat to the Czech Republic also in the mix.
Poland were rampant in their previous qualifying fixture as they claimed a 5-0 victory over San Marino. They had five different goalscorers with Krzysztof Piatek, Adam Buska and Karol Swiderski all among the goals.
The Poles are giving a good chase in the race for second place and are unbeaten in their last four qualifying matches. Paulo Sousa's men have claimed three wins in that run, the biggest of which was a 7-1 victory over San Marino.
Poland have plenty of quality in attack and are the leading scorers in Group I with 24 goals from seven matches. However, they often suffer from the odd lapse of concentration at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in their last five qualifying matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Poland have never lost to Albania with seven wins and two draws from nine previous matches. They also claimed a 4-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Striker Armando Broja has impressed for Albania, scoring in his last three international appearances. The hosts have scored in their last five qualifying matches and with the likes of Myrto Uzuni and Rey Manaj also featuring in attack, that run is likely to continue at 12/25 with Vbet.
Poland also have plenty of quality in attack with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Adam Buska and Krzysztof Piatek all among the goals throughout the qualifiers. The Poles have scored in every match in Group I and could be tipped to once again find the net at 26/100 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Albania and Poland have plenty of quality in attack and both teams could be tipped to score at 19/20 with Sport Nation. There have been over 4.5 goals in three of Poland’s last four matches and a similar outcome is priced at 42/5 with SBK while over 3.5 goals is valued at 18/5 with BetVictor.
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