Italy vs Albania Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Italy vs Albania betting tips and predictions for their World Cup qualifier on Friday, March 24th which kicks off at 7:45pm at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo.
Italy are joint top with Spain in group G on 10 ten points. The Italians host Albania on Friday who sit in fourth on six points. Will Italy be able to justify why they are short priced favourites for this one?
Italy vs Albania Predictions
Italy are unbeaten in five since September and will be desperate for a win on Friday in an attempt to finish top of the group ahead of World Cup 2018. In their last qualifying match, the Italians beat Liechtenstein 4-0, and they will want a similar scoreline in this encounter to improve their goal difference. Albania have lost their last two qualifiers 2-0 and 3-0, and I think against Italy, the scoreline will be similar. My first Italy vs Albania betting tip for this World Cup qualifier is going to be Italy -1 handicap and it is best odds 4/5 with Paddy Power.
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Andrea Belotti has had an incredible season for Torino so far. The Italian has netted 22 goals in just 26 matches for the Serie A side and I expect him to play a part on Friday. Belotti has also scored three in his last three for the national side. For this match, I think Belotti will score first for my second Italy vs Albania prediction and the best odds are 31/10 with Bet Victor.
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Leonardo Spinazzola, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Roberto Gagliardini, Alex Meret, Simone Verdi and Sassuolo winger Matteo Politano have all been called up to the national squad for the first time, while Gabbiadini is recalled following his fine form for Southampton. Chiellini and Marchisio are not included in the squad.
There are no injury concerns for Albania.
Head to Head Stats
These sides have only met once, and it was the Italians who came out on top in a 1-0 win in a friendly back in 2014 thanks to an own goal.
Italy vs Albania Betting Odds
Italy are very short odds for this qualifier and it may not be worth betting on the Italians. You’ll find Italy priced up at around 1/4, while visitors Albania are around 16/1. The Italians drew with Germany last time out, and a draw here is valued at 11/2 with Bet365. Italy haven’t conceded in their last two outings, while Albania have conceded five goals in their last two. My final Italy vs Albania betting tip for this World Cup 2018 qualifying clash on Friday is going to be Italy to win to nil, and it is best valued at 4/6 with Coral.
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Italy vs Albania Betting Tips
Italy -1 Handicap – 4/5 with Paddy Power:
Belotti to score first – 31/10 with Bet Victor:
Italy to win to nil – 4/6 with Coral:
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