France vs Albania Match Info
Date: Saturday September 7 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Stade de France
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain)
France vs Albania Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
June 15 2016: France 2-0 Albania
June 13 2015: Albania 1-0 France
November 14 2014: France 1-1 Albania
Total head-to-head matches played: 7
France wins: 5
Albania wins: 1
France vs Albania Stats
- A clean sheet has been kept in five of the seven previous meetings between these countries
- Albania have only scored one goal in their four away matches against France
- France have won their last three home games to nil
France vs Albania Match Preview
France cannot afford to take anything for granted in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign and must leave nothing to chance when they face Albania at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Being world champions does not give Les Bleus a divine right to take part at next summer’s tournament and approaching the halfway stage of the qualification process, they are in a battle to get out of Group H.
The likelihood is that two from three will advance, the other pair being Turkey and Iceland, with all of the trio currently on nine points from four matches – and as none have booked a play-off place via the Nations League, one could miss out altogether come November.
The situation is far from critical for France at this stage, but after a 2-0 defeat in Turkey they cannot afford to slip up when hosting Albania – who are only three points behind and not completely out of the mix themselves if they can pull off a couple of strong results.
Albania contested Euro 2016 in France and lost 2-0 to Didier Deschamps’ side after a couple of very late goals during the group stage, since when they appear to have regressed.
Although France have lost several players to injury here including Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and N’Golo Kante, they should still be comfortably too strong as they aim to take control of this group with a match against Andorra to come on Tuesday.
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France vs Albania Betting Tips
France to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 19/20 with Coral
Albania +3 on the handicap @ 4/5 with Coral