Iceland vs Albania Match Info
Date: Saturday June 8 2019
Kick-off time: 2.00pm BST
Iceland vs Albania Head-To-Head Record
5 previous matches
September 10 2013: Iceland 2-1 Albania
October 12 2012: Albania 1-2 Iceland
March 31 2004: Albania 2-1 Iceland
May 26 1991: Albania 1-0 Iceland
May 30 1990: Iceland 2-0 Albania
Iceland vs Albania Stats
- Iceland have won only one of their last 17 matches
- Albania have drawn just three of their latest 32 games
- A clean sheet has been kept in all of Albania’s last eight matches
Iceland vs Albania Match Preview
Iceland are no longer the force they were at Euro 2016, but could boost their chances of contesting the continental championship finals again with a home victory against Albania.
The North Atlantic minnows stunned Europe when they knocked out Austria, Hungary and England to reach the European Championship quarter-finals and also made it to last year’s World Cup, yet their fortunes have nosedived over the past 18 months.
The only teams Iceland have beaten since the turn of 2018 are Indonesia and Andorra, and they find themselves in a very difficult qualification pool for Euro 2020 along with Turkey, Albania and world champions France, plus makeweights Moldova and Andorra.
However, this looks a good opportunity for Erik Hamren’s side to start getting themselves back on track against an Albania side who generally struggle to score goals when up against all but the weakest teams.
In five of their last seven games, Albania have drawn a blank and they also look to have regressed from the standards they were setting when they too qualified for Euro 2016, albeit they bowed out at the initial hurdle in France.
Albania do not generally do draws, as the stats above reveal, so this is likely to result in a victory for one of these teams – and we will take a chance that Iceland can give former Sweden manager Hamren his first win as their coach.
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Iceland vs Albania Betting Tips
Iceland to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 21/20 with bet365
Draw HT/Iceland FT @ 10/3 with William Hill