Austria national team host Albania team for a friendly match that will take place at Ernst Happel stadium on Saturday, March 26th.
Austria’s performance in the qualifiers came as pleasant surprise as they team won their group finishing above such teams as Russia, Sweden, Montenegro, Lichtenstein and Moldova. Austrians won 9 out of 10 matches and drew one, gaining 28 points from 30 possible. The hosts of the match had played 8 matches last year, taking 6 wins, one draw and one defeat. Austria are undefeated in last two years in home matches. The last 10 home clashes ended with 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses with 12-8 goal difference.
Albania national team is probably biggest sensation for entire qualifiers for Euro-2016 and the most unexpected participant of the final stage. Albanians finished second in the group with Portugal, Denmark, Serbia and Armenia behind Ronaldo’s team. They gained 14 points with 10-5 goal difference and took advantage of crisis in other teams. Albania are still among mediocre European teams but they have pretty successful away record with 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats in last 10 matches on the road and 13-5 goal difference in these games.
The head-to-head record between these teams consists of 6 matches and all of them were won by today’s hosts. They won’t settle for anything less than another victory in this match and there is big chance they can succeed.
Prediction for the match: Austria to win.