MATCH PREVIEW: ALBANIA 0-4 SCOTLAND (UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE) FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, NOVEMBER 17

ALBANIA v SCOTLAND (UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE) FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY

League: UEFA Nations League – League D – Round 5
Match: 20:45 Albania – Scotland

ALBANIA v SCOTLAND (UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE)

MATCH PREVIEW

Scotland journey to Shkodër knowing they can clinch promotion if they pick up a positive result here, and then beat Israel in their following match. This is Albania’s final UEFA Nations League (UNL) group game, and defeat for the hosts would relegate them to League D.
Albania come into this having won two of their last five competitive home matches (W2, L3), including a 1-0 victory over Israel in their only UNL home game to date. Used to seeing deciding goals, Albania fans last witnessed a home draw in a competitive fixture back in October 2014, with six of the last ten games in that category being decided by a one-goal margin (W4, L6).
A disappointing defeat in Israel denied Scotland top spot, in what was their sixth loss this year (W2, L6 – including friendlies). On foreign soil it doesn’t look much better, with six losses in the Scots’ last ten (W3, D1, L6), with both teams scoring in only three of those.
There is hope for the visitors however, with Scotland teams managing to hit the net in eight successive competitive fixtures, and scoring two or more goals in five of them. Their 2-0 win over Albania in the reverse UNL encounter (September 2018) also falls within that sequence.
Players to watch: Atalanta defender Berat Djimsiti scored an own goal in the reverse fixture and will look to make amends here. With Steven Naismith injured, MLS star Johnny Russell could be Scotland’s main attacking threat.
Stat attack: Scotland have kept just two clean sheets in their last ten away games.
In their last five competitive fixtures, Albania received an average of 2.80 yellow cards per match.
Scotland have averaged 1.20 team goals per match over their last ten away games.
Albania, meanwhile, have scored an average of just 0.60 goals per match over their last ten home games.

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Albania – Scotland Betting Picks

Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals | Average odds: 1.56 | Bookmaker: Bwin | Result: 0:4 WIN!!!