June 12, 2022 Sports Betting
On Monday evening, Albania and Estonia will play a friendly at the Air Albania Stadium to conclude their summer of international fixtures.
It means the two nations will take a break from their respective UEFA Nations League campaigns, which have seen mixed results in recent weeks.
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Because both countries are in three-team groups instead of four in the 2022 Nations League, they have only played two games in the league this summer.
Albania has had a terrible start to their campaign, with a 1-1 draw in Iceland followed by a 2-1 loss to Israel on home soil on Friday evening.
Following an outstanding first-half effort, in-demand Chelsea striker Armando Broja got Edoardo Reja’s team off to a flying start with a goal from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime.
The Israelis, on the other hand, reclaimed control in the second half, and by the 73rd minute, Manor Solomon’s brace had turned the game around.
In the 2022 tournament, the visitors have won back-to-back games against San Marino and Malta, leaving Thomas Haberli’s squad in control of their own destiny as they seek promotion from Group D2.
Despite having little possession of the ball on Thursday in Malta, Estonia was clinical in control, taking all three points with a Henri Anier goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the second half.
When Haberli’s squad returns to Nations League action in September, they will be expected to perform well, and they, like their hosts on Monday, will be hoping to end the June internationals on a high note when they visit Albania.
In a game in which Lionel Messi stole the show by scoring all five goals to set many records, the 5-0 loss to Argentina on June 5 served as a reminder of the difficulties of facing a step-up in quality.
Estonia won’t have to face the Argentinian wizard on Monday, but they will be put to the test against a good Albanian team, albeit one that has been struggling of late, and it will be a chance that the visitors will appreciate.
Albania, despite a recent poor run of form, still has a lot of talent in their ranks after a very successful previous year or so.
It’s unknown how they’ll approach this friendly, but they should be able to easily overcome a weaker Estonian squad to complete their June international schedule.