Czech Republic vs Albania Predictions
The Czech Republic do their best work at home when it comes to EURO qualifiers. It’s been a very long time since Albania caused damage to a top-tier European team, so a home win is the best bet.
Head to Head
This is going to be the second head to head encounter between the Czech Republic and Albania.
The Czechs won the first clash 3-1 in July 2021 (a friendly match).
Czech Republic Form
Even though they slipped against the underdogs Moldova, the Czech Republic are still in a great position to qualify for the upcoming EURO 2024. They grabbed seven points from the first three games.
Their campaign started with a commanding 3-1 victory against Poland, followed by a goalless draw against Moldova. The Czech Republic were victorious against the Faroe Islands 3-0 in their most recent contest.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s side defeated Montenegro 4-1 in June in a friendly match as a preparation for upcoming competitive matches.
Czech Republic Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Tomáš Vaclík, Tomáš Koubek, Jiří Pavlenka
Defenders: David Zima, Patrizio Stronati, Jakub Brabec, Jaroslav Zelený, Jakub Jugas
Midfielders: Michal Sadílek, Jaromír Zmrhal, David Douděra, Lukáš Provod, Lukáš Sadílek, Tomáš Souček (captain)
Forwards: Adam Hložek, Mojmír Chytil, Václav Černý, Jan Matoušek
Albania also had a solid start to the EURO 2024 qualifiers, collecting six points from their opening three games.
They were defeated in the opening duel by Poland 1-0, but successfully returned to winning ways by beating Moldova 2-0 and the Faroe Islands 3-1. Nedim Bajrami has been the key player so far with two goals and one assist.
The Red and Blacks qualified for the European Championship just once so far in 2016 and didn’t pass the group stages.
Albania Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (captain), Thomas Strakosha, Elhan Kastrati
Defenders: Elseid Hysaj, Berat Gjimshiti, Frédéric Veseli, Ardian Ismajli, Arlind Ajeti, Enea Mihaj, Iván Balliu, Mario Mitaj
Midfielders: Odise Roshi, Ylber Ramadani, Keidi Bare, Klaus Gjasula, Qazim Laçi, Nedim Bajrami, Kristjan Asllani
Forwards: Sokol Cikalleshi, Myrto Uzuni, Taulant Seferi, Ernest Muçi, Jasir Asani, Mirlind Daku, Arbnor Muja