Italy vs Albania: betting odds 15 Jun 2024

Matchday 1 in Group B of Euro 2024. Italy vs Albania. The game kicks off on June 15 at 20:00 (BST) at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. Italy – Albania: Prediction and betting odds, statistics for the Euro 2024 match.

Potential line-ups for Italy vs Albania

Italy (5-2-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma – Alessandro Bastoni, Federico Dimarco, Alessandro Buongiorno, Matteo Darmian, Andrea Cambiaso – Jorginho, Bryan Cristante – Federico Chiesa, Davide Frattesi, Cianluca Scamacca.

Albania (4-3-3): Etrit Berisha – Mario Mitaj, Arlind Ajeti, Ardian Ismajli, Iván Balliu – Nedim Bajrami, Klaus Gjasula, Kristjan Asllani – Arbër Hoxha, Jasir Asani, Armando Broja.

Italy

Italy qualified for their 11th European Championship only in the last round of the qualifying campaign. They finished ahead of Ukraine only on tiebreakers. The national side has constantly participated in the European Championships since 1996. In this period, they have been runner-ups on two occasions. Italy finally won the title for the second time in 2021 (the first title was won in 1968). In their two friendly games played prior to Euro 2024 Italy didn’t concede a goal: Turkey (0:0) Bosnia and Herzegovina (1:0).

 

The Italian top scorer Ciro Immobile (17 goals) will miss Euro 2024. Manuel Locatelli will miss the tournament too. They were not included in the squad following the decision taken by Luciano Spalletti, who became the head coach during the qualifying campaign.

 

  • At least 3 goals have been scored in 4 out of the last 5 UEFA Euro qualification games Italy have played.
  • Both teams have scored in 6 out of the last 8 official games Italy have played.
  • Italy have scored the first goal in 6 out of their 7 official games.

Albania

Sylvinho became the head coach of the national side prior to the start of the Euro 2024 qualification tournament. Albania managed to qualify for the final stage with only 4 goals conceded in their 8 games (only France and Portugal performed better). This is going to be the second Euro for Albania. The first time they participated in this tournament was in 2016. Albania failed to reach the knockout stage back then. The national side has won the following opponents in the friendly games played in June: Liechtenstein (3:0) and Azerbaijan (3:1).


One of the top scorers of the Albanian side Sokol Cikalleshi retired in May. He scored 13 goals, playing for his national team.

 

  • A maximum of 2 goals have been scored in 7 out of the last 9 official games Albania have played. The same result was seen in all three games Albania played in the Euro 2016 group stage.
  • Albania have scored in 6 out of their last 7 Euro 2024 qualification games.
  • The opponents of the Albanian side have never had an over 1-goal lead in the last 13 official games Albania have played.

Italy vs Albania Prediction

Albania are considered the main outsiders of this group. It is expected that Italy, Spain and Croatis will do their best to easily beat this side. It can help if tiebreakers will be involved to determine teams to advance to the knockout phase.

 

Albania had quite average opponents in their qualifying campaign. They have played against some top teams on 4 occasions in the last 6 years. Albania faced England (both games lost 0:5 and 0:2) and France (0:2 and 1:4).

 

Italy are supposed to win the game with at least a 2-goal lead. This is how Italy started their two previous European Championships. They beat Turkey (3:0) in 2021 and Belgium (2:0) in 2016.

 

Our prediction is Italy -1 at 3/5 .

 

 

Betting tips 15 Jun 2024

Luciano Spalletti replaced Roberto Mancini as head coach during the Euro2024 qualifying campaign. After that, Italy only lost 1 game, taking 4 points of the 6 possible in the games versus Ukraine, which was important for taking second position. In June, Italy have proven they have a strong defensive line. They have ended their game versus Turkey in a goalless draw and beaten Bosnia and Herzegovina (1:0) with 2.44 xG in total for 180 minutes.

This is only third European Championship in Albanian history. Their qualification was a surprise, but let’s be honest, they were lucky enough to see their rivals Czechia and Sweden, in crisis. Albania were beaten by Chile (0:3) and Sweden (0:1) in March. They’ve won their recent friendlies but it can’t be taken for real as the level of the opponents was too low. They’ve beaten Liechtenstein (3:0) and Azerbaijan (3:1).

Italy have to be focused even on this game as they’re about to struggle for the first two positions with Spain and Croatia. Italy haven’t been perfect recently, but they are still dangerous.

The defensive line of the Italian side is pretty strong. Albania will hardly be able to score a goal. Italy have Scamacca, Frattesi and Chiesa to score at least twice and win the game.

Betting prediction
Italy -1
Cf
Odds
67/100
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Italy vs Albania Odds

Bookmaker 1 X 2 U 2.5 O 2.5
8/25
15/4
9/1
77/100
19/20
7/20
15/4
17/2
4/5
1/1
7/20
15/4
9/1
77/100
1/1
9/25
7/2
8/1
4/5
1/1
33/100
7/2
10/1
3/4
21/20
7/20
18/5
11/1
73/100
1/1

Bonuses

EURO 2024: previous matches of the tournament

Italy
The team is yet to play this season
Albania
The team is yet to play this season

H2H: Italy — Albania

Friendlies 2022
16.11.22
Albania
Italy
World Cup 2018 Qualification
09.10.17
Albania
Italy
0
:
1
24.03.17
Italy
Albania
2
:
0
Friendlies 2014
18.11.14
Italy
Albania
1
:
0

Group stage

Group B
Team
Played
Matches played
W
D
L
Goals
Goals
Points
Points
1
Spain
  1:0 3:0 1:0 3 3 0 0
5:0
9
2
Italy
0:1   1:1 2:1 3 1 1 1
3:3
4
3
Croatia
0:3 1:1   2:2 3 0 2 1
3:6
2
4
Albania
0:1 1:2 2:2   3 0 1 2
3:5
1
Third in their group
Team
Played
Matches played
Wins
W
Draws
D
Losses
L
Goals
Goals
Points
Points
1
Netherlands
3 1 1 1 4:4 4
2
Georgia
3 1 1 1 4:4 4
3
Slovakia
3 1 1 1 3:3 4
4
Slovenia
3 0 3 0 2:2 3
5
Hungary
3 1 0 2 2:5 3
6
Croatia
3 0 2 1 3:6 2

Team lineups

Italy

Luciano Spalletti
coach
Player Matches Goals
Line-up
Gianluigi Donnarumma
gk. 62 -49
Giovanni Di Lorenzo
df. 35 3
Alessandro Bastoni
df. 23 1
Federico Dimarco
df. 19 2
Riccardo Calafiori
df. 2 0
Jorginho
mf. 54 5
Nicolò Barella
mf. 53 9
Lorenzo Pellegrini
mf. 30 6
Davide Frattesi
mf. 15 5
Federico Chiesa
fw. 47 7
Gianluca Scamacca
fw. 16 1
Substitutes
Alex Meret
gk. 3 -2
Guglielmo Vicario
gk. 2 -1
Matteo Darmian
df. 43 2
Gianluca Mancini
df. 13 0
Alessandro Buongiorno
df. 4 0
Andrea Cambiaso
df. 4 0
Federico Gatti
df. 3 0
Bryan Cristante
mf. 40 2
Stephan El Shaarawy
mf. 31 7
Mattia Zaccagni
mf. 5 0
Nicolò Fagioli
mf. 3 0
Raoul Bellanova
mf. 2 0
Michael Ijemuan Folorunsho
mf. 1 0
Giacomo Raspadori
fw. 28 6
Mateo Retegui
fw. 8 4
Will not play
Francesco Acerbi
df. 34 1
Giorgio Scalvini
df. 8 0
Riccardo Orsolini
fw. 7 2
Samuele Ricci
mf. 2 0
Ivan Provedel
gk. 0 0
Albania

Sylvinho
coach
Player Matches Goals
Line-up
Thomas Strakosha
gk. 28 -33
Elseid Hysaj
df. 83 2
Berat Djimsiti
df. 57 1
Arlind Ajeti
df. 25 1
Mario Mitaj
df. 13 0
Ylber Ramadani
mf. 35 1
Nedim Bajrami
mf. 23 4
Kristjan Asllani
mf. 20 2
Armando Broja
fw. 21 5
Taulant Seferi
fw. 19 3
Jasir Asani
fw. 13 4
Substitutes
Etrit Berisha
gk. 80 -77
Elhan Kastrati
gk. 1 -1
Ardian Ismajli
df. 38 2
Enea Mihaj
df. 19 0
Marash Kumbulla
df. 19 0
Iván Balliu
df. 13 0
Naser Aliji
df. 13 0
Amir Abrashi
mf. 50 1
Klaus Gjasula
mf. 28 0
Qazim Laçi
mf. 27 3
Medon Berisha
mf. 1 0
Rey Manaj
fw. 33 7
Ernest Muci
fw. 10 3
Mirlind Daku
fw. 5 1
Arber Hoxha
fw. 4 0
Will not play
Simon Simoni
gk. 0 0

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