Albania will face Switzerland in the second match of Euro 2016 at Stade Bollaert-Delelis Lens on Saturday.
Ranked 15th in the FIFA ranking, Switzerland have to be ready right from the start knowing that any slip might hurt them in latter stage of group stage knowing that powerful teams like France and Romania are also on the same pool.
Meanwhile Albania seems to be a weakest team in the group. They are a team with low experience in the major International Competition, but on a day they are capable of pulling a shock victory on their side.
Match: Albania Vs Switzerland (European Championship, Group Stage, Game 2)
Date and Time: Saturday, 11 June 2016, 1:00 pm [GMT]
Venue: France, Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens
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Albania Vs Switzerland: Form guide
In the last six games, Albania has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. Their last two win was against Luxembourg and Qatar. Meanwhile Switzerland who is considered as dark horses of the tournament, has been shaky in last couple of matches. They have lost 4 of their 6 matches and have won 2. They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six games while their last victory came against 2–1 victory against Moldova.
Albania Vs Switzerland Head to Head
These two sides have met 6 times in the past. Switzerland are victorious on most occasions having won 5 out of 6 and drawn 1.
Albania and Switzerland have never faced before in Euro Championship, but they have played two matches in Euro qualification match in 2002 and 2003 which resulted in a draw and win for Switzerland respectively. Meanwhile Albania have also faced Switzerland in World Cup qualifications 4 times and Switzerland has won all of these games.
Albania Vs Switzerland starting lineups
Albania (4–3‑3): Berisha – Hysaj, Cana, Mavraj, Agolli – Xhaka, Kace, Abrashi – Roshi, Sadiku, Lenjani.
Switzerland (4–2‑3–1): Burki – Lichtsteiner, Schar, Von Berger, Rodriguez – Behrami, Xhaka – Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Embolo – Seferovic.
Albania Vs Switzerland: Prediction
With the team consisting of players like Shaqiri, Xhaka and Leichsteiner we expect Switzerland to win this match easily with 2 goals margin.