France is fresh from beating Romania in their opening match of the tournament. France can extend their lead to six points and secure a place in the next round. France has a superior record against Albania and has won four of their last five encounters. France has furthermore scored an average of 2.2 goals against them. Albania are the lowest ranked team in the competition, but they raised a few heads with a brave display against Switzerland din their first game.Moreso,they put up a sterling performance with only ten players.France,however,are the host side and will be expected to come out all guns blazing for this encounter. They will put a lot of pressure on the Albanian defenders and create plenty of scoring chances. Albania has a credible goalkeeper in Lazio’s Etrit Berisha, and will rely on him in between the posts. Albania will hope for a draw, and should they concede they would struggle to equalize.
All France players are available for the game and are eager to win another game in front of the home fans.; Albania ,on the other hand, have a few missing players and will have to do without one of their key players Loric Cana. He is suspended and cannot play against vFDrance.Shkeltzzen Gashi and Kage are not fully fit and are doubtful for the game. All other players are fit and ready to play.
Possible Starting Lineups
Key Players: Paul Pobga; Olivier Giround; Dmitri Payet; Antoine Griezmann
Albania: Etrit Berisha; Elseid Hyraj
France vs. Albania Prediction
The game will be an enjoyable one with open attacking football expected from France. They are huge favorites to take the game and many expect an easy win for them. Albania, however, are a strong tactical team and play hardball especially in the midfield.France are well organized and are expected to score in both halves.