Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
David faces Goliath at Stade de France in the 2020 European Championship qualifier. Les Tricolores quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Turkey, with the team rolling over Andorra 4-0 and they will be looking to retain top position in Group H with a triumph over Albania at Stade de France. Antoine Griezmann has been scoring goals for fun with Barcelona at the start of the season and we predict that the former Atletico Madrid is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders in Saturday’s football match.
The Albanians, on the other hand, defeated Moldova 2-0 in front of home fans in their last qualifier, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against France. Over the years les Tricolores have turned their Stade de France into a real fortress and we predict that the world champions are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s qualifier.
Highlighted Player (N Golo Kante):
Born in Paris in 1991, N’Golo Kante spent his early career playing for French minnows Boulogne and Caen, but he didn’t need a lot of time to catch the eye of high-profile clubs. The holding midfielder was on the verge of joining Marseille in the summer of 2015 when Leicester City submitted a £5.6 million for his services and he eventually signed for the King Power Stadium outfit.
Destiny appears to have played a part in the move as Kante would go on to become one of leading Premier League footballers in an unbelievable season that ended with the Foxes winning the Premiership trophy. Having deservedly been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, Kante would also receive the first ever call-up for the national team in March 2016, and he impressed in his first two appearances, scoring a goal in the 4-2 triumph over Russia.
A combative midfielder with an amazing pair of lungs, Kante impressed Premier League fans and pundits alike, and he will probably go down as one of the best holding midfielders to have ever played for an English club.
Highlighted Team (Albania):
The Albanian national football team has represented the country on international stage since 1946, and it is interesting to note that Albania was one of the founding members of UEFA back in 1954. The Eagles have enjoyed very little success in the 20th century, but they managed to show some improvement at the turn of the century and eventually secured their first ever appearance at a major tournament.
Albania qualified for the Euro 2016 finals as they came second in their qualifying group behind Portugal, taking 14 points from 8 matches, with Italian coach Gianni De Biasi at the helm. The Eagles have never qualified for the World Cup finals in 11 attempts, winning mere 14 of 94 World Cup qualifiers.
Former Lazio defender Lorik Cana has worn the captain’s armband over the last few years and he is Albania’s most capped player, while former Chievo forward Erjon Bogdani still holds the record for most goals for the national team, with 18 strikes in 74 appearances.