Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Albania will be looking to build on a 2-0 win over Belarus when they take on Lithuania at Air Albania Stadium on Monday evening. Edoardo Reja is doing a good job with the Albanian national team, and it is no surprise his men are seen as favourites to win the match. The Red and Blacks are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and even though the game will be played behind closed doors, home win should be considered.
Lithuania, on the other hand, continue where they left in Euro 2020 qualifiers, with the team failing to impress in a 2-0 loss to Kazakhstan. This will be somewhat of David-vs-Goliath clash, and we are positive that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting on the international stage Albania crushed Lithuania 4-1, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Team (Lithuania):
Lithuania was occupied by Soviet Union in 1940 and 50 years later they regained their independence. The Lithuania national football team played their first official game on June 24, 1923, with the team suffering a heavy 5-0 loss to Estonia in Kaunas.
The former Soviet republic have yet to book their place at the finals of a major tournament, but they were competitive in the UEFA Euro 2004 qualifiers as they managed to play out a draw with Germany on the road. Lithuania managed to beat Scotland in the qualifiers for the 2004 European Championship, but they eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in Portugal. Marius Stankevicius is considered Lithuania’s most notable footballer as he played for the likes of Lazio, Hannover, Sampdoria, Sevilla and Valencia in the past.
LFF Stadium is the home ground of the Lithuania national football team and the venue, who capacity is 5.067, was opened in 2004. Lithuania play their home games on artificial turf.