Albania – San Marino: prediction for the qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup
Volleyball players of the national teams of Albania and San Marino will come face to face in one of the matches of the men’s volleyball European championship. Which side will win this meeting? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
In 2016, the Albanian national team was able to achieve the greatest success in its history. She made her way to the final of the European Championship, where, however, she could not get out of the group. After that, the results of the “eagles” began to decline, and in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup and the European Championship 2020, they finished far from those positions that could allow them to participate in the continental and world forums. In the current qualification, the Albanians have a chance to wedge themselves into the struggle for a ticket to Qatar. After five rounds they have 9 points, which allows them to occupy the third line, 1 point behind the Poles.
The San Marino team is one of the weakest teams in the world rankings. In her entire history, she was able to get only one victory in a friendly game, and did not win any more victories in official games. The last time the guests scored points in the matches of the qualifying rounds of the World Championships was in 2001, having played then in a draw with Latvia – 1: 1. After that, the team lost all 47 games in which they participated. It is worth noting, however, the fact that in the last meeting, San Marino managed to score the first goal in two years. The visiting team signed the ball at the gate of Poland, but conceded 7 goals in response.
Statistics and figures:
Albania is the clear favorite of the meeting;
The hosts have won twice in 5 games;
San Marino hasn’t won 47 games in a row;
The rivals met each other three times;
All three meetings were won by the Albanians with a total score of 8: 0.
For the first time in its history, Albania is preparing to score more than 3 goals against San Marino. Most likely, this is exactly what will happen, because the hosts are in relatively good shape, which cannot be said about the football “dwarf” who has forgotten what the taste of victory is.