Albania vs Kazakhstan Prediction, 11/15/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Albania vs Kazakhstan
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Air Albania Stadium in Tirana, Albania
Odds/Point Spread: Albania (-156) Kazakhstan (+433)
Air Albania Stadium is the site where Rey Manaj and Albania (1-2-1 in Nations League) will take on Kazakhstan (1-1-2 in Nations League) on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Thomas Strakosha for Albania and Stas Pokatilov for Kazakhstan. The Kazakhs are at at +433 while the Albanians are priced at -156. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Albania as a team have accumulated 2 goals for this competition, which ranks them 39th in the league. They have launched 47 shots at their opponents goal with 14 being on target, which is a 29.8% SOT percentage. They have been called for 59 fouls as well as having drawn 52 fouls for the tourney. Albania has been able to control possession for 56% of the time.
Rey Manaj is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Albanians. He has 21 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Manaj has been in the starting lineup in 39 outings thus far in his career and scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Albania has earned 14 goals in 3,856 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Amir Abrashi, the midfielder playing for Albania. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 10 total goals. Abrashi has been on the field for 16,134 mins in 189 starting assignments and has been given 52 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.06 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Albania is Thomas Strakosha. Strakosha (75-33-38 record during his career) has accounted for 41 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.1% shutout percentage. The keeper playing for Albania has seen 572 shots tried at him in 146 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (180 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .729. Strakosha has seen the pitch for 13,185 minutes and has earned 414 stops during his soccer career.
Kazakhstan has 65 fouls this tournament (9th in Nations League) and they have 48 fouls drawn. So far in the UEFA Nations League, they have controlled possession of the ball 47.3% of the time. The Kazakhs average a total of 3.25 shots on target per 90 minutes and have earned 3 goals so far in the tournament. They have been able to connect on 35.1% of their shots on target out of 37 shots.
Baktiyor Zainutdinov will need to be on top of his game for Kazakhstan. He sports an average of 0.19 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 25 matches so far in his career. The midfielder hailing from Kazakhstan has totaled 2,381 mins while scoring 5 goals. He has accumulated 10 yellow card warnings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Jan Worogowski, the midfielder playing for Kazakhstan. Worogowski has been handed a total of 6 yellow card cautions in 1,962 minutes played (23 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.09. He has scored 2 goals so far in his career.
Stas Pokatilov will look after the goal for Kazakhstan. In his career, Pokatilov has conceded 124 goals and has accumulated 337 stops in 118 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.04 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 65-26-29. He holds a save percentage of .742 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.1%. Pokatilov has accumulated 39 clean sheets while defending 453 shots tried against him in 10,727 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kazakhstan (+433)
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