Kazakhstan vs Albania Prediction, 10/11/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kazakhstan vs Albania
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: Almaty Ortalyk Stadion in Almaty, Kazakhstan
TV: ESPN 3
Odds/Point Spread: Kazakhstan (+119) Albania (-158)
Almaty Ortalyk Stadion is the site where Baktiyor Zainutdinov and Kazakhstan (1-0-1 in Nations League) will play Albania (1-0-1 in Nations League) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Stas Pokatilov for Kazakhstan and Thomas Strakosha for Albania. The Kazakhs are at +119 while the Albanians are priced at -158. The O/U opens at 2.
Kazakhstan as a team have 3 goals for the campaign, which ranks them 14th in the league. They have attempted 21 shots at the opposition with 8 being on target, which is a 38.1% SOT percentage. Kazakhstan has controlled possession for 44.5% of the time.
Baktiyor Zainutdinov is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Kazakhs. Zainutdinov has been in the starting lineup in 21 outings during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Kazakhstan has earned 5 goals scored in 2,115 mins played. He has earned 10 yellow cards thus far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Jan Worogowski, the midfielder representing Kazakhstan. Worogowski has earned 1,690 mins during 19 starts and has been given a total of 5 yellow cards. He has scored 2 total goals. He scores 0.11 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Kazakhstan will be Stas Pokatilov. Pokatilov has seen the pitch for 180 mins and is sitting with 5 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.50 (3 total goals allowed) and his save % is .625. The goalie playing for Kazakhstan has had 8 shots tried at him in 2 career starting assignments. Pokatilov (0-0-2 mark in his career) has recorded 0 clean sheets.
In their matches thus far in the tournament, Albania maintains possession of the ball 53.5% of the time. The Albanians have an average of 2.5 shots on goal per 90 and have earned 2 goals thus far in the tournament. They have connected on 25% of their shots on 20 total shots.
Rey Manaj will be counted on for Albania. The forward representing Albania has 3,856 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has accumulated 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career. He has an average of 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 8 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Amir Abrashi, the midfielder representing Albania. He has tallied 10 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 13 different times. Abrashi has been given 52 yellow cards in 16,134 professional minutes (189 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.06.
Thomas Strakosha will be residing in front of the net for Albania. So far in his pro soccer career, Strakosha has surrendered 177 goals and has racked up 410 saves in 145 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 while holding a record of 75-33-37. He is the owner of a save % of .731 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 28.3%. Strakosha has racked up 41 clean sheets while he has seen 565 shots attempted against him in 13,095 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Albania (-158)
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