Lithuania vs Albania Prediction, 10/14/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lithuania vs Albania
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: LFF Stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania
Odds/Point Spread: Lithuania (-121) Albania (-108)
Rey Manaj and Albania (1-1-1 in Nations League) go to LFF Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet Lithuania (1-1-1 in Nations League). The goaltenders protecting the net are Tomas Švedkauskas for Lithuania and Thomas Strakosha for Albania. The Albanians are at at -108 while the Lithuanians are priced at -121. The over/under has been set at 2.
Lithuania has been able to maintain possession for 48% of matches. They have racked up 56 fouls and have drawn 52 fouls for the tourney. They have launched 37 shots at their opponents goal with 12 being on target, which is a 32.4% shots on target percentage. Lithuania have collected 3 goals for the tournament, which has them 26th in the league.
Fiodor Černych is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Lithuanians. He has totaled 17 assists while tallying 12 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Černych has had a starting assignment in 141 matchups during his soccer career and has 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Lithuania has recorded 33 goals scored in 12,105 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Karolis Laukžemis, the forward taking the field for Lithuania. He has scored 2 goals. Laukžemis has 650 minutes in 8 career starting assignments and has been given 3 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lithuania will be Tomas Švedkauskas. Švedkauskas (11-11-22 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 9 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper playing for Lithuania has faced 40 shots tried against him in 43 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.98 (19 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .525. Švedkauskas has seen the field for 3,923 mins and has 21 saves during his career.
Albania has tallied 37 fouls in the tournament (36th in the league) and they have 41 fouls against them. In the UEFA Nations League, they have controlled possession of the ball 54.3% of the game. The Albanians have an average of 3.33 shots on target per 90 minutes and have a total of 2 goals thus far. They have completed 30.3% of their SOT on 33 total shots.
Rey Manaj will need to provide a spark for Albania. He is currently averaging 0.33 G/90 and has started 8 matches so far in his career. The forward from Albania has been on the pitch for 3,856 mins and has earned 14 goals. He has 21 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Amir Abrashi, the midfielder taking the field for Albania. Abrashi has been given 52 yellow card warnings in 16,134 minutes played (189 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.06. He has accumulated 10 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 times.
Thomas Strakosha will look after the net for Albania. So far in his pro soccer career, Strakosha has allowed 177 goals and has 410 stops in 145 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.22 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 75-33-37. He has earned a save percentage of .731 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.3%. Strakosha has recorded 41 clean sheets and has defended 565 shots tried against him in 13,095 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lithuania (-121)
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