Sports Mole reviews Tuesday’s World Cup qualifiers – the European match between Albania and Poland, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
The decisive fight for second place in World Cup 2022 The group A qualifiers will take place on Tuesday in Tirana, as Albania game host Poland.
Eduardo RigaThe national team backed Qatar’s hopes, having recently won a heavy 1-0 victory over Hungary, while Poland easily beat San Marino.
After Hungary lost their gold medal since owning the Death Group for Euro 2020, Albania felt the opportunity to step up their qualifying attempt on hostile soil, and their trip to Budapest. turned out to be a happy event.
Chelsea star after 80 minutes of goalless opening Armando Bruga – who was on the pitch for 14 minutes – scored the only goal of the game, bringing Albania to the third consecutive World Cup qualifying victory on two occasions when lightning struck the 20-year-old after his goal in the 87th minute in a 1-0 match win over Hungary last month.
After a 5-0 loss to San Marino between those two 1-0 victories, Albania strengthened their second position in Group A with 15 points out of a potential of 21, but another opponent, Poland, are only ‘at a point behind and breathe. their necks.
Incredibly, Albania have kept their clean sheet in all five group wins so far – with well-known Serie A names providing solid defense for their country – and will have a point in the second round if they can maintain that. hot streak.
But Albania’s penultimate match in Group A is the toughest task – going to Wembley to face the England leaders – and Poland need no extra push to increase their chances of ranking. first and second this week.
Poland’s home game against San Marino – the lowest ranked country in the world – was an impressive result before the first ball was kicked on Saturday as Paulo sousaHis team managed to win with PGE Narodowy 5: 0.
Karol Soederskihead and special purpose Christian Brulee Poland went 2-0 before the break and more hits since Tomash kidzora and alternatives Adam boxa I Krzysztof Piątek Poland saw some victory to keep the pressure on Albania.
With Hungary sure beyond the race for second place, Poland are Albania’s only realistic contender for a second-round berth, with Team Sousa just one point after failing with England and the Hungary.
Despite England’s leading position in the standings, the Poles have scored a maximum of 24 goals in the group, which is not surprising. Robert lewandowski Leading the offensive – Denmark (26) are the only European team to have scored more goals in qualifying.
Four of the Poles’ 24 goals were scored after a 4-1 game against Albania last month. The result marked the visitors’ sixth trotting victory over the Reds and Lions, who had failed to beat potential rivals in the previous nine attempts.
Albania World Cup Qualifiers – The Shape of Europe:
Albania format (all competitions):
Poland World Cup Qualification – Form of Europe:
Polish model (all professions):
Defenders of Albania and Atalanta BC A jewel of Berat He broke his forearm in Saturday’s win over Hungary and would now have a month off in the game, with Fryderyk Veseli Ready for release this week.
Indri Chikichi The last time he got his second volume in the play-offs, he won’t play any role in this match either, so he can take his place. Nadim Bjarmi This is a slight change in appearance for the hosts.
Bruja certainly pushed for inclusion early on after repeating his tournaments against Hungary, and the 20-year-old could finally have his chance here after scoring goals in three World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, it was a moving night for ukasz Fabiański On Saturday, the 36-year-old bade farewell as he was substituted in the 57th minute of his 57th and final appearance for the Polish national team.
Monaco Radoslav Magici He came for the first time in place of Fabiański, but he will give up his place Wojciech Szczęsny here while Jean Bednarek I full glow They should both return to the bottom three.
Carol Linetti Has been suspended and can find a full seat Jakub ModerWhen he was 17 Kasper Kozłowski – who helped Piątkowo at the end of the goal this weekend – is expected to retire Piotr Zelenski.
Possible starting number for Albania:
Breisha. Cumbula, Vesely, Ismagli; Hisage, Gasula, Barry, Trashi; criminal. Bruja, Jikalichi
Possible starting line for Poland:
happy; Glick, Bednarek, Dawidowicz; Bereszyński, Klich, Moder, Jóźwiak; Zelensky. Friday, Lewandowski
We say: Albania 1-2 Poland
At first glance it may seem like a routine victory for Poland, but Albania always denies expectations in the World Cup qualifiers and should not be underestimated.
However, Poland’s 4-1 win over the Reds and Blacks last month should serve them well, and Sousa could face some big names this weekend, so expect the visitors to dominate the fight for the second place. narrow victory.
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