Albania welcomes Hungary to the National Arena on Sunday for the qualifying match of the FIFA World Cup Group I 2022.
Both sides were attacked in the midweek clash and will seek to give a good answer here.
As the Eagles went 4-1 against Poland on Thursday, the Magyars were beaten 4-0 by England that night.
The loss left them third and fourth in the group respectively with seven and six points each.
Albania against Hungary head to head
In the previous six clashes between the parties, Albania has never defeated Hungary, losing five times.
The only time the Eagles managed to avoid defeat was in a Balkan Cup game, much in 1948!
This will also be their first clash since an international friendly in 2014, which Hungary won 1-0.
Albania Formula Guide (all competitions): LLDWL
Hungary Form Guide (all competitions): LDDLD
Albania – Hungary Team News
Striker Ray Manaj and midfield duo Elseid Hysaj and Keidi Bare have been suspended from a collision for a collection of cards.
So coach Edoardo Reja has plenty of changes to make in his lineup on Saturday.
He will most likely turn into a 3-4-3 to make up for lost players and inject more firepower.
Bekim Balaj and Odise Roshi can join Sokol Cikalleshi in attack.
Suspended: Ray Manaj, Elseid Hysaj, Keidi Bare
Hungary already lacks a lot of players.
Loic Nego is currently in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 and Gergo Lovrencsics is recovering from an ankle injury. Kevin Varga now joins him on the wing after an injury in the loss to England.
David Siger, Szilveszter Hangya and Filip Helander are not part of the qualifiers due to injury.
But on the bright side, Adam Nagy is available again after suffering his suspension last time out. He is likely to return to midfield immediately.
Hurt: Kevin Varga, Gergo Lovrencsics, David Siger, Szilveszter Hangya
Unavailable: Loic Nego and Philip Helander
Albania vs. Hungary Predicted XI
Albania (3-4-3): Thomas Strakosha; Adrian Ismajli, Marash Kumbulla, Berat Djimsiti; Albi Doka, Amir Abrashi, Klaus Gjasula, Lorenc Trashi; Odise Roshi, Sokol Cikalleshi, Bekim Balaj.
Hungary (3-4-2-1): Peter Gulacsi; Attila Szalai, Adam Lang, Willi Orban; Bendeguz Bolla, Andras Schafer, Adam Nagy, Attila Fiola; Rolland Sallai, Dominik Szoboszlai; Adam Szalai.
Albania vs Hungary Forecast
Starting with large losses, both sides are currently in a low tide.
However, the visitors still have the quality to beat Albania, with Szoboszlai, Sallai and Szalai making up a good attacking front.
Forecast: Albania 1-2 Hungary
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