KS Egnatia vs FK Kukesi Prediction 26.01.2023

Egnatia Rrogozhinë

Egnatia Rrogozhinë

1 : 2

Kukësi

Kukësi

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  • Competition: Kategoria Superiore
  • Date: 26th January 2023
  • Kickoff: 12:00 UTC / 13:00 CET
  • Venue: Rrogozhinë Stadium

Last-placed relegation zone candidates Kukesi will take a trip to the Rrogozhinë Stadium as they face Egnatia next. The home side, Egnatia, are fourth in the Kategoria Superiore, Albania's top-flight footballing competition. They have won or drawn 12 of their 17 games played and just sit two points behind third-placed Vllaznia in anticipation of a Conference League qualification. On the other end of the table, Kukesi sits last with just four wins from 17 games, conceding more goals (19) than they have scored (14) in 2022-23. But, Kukesi come into this tie with a more than decent away form. The visitors have lost just three games from their 8 outings this year. Egnatia would be ruing their psychological disadvantage obtained from the lack of wins in five of the eight home games played.

Egnatia vs Kukesi Betting Pick #1: Under 2.5 goals

The last five meetings between the two sides have been very tight, and have thus ended with under 2.5 goals after either team has cancelled out the other with negative tactics. This season too, the two teams have returned to the same strategies as both sides have not seen more than two goals in seven of the last eight games played by them. In fact, Kukesi have not scored in their last three games too. We thus believe that history will repeat itself and this game will end up again with a narrow result.

Pick #2: Egnatia to win

Egnatia might have won just thrice from eight home games, but this is the kind of match that they surely need all three points from if Conference League qualification is targeted. The home side is playing the weakest opposition in the Albanian top flight, and it will not get easier than this to secure all three points and a clean sheet too. We are expecting a 1-0 win for Egnatia in this game.

Egnatia Rrogozhinë vs Kukësi Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    1 : 2

    Kukësi

    Superliga

  2. Kukësi

    0 : 1

    Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    Superliga

Egnatia Rrogozhinë

KS Egnatia Team News

Fortunately for Egnatia, they hold no injured or suspended personnel ahead of this Thursday's clash with Kukesi. Their only new signing who plays first-team football regularly is the central midfielder, Fernando Medeiros. The 26-year-old Brazilian was signed in July, last year, just before the season began.  Right-back Abudrraman Fangaj has also been an on-off starter for Egnatia after his arrival from Vllaznia, last summer on a free transfer. We expect both Medeiros and Fangaj to start this game on Thursday.

Players to watch: Fernando Medeiros (4 goals and 4 assists), Dzon Delarge (4 goals and 3 assists), Arbin Zejnullai (2 goals and 1 assist)

Last matches of Egnatia Rrogozhinë

  1. Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    1 : 1

    Skënderbeu Korçë

    Albanian Cup

  2. Partizani Tirana

    1 : 1

    Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    Superliga

  3. Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    1 : 2

    Kukësi

    Superliga

  4. KF Teuta

    1 : 1

    Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    Superliga

  5. Skënderbeu Korçë

    0 : 1

    Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    Albanian Cup

Egnatia Rrogozhinë lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Alen Sherri

Defenders

  • 13

    Renato Malota

  • 29

    Emiljano Musta

  • 36

    Sodiq Ololade Atanda

  • 44

    Abdurraman Fangaj

Midfielders

  • 18

    Donald Mëllugja

  • 11

    Fernando Medeiros da Silva

  • 17

    Arbin Zejnullai

  • 15

    Michael Agbekpornu

Forwards

  • 70

    Raphael Dwamena

  • 9

    Gytis Paulauskas

Kukësi

FK Kukesi Team News

One-time Albanian champions, Kukesi need every back in their team as they battle relegation currently. Right midfielder Rimal Haxhiu has been one of the new signings who has really impressed with his recent performances at Kukesi. The 23-year-old Albanian was snapped up from FK Apolonia on a free deal earlier last summer. Free agent and goal-keeper Betim Halimi has also become a mainstay in this team after the 26-year-old's recent arrival to the away side's camp.

Players to watch: Gabriel Barbosa (2 goals and 2 assists), Gjelbrim Taipi (3 assists and 1 goal), Edi Basa (3 goals)

Last matches of Kukësi

  1. Kukësi

    5 : 0

    Apolonia Fier

    Albanian Cup

  2. Kukësi

    2 : 0

    FK Tirana

    Superliga

  3. Egnatia Rrogozhinë

    1 : 2

    Kukësi

    Superliga

  4. Kukësi

    0 : 2

    Erzeni Shijak

    Superliga

  5. Apolonia Fier

    0 : 0

    Kukësi

    Albanian Cup

Kukësi lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Betim Halimi

Defenders

  • Edison Ndreca

  • 25

    Ebert Cardoso da Silva

  • 77

    Altin Bytyçi

  • Franko Lamge

Midfielders

  • 7

    Gjelbrim Taipi

  • 8

    Shqiprim Taipi

  • Daniel Momoh

Forwards

  • Ergys Peposhi

  • 10

    Edi Baša

  • 21

    Gabriel Barbosa Avelino

3 Reasons why this game will end in Under 2.5 goals & a Egnatia win

  1. Each of the last five meetings between the two sides have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored
  2. Both sides have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 games played
  3. Egnatia have won or drawn their last four games now, while not losing on five of the last eight occasions at home

Main prediction Egnatia Rrogozhinë - Kukësi

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

51% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.91

BTTS - NO

Best odds:1.58

Egnatia Rrogozhinë & Kukësi current standing in Kategoria Superiore

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Tirana 19 10 4 5 31 - 14 +17 34
2 Partizani Tirana 19 9 4 6 23 - 22 +1 31
3 Erzeni Shijak 19 7 8 4 20 - 20 0 29
4 Vllaznia Shkodër 19 8 4 7 24 - 20 +4 28
5 Egnatia Rrogozhinë 19 7 6 6 20 - 15 +5 27
6 Laçi 19 8 2 9 22 - 23 -1 26
7 Bylis Ballsh 19 6 5 8 15 - 19 -4 23
8 Kukësi 19 6 4 9 17 - 20 -3 22
9 Teuta Durrës 19 5 6 8 17 - 27 -10 21
10 Kastrioti Krujë 19 4 7 8 14 - 23 -9 19

KS Egnatia vs FK Kukesi - FAQ

? What is the result likely to be at half time?
Egnatia to lead (6/7)
? How many cards are likely to be shown to both teams?
Under 4.5 (7/9 H2H)
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