Malta’s National team will host England’s National team at the Ta’Qali National Stadium
on this European Qualification Stage for the 2018 World Cup.
We know that the Maltese always have very few objectives in this sort of competitions.
I dare to say that if they are able to come out of the duels with any dignity against the main National teams, it is already a win for them.
Obviously we have seen some improvement on the team over the last few years, and they don’t suffer such heavy losses anymore.
In any way, there is no ambition for them to qualify. Malta is in the last place of this group, with 0 points gained so far. That is 6 losses in 6 matches, with only 2 goals scored and 15 goals conceded.
Latest results – Malta:
10.06.2017 WCQL Slovenia 2-0 Malta
06.06.2017 FRL Ukraine 0-1 Malta
26.03.2017 WCQL Malta 1-3 Slovakia
15.11.2016 FRL Malta 0-2 Iceland
11.11.2016 WCQL Malta 0-1 Slovenia
11.10.2016 WCQL Lithuania 2-0 Malta
Latest results – England:
13.06.2017 FRL France 3-2 England
10.06.2017 WCQL Scotland 2-2 England
26.03.2017 WCQL England 2-0 Lithuania
22.03.2017 FRL Germany 1-0 England
15.11.2016 FRL England 2-2 Spain
11.11.2016 WCQL England 3-0 Scotland
Malta vs England – Betting Tip and Prediction:
England and their new generation always go in as big favourites in major competitions but they have been piling up disappointments in recent years. On this qualification stage the team is leading the group, with 14 points gained.
But they are far from a comfortable position. The team only has a 2-point advantage over Slovakia, who has 12, and 3 points over Slovenia, who has 11.
As a matter of fact, this English team will face Slovakia on their next match. So there’s a high chance we’ll see some rotation being imposed in this match.
I believe that England is still a heavy favourite, whether they play with their starters or with their backups. But I believe in a match with fewer goals than expected.
Malta is the boxing bag of this group, but disregarding their beat down when facing Scotland, they didn’t suffer any heavy defeats. Even against this same England side, at Wembley, Malta have only lost 2-0.
Therefore, England should win, but not by that many goals.
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