Azerbaijan vs Malta
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 14th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Baku Olympic Stadium (Baku).
The fourth division of the UEFA Nations League conducts this match between the two bottom-placed teams in Group 3. The earlier match of these two teams at Malta’s home ended in a 1-1 dull draw. Azerbaijan usually tends to take part in goal-scarce affairs. Expect this one to be of no difference too.
Group 3 is comparatively tighter when taken along with other groups in League D. With four rounds left to go as of now and with the third matchday scheduled to come before this match, there’s really no saying who would get promoted. Anyway, Group 4 is turning out to be quite the crowd puller.
Azerbaijan has not yet tasted victory in this tournament, but so haven’t they experienced a loss yet, too. It also has to be said that Azerbaijan has turned the tides somewhat in their favor. After a disappointing World Cup Qualifying campaign, they are slowly getting back into their groove.
With a win in this match, Azerbaijan could provide active competition to Kosovo who tops the group.
Malta, on the other hand, is struggling without a win at all this year. And they have a more worrying on the road form.
Azerbaijan vs Malta Head-to-head
- Malta has not won a single match in 2918
- Malta is one of the few teams in the league without a win so far.
- Malta has lost nine of their last 12 matches.
- Malta has lost 21 of their last 25 away matches.
- Malta has failed to score in 19 of them.
Azerbaijan vs Malta Prediction
This is a pretty easy fixture for Azerbaijan, considering the match is at home, and against Malta. Win this and they are in the mix to get promoted. Malta rarely wins games and with home advantage, Azerbaijan should convert this opportunity into three points.
The home side also has a steady and disciplined defence to call upon. They concede goals scarcely and the attackers of the visiting team will have their work cut out for them.
The match will be dominated by Azerbaijan. Expect a goal-fest.
Azerbaijan vs Malta Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Azerbaijan/ Azerbaijan @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).