England vs Malta
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Saturday 8th October 2016.
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.
Three Lions lock horns with Group F minnows Malta at the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium.
Lallana conjured a last minutes goal to hand England her first 3 point of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. The three lions walked away with the maximum point from Trnava, as they narrowed pass Slovakia by a 1-0 score line. And England sits 2nd on the Group F with 3 points and 3 goals difference shot off group leader.
Malta suffered a 5-1 defeat from the hands of Scotland in their first game of the World Qualifiers. The knight extended their win-less run to 11 consecutive games, and 15 consecutive competitive games. In addition, they sit last on the log and are in search of their 2nd World Cup Qualifiers win in in 12 games.
England vs Malta: Head to Head Statistics
- England is unbeaten in 5 home games at home. The three lions has 1 defeat in their last 10 competitive games, and 2 defeats in their last q0 games in all competition.
- Malta has failed to win in 11 consecutive games, and in 15 competitive games. Moreover, the Knight has lost 4 of their last 5 world Cup qualifiers games away.
England vs Malta: Prediction
England will be going into this one under the tutelage of a caretaker boss. The three lions experienced a technical face-off going into the game, but this shouldn’t affect the team performance considering the talent in the England side, and the quality of their opponent.
Malta’s run of form going to this game is a thing of concern, considering the numerous attacking talents the English national team as at its disposal. They are also one of the lowest ranked sides in Europe.
Therefore, I will predict a straight win for England, with a minimum of 4 goals margin.
England vs Malta: Betting Tips
Handicap England -4 at 21/20 (2.05).