Faroe Islands vs Malta
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Torsvollur (Torshavn).
European football minnows Faroe Islands and Malta line-up against each other in matchday 1 of the UEFA Nations League 2020/21 edition.
The teams were grouped together in last year’s competition as well as the recent European Championship qualifiers.
The 2018 Nations League duel saw Faroe Islands bag a dominant 3-1 home win and 1-1 stalemate in the reverse leg to finish above Malta in the point standings.
In the European qualifiers, Malta edged a narrow 2-1 win at their home soil while Faroese had the revenge with a 1-0 win at their backyard.
Let’s take a look at the h2h record and find out why the hosts are clear favorites to win this fixture.
Faroe Islands vs Malta Head-to-head
The Faroese have a 100% win record when this fixture is played in their home soil.
Except the latest recent 1-0 at Torshavn, the previous 3 saw both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.
Faroe Islands vs Malta Prediction
Now we know why bookies price Faroe Islands are strong favorites to win this game and the odds around 1.60 is a too good to turn down.
To add to the h2h analysis, over the years, Malta had rarely won a football game away from home, thought their last win in 2017 was a biggie, at Ukraine by a solitary goal. They are win-less in 14 since, 12 of them are defeats and have not scored in the last 5.
At the same time, Faroe Islands did well against teams with similar stature while playing at home. One of the highlights of their recent results is a 1-1 draw versus Kosovo in last season’s UEFA Nations League.
Faroe Islands vs Malta Betting Tips
Faroe Islands to win @ 1.61 odd
Correct Score: 2-0 for the home teams @ 6.50 odd.