Malta vs Azerbaijan
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ta’Qali National Stadium, Ta’Qali.
Azerbaijan disappointed their fans in their inaugural UEFA Nations League showing which saw them draw 0-0 at home to Kosovo on Friday evening.
Can they fix the impression and pick up their maiden three-pointer three days later when Team Mili travel to Ta’Qali to take on the group underdogs Malta?
The hosts expectedly lost 3-1 away at in-form Faroe Islands, confirming they remain at the very bottom of the football chain on the continent.
Azerbaijan should be at Faroese level at the moment and we have to see the value in backing them to beat the struggling Malta at 2.20 odds here.
Nations League is a perfect opportunity for sides like Azerbaijan to try and challenge a place at the European Championship and there are no doubts Qurban Qurbanov’s men will be highly motivated to get the campaign up and running here against the Reds.
Malta vs Azerbaijan: Head-to-head
- It is interesting to note that the head to head stats speak in Malta’s favour.
- The Reds won three, drew one and lost two of six meetings with Azerbaijan.
- At home, Malta won three and drew one of four games with Team Milli.
- The most recent H2H history, however, saw Azerbaijan win two and draw one of last three meetings with Malta.
Malta vs Azerbaijan: Prediction
Malta took just one point from ten games in the most recent World Cup Qualification campaign and they’ll head into this off the back of six losses and a draw in last seven outings. Azerbaijan, on the other side, lost just one of last five games and we see a decent value in backing them to win here at 2.20 knowing they also won two and drew one of three recent H2H games against the Reds.
Since Team Milli notched two or more goals in all of last three meetings with Malta, we will alternatively back them to keep such form going here and net at least two at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali at the 2.62 odds.
Malta vs Azerbaijan: Bet Tips
Azerbaijan to win @ 2.20 (11/10)
Azerbaijan Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.60 (8/5)